New York, 29 June 2011 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the situation in Kordofan and Blue Nile states of SudanThe Secretary-General welcomes the signing yesterday in Addis Ababa of the Framework Agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM-North) on Political Partnership between the National Congress Party (NCP) and the SPLM-North, and Political and Security Arrangements in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan States.
The Secretary-General commends both parties for the political will they have demonstrated in reaching the agreement. He urges them to use the momentum created to conclude a cessation of hostilities in South Kordofan without delay. The Secretary-General calls on the parties to ensure the protection of vulnerable civilians and full humanitarian access to those in need in South Kordofan.
The Secretary-General expresses his appreciation for the efforts of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), led by former President Thabo Mbeki, supported by UNMIS and other partners in assisting the parties reach this agreement.
Statements on 29 June 2011
- New York, 29 June 2011 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Thailand
- Astana, Kazakhstan, 29 June 2011 - Secretary-General's message to the 38th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) [Delivered by Mr. Jan Kubis, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe]