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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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New York, 5 July 2011 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the situation in Southern Kordofan, Sudan

The Secretary-General expresses his disappointment that the parties to the conflict in Southern Kordofan State, Sudan, have not yet agreed to a cessation of hostilities and deplores the grave humanitarian impact of continued fighting, particularly in light of the end of the UNMIS mandate on 9 July.

The Secretary-General calls on the parties to immediately cease hostilities, ensure the protection of civilians and provide all support necessary for the delivery of humanitarian assistance to those in need. The Secretary-General calls on the parties to resolve the underlying issues to the conflict through political dialogue, as agreed under the Framework Agreement between the Government of Sudan and Sudan People's Liberation Movement (North) on 28 June 2011.

The Secretary-General offers the continued support of the United Nations to the Government of Sudan and all stakeholders toward resolving the conflict, implementing a cease-fire, and facilitating the provision of humanitarian assistance to those in need.