On 3 July 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan held informal consultations to consider the report of the Chair’s visit to Sudan, which took place from 14 to 18 May 2017.
The visit was undertaken to obtain updated first-hand accounts of the state of implementation of the measures imposed by the relevant Security Council resolutions. It was the second visit of a Chair of the Committee, the first having taken place in January 2014.
During the informal consultations, the Chair provided an overview of the findings, observations and recommendations contained in his report, which was transmitted to Committee members on 16 June 2017. Committee members agreed that the situation in Darfur had evolved considerably, with many positive developments. Several of them looked forward to further progress in specific areas which they highlighted. Most Committee members expressed their agreement with the recommendations.
Committee members welcomed the continued cooperation of the Government of Sudan with the Committee and its Panel of Experts, and hoped that it would be further strengthened.