29 May 2020

Security Council Maintains Force Levels of African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur until 3 June, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2523 (2020)

The Security Council in a 29 May videoconference meeting* decided unanimously to maintain current troop and police ceilings of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 3 June.

By the terms of resolution 2523 (2020), the Council decided that during this period, UNAMID shall maintain all team sites for mandate implementation.  In addition, the Council expressed its intention to decide by 3 June 2020 courses of action regarding the responsible drawdown and exit of UNAMID, and to adopt a new resolution establishing a follow-on presence of the mission.

[Security Council resolutions are currently adopted through a written procedure vote under temporary, extraordinary and provisional measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as set out in a letter (document S/2020/253) by its President for March (China).]

Previously, the Council had decided unanimously on 30 March that UNAMID maintain its current troop and police ceilings until 31 May 2020 (see Press Release SC/14152).


* Based on information received from the Security Council Affairs Division.

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