The Security Council on Thursday adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) for a year, till Oct. 31, 2020.
Resolution 2495, which won the unanimous support of the 15 members of the Security Council, calls on the Sudanese government, Darfur armed movements, and all other stakeholders to strive for peace to allow for UNAMID’s exit.
The resolution decides that till March 31, 2020, UNAMID shall maintain its current troop and police ceilings, and that during this period, UNAMID shall maintain all team sites for mandate implementation, except its sector headquarters in South Darfur.
The western Sudanese region of Darfur has been plagued by a war between Sudanese government forces and the indigenous population since 2003. UNAMID was established by the Security Council in July 2007. Its mandate includes protecting civilians, facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid, and mediating peace. Enditem