UN Security Council votes to end UNITAMS mission in Sudan

The United Nations Security Council held voting that resulted in 14 votes in favour of ending its mission in Sudan, known as the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission (UNITAMS), except for Russia which abstained from voting on Friday. Thus the mission ended the following Sunday.

The mission liquidation came amid a request from the country’s foreign minister.

The Sudanese military government said that the mission wasn’t fulfilling its objectives.

The council ordered the mission to “immediately start on 4 December 2023, the cessation of its operations and the process of the transfer of its tasks, where appropriate and to the extent feasible, to UN agencies, funds and programmes, to complete this by 29 February 2024.”

The mission is set to end on March 1st, 2024, and the council will take the necessary steps to ensure the safe transition of both UN active workers and operations from the country.


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