Category Archives: Sudan

Press Statement of the UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in the Sudan, Mr. Aristide Nononi

Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, on a visit to El Fasher in North Darfur, Sudan, May 2015. Photo: UNAMID/Hamid Abdulsalam

Photo: UNAMID/Hamid Abdulsalam

Khartoum, 28 April 2016

As I conclude my second visit as Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, I would like to first thank all of you for attending this press briefing. I would also like to express my appreciation to the Government of Sudan for its invitation and cooperation with the mandate I represent, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Khartoum, and UNAMID for their kind support to facilitate my visit from 14 to 28 April 2015.

During my visit to Khartoum, I met with a wide variety of stakeholders, including  the State Minister of Foreign Affairs, the State Minister of Justice, the State Minister of Defence, the State Minister of Finance, the Chief Justice and representatives of the judiciary, the Advisory Council for Human Rights, the National Commission for Human Rights, Parliamentarians, the Commissioner-General of the Humanitarian Aid Commission, the National Commission for Human Rights, various specialized units of different ministries, the Director in charge of training and capacity building of the National Intelligence and Security Service, the Khartoum Bar Association, members of political parties, academia, civil society, and the diplomatic community. I also had the opportunity to travel to Southern Kordofan where I met with the regional authorities. In addition, I travelled to two Darfur States, including visits to Zam Zam IDP camp and to the model village of Thabit in North Darfur, as well as to Khor Omer camp in East Darfur. I also met with the Walis of North and East Darfur States, respective state officials, the Head of the Darfur Regional Authority, UN country team, UNAMID and civil society actors. Continue reading

UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan to start second mission to the country

Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, on a visit to El Fasher in North Darfur, Sudan, May 2015. Photo: UNAMID/Hamid Abdulsalam

Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, on a visit to El Fasher in North Darfur, Sudan, May 2015. Photo: UNAMID/Hamid Abdulsalam

GENEVA (12 April 2016) – The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, will carry out his second mission to the country from 14 to 28 April 2016 to assess the efforts being undertaken by the Sudanese Government to comply with its international human rights obligations.

“My assessment will focus on the protection of basic fundamental rights of Sudanese people, including civil and political rights as well as economic, social and cultural rights, with particular emphasis on the situation of internally displaced persons,” noted the Independent Expert.

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Sudan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers informal briefing to the General Assembly. Video Capture. UNTV

The Secretary-General welcomes the latest initiative of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan and South Sudan to bring together the Government of the Republic of the Sudan, the National Umma Party, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North, Justice and Equality Movement and Sudan Liberation Movement/Minni Minawi to reach an agreement on a cessation of hostilities, humanitarian access and assistance and an inclusive national dialogue process. Continue reading

Sudan Signs Action Plan to Protect Children from Violations in Armed Conflict

Khartoum, 27 March 2016 – In an important milestone for the protection of children in Sudan, the Government signed an Action Plan with the United Nations to prevent the recruitment and use of children by Sudan Government Security Forces. The United Nations welcomes the Government’s commitment to protect children from violations in armed conflict.

“We will work to promote and protect children’s rights in areas of armed conflict and displacement. We are also committed to strengthen existing mechanisms that are included in the Child Act of 2010 and the Sudan Armed Forces law, ” said His Excellency Ibrahim Adam Ibrahim, State Minister of Social Welfare.

The State Minister of Social Welfare signed the Action Plan on behalf of the Sudanese Government in a high-level ceremony that took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was attended by cabinet ministers to highlight the Government’s determination to turn the page on the recruitment and use of children. Continue reading

السفير السوداني يؤكد من مجلس الأمن على أن وثيقة الدوحة للسلام في دارفور هي الخط الفاصل بين الحرب الداخلية والسلام

المندوب الدائم للسودان لدى الأمم المتحدة عمر دهب فضل - UN Photo/Loey Felipe

المندوب الدائم للسودان لدى الأمم المتحدة عمر دهب فضل – UN Photo/Loey Felipe

جدد مجلس الأمن اليوم (10 فبراير) ولاية فريق الخبراء المعني بلجنة العقوبات والمعين بموجب القرار 1591 لعام 2005. وأكد القرار الجديد رقم (2265) الذي تبناه أعضاء المجلس بالإجماع على ضرورة وضع حد للعنف والتجاوزات المتواصلة في دارفور وأهمية التصدي للأسباب الجذرية للنزاع في إطار السعي إلى إقامة سلام دائم

وتعقيبا على قرار المجلس، قال السفير عمر دهب فضل، المندوب الدائم للسودان لدى الأمم المتحدة، إن القرارات المختلفة لمجلس الأمن تنحو إلى تحميل حكومة السودان مسؤولية الأعمال الإجرامية والإرهابية التي تقوم بها المجموعات المسلحة المارقة حيث لا يوجد في تلك القرارات ما يدين قيامها بهذه الأعمال، بل مطالبة متكررة لحكومة السودان بالقبض عليهم وتقديمهم للعدالة

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اليوناميد تحمي المدنيين وتساعدُ النازحين في شمال ووسط دارفور بعد قصف جوي وحرق للقرى

Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran

Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran

ارتفع عدد النازحين الذين لجأوا إلى المنطقة المحيطة بموقع بعثة اليوناميد الميداني بسرتوني، شمال دارفور ليصل إلى14,770 شخصا، من بينهم 1,493 رجلا و4,097 امرأة إضافة إلى 9,180 طفلا

وتُمثل هذه الأعداد زيادة نسبتها أكثر 52 بالمئة في ظرف 24 ساعة فقط بسب القصف الجوي المُكثف بعد ظهر 25 يناير 2016 . وفي 26 يناير، وصل فريق يضمُ برنامج الأغذية العالمي ومنظمات وطنية غير حكومية إلى قاعدة البعثة بسرتوني بهدف إجراء تحققٍ ومسحٍ سريعين لتقييم الاحتياجات الإنسانية

ووصلت ثلاث عشرة أسرة نزحت مؤخراً إلى معسكر رواندا للنازحين في طويلة، شمال دارفور، فأصبح بذلك عدد الذين نزحوا إلى هناك 3,264 شخصا، ويشمل هذا العدد معسكري رواندا وأرقو، فيما تقومُ منظمات الإغاثة بتوفيرِ المساعدات الإنسانية الضرورية للنازحين

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Darfur: UN expresses grave concern over new hostilities and impact on thousands of civilians

On 24 January 2016, officials from the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) visited Anka and Umm Rai, North Darfur, and interacted with the displaced population who spoke about their concerns regarding the lack of food, shelter, water resources and medical facilities. Photo: UNAMID/Hamid Abdulsalam

On 24 January 2016, officials from the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) visited Anka and Umm Rai, North Darfur, and interacted with the displaced population who spoke about their concerns regarding the lack of food, shelter, water resources and medical facilities. Photo: UNAMID/Hamid Abdulsalam

 

27 January 2016 – The United Nations today expressed grave concern over the impact of the ongoing hostilities in Darfur on thousands of civilians who have been forced to flee their homes amid the conflict that began two weeks ago.

Initial reports by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) indicate that about 19,000 civilians have fled into North Darfur state, and up to 15,000 into Central Darfur state, following fighting in the mountainous Jebel Marra region that straddles three Darfur states.

According to a statement issued by the Africa Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), these figures represent more than a 52 per cent increase in just 24 hours, reportedly caused by intensified aerial bombings carried out on Monday.

“The protection of civilians remains our paramount concern during conflict,” said the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Marta Ruedas, in a separate statement.

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Amid military confrontation in Darfur, ‘limited’ progress on resolving conflict – UN peacekeeping chief

A displaced mother prepares food for her child outside the UNAMID base in Um Baru, North Darfur. UN Photo/Hamid Abdulsalam

A displaced mother prepares food for her child outside the UNAMID base in Um Baru, North Darfur. UN Photo/Hamid Abdulsalam

25 January 2016 – Against the backdrop of renewed military confrontation, the political process to resolve the conflict in Darfur through dialogue remains fragmented with limited progress, the United Nations peacekeeping chief today informed the UN Security Council.

“Major armed movements and opposition parties continue to boycott the current national dialogue framework,” the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, told the 15-member body during a briefing on the situation in Sudan’s strife-torn region. Continue reading

African Union–UN mission calls for restraint in West Darfur as tensions rise over recent violence

A landscape view of El Geneina town, the capital of West Darfur, Sudan. Photo: UNAMID/Hamid Abdulsalam

A landscape view of El Geneina town, the capital of West Darfur, Sudan. Photo: UNAMID/Hamid Abdulsalam

12 January 2016 – The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) expressed concern over continued tension in El Geneina town and around Mouli village, 15 kilometres south of El Geneina, West Darfur, after an armed attack on Mouli village.

“Receiving reports of continuous unrest and sporadic firing across El Geneina and in Mouli with an undetermined number of casualties, UNAMID calls on the government authorities to exert their utmost efforts to contain the situation and investigate the incidents,” the Mission said in a press statement issued yesterday.

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Sudan: Unilateral sanctions hit the innocent harder than the political elites, warns UN rights expert

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GENEVA / KHARTOUM (1st December 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and international sanctions, Idriss Jazairy, today urged States which have imposed unilateral coercive measures (UCMs) on Sudan to consider a review of their current policy “given the developments taking place in the country since the imposition of the sanctions regimes.”

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