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UNAMID"s exit strategy team to visit Darfur

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5/8/2016 6:40:32 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
May 6, 2016 (KHARTOUM) -Sudan"s foreign ministry Friday said the tripartite team tasked with developing an exit strategy for the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) would start a visit to Darfur"s five states on Monday.
A tripartite working group including the Sudanese government, African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) has been set up in February 2015 to develop an exit strategy for the UNAMID from Darfur.

In its meeting on 18 April in Khartoum, the tripartite team decided to conduct field visits to Darfur before to start a gradual and smooth exit from the restive region.

Sudan"s foreign ministry spokesperson Ali al-Sadiq said the team would visit Darfur"s five states between 8 to 16 May to see the ground realities, saying it would submit a report to the joint mechanism at the end of the visit.

He added the team would also hold a meeting in Khartoum on 23 May to approve the outcome of its visit to Darfur, saying the joint mechanism would also discuss other issues pertaining to the UNAMID"s performance and exit from Darfur.

Al-Sadiq expressed hope that the outcome of the tripartite team work would be included in the report that will be presented by the United Nations chief Ban Ki Moon to the UN Security Council in early June.

It is noteworthy that the UN linked the full withdrawal of the peacekeeping operation from Darfur region with signing of a ceasefire agreement within a peace agreement where the protection of civilians can be ensured.

The hybrid mission has been deployed in Darfur since December 2007 with a mandate to stem violence against civilians in the western Sudan"s region.

It is the world"s second largest international peacekeeping force with an annual budget of $1.35 billion and almost 20,000 troops.

UN agencies say there are nearly 2.5 million displaced persons in Darfur, despite the signing of peace agreement in Doha in July 2011.
source: www.sudantribune.com
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5/8/2016 10:50:31 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
The Implementation Follow up Commission (IFC) of Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) is to convene its eleventh meeting in Khartoum tomorrow.
The IFC was established by the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) to evaluate the performance of the agreement to see how it operates.
The Chairperson of the IFC, Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for the Council of Ministers Affairs of Qatar, and UNAMID Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator, Martin Uhomoibhi will also brief the press on the outcome of the meeting after its conclusion.
The Commission, chaired by the State of Qatar, is the major mechanism for monitoring the implementation of the DDPD. Commission membership includes the Government of the Sudan, National Liberation and Justice Party, Liberation and Justice Party and the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan, representatives of Burkina Faso, Canada, Chad, China, Egypt, France, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, the African Union, the European Union, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and UNAMID, which is also facilitating the meeting.
In a related development, the tripartite committee of UNAMID exit strategy which includes the government of Sudan, United Nations and UNAMID, will visit to Darfur States. The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ali Al-Sadiq told media on Friday that the objective of the visit is to see the situation on the ground during the period 8-16th of the current month after which it will meet on the 23rd to review the outcome of the visit.
source: sudanvisiondaily.com
By Mohamed Abdalla