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PRESS RELEASE : UNITAMS mandate renewal underlines that the UN will continue to support peace and democracy in Sudan – UK statement at the Security Council [June 2023]

The press release issued by the Foreign Office on 2 June 2023.

Explanation of vote by Ambassador James Kariuki at the UN Security Council meeting on Sudan.

President, I welcome that with this resolution the Council has sent a unified endorsement of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS).

I would like to pay tribute to the efforts of UN personnel in Sudan, who continue to do vital work under extremely challenging circumstances. Let me also underline the UK’s support for the work of SRSG Volker Perthes and all of the UNITAMS team.

The situation in Sudan remains of significant concern. In particular regarding the humanitarian needs of Sudan’s population. This renewal underlines that the UN will continue to support their demands for peace and democracy.

This six-month rollover will also provide the necessary time for the Council to assess the impact of the developing context on UNITAMS’ ability to fulfil its vital mandate.