UN Security Council extends mandate of expert panel on Sudan

UN Security Council extends mandate of expert panel on Sudan
# 14 February 2013 21:47 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the panel of experts on Sudan sanctions for another year, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

Determining that the situation in Sudan continues to constitute a threat to peace and security in the region, the Council "decides to extend until February 17, 2014 the mandate of the Panel of Experts," said the resolution.

The panel oversees the implementation of sanctions regime delineated in Security Council resolution 1591, which was passed in 2005. Sanctions include arms embargoes, asset freezes and travel bans against those impeding the peace in Darfur and violating human rights in the Sudanese region.

In the resolution, the 15-member council expressed its concern that "the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to Sudan of technical assistance and support, including training, financial or other assistance and the provision of spare parts, weapons systems and related materiel, could be used ... to support military aircraft being used in violation of resolutions."

The Council also expressed its intention to review the state of implementation, including obstacles to full and effective implementation of the measures imposed in resolutions, "with a view to ensuring full compliance," according to the resolution.

The resolution requested the Panel of Experts to provide a final report no later than 30 days prior to the termination of its mandate to the Council with findings and recommendations.

In addition, the resolution also requested "the Panel of Experts to continue to coordinate its activities as appropriate with the operations of the United Nations/African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and width international efforts to promote the political process in Darfur."

Established in 2007, UNAMID aims to support the peace process in Darfur as well as security and rule of law, and protect civilians living in the region.

1 2 3 4 5 İDMAN XƏBƏR