A Federal Foreign Office spokesperson today (5 June) issued the following statement on the establishment of the new United Nations political mission in the Sudan (UNITAMS):
We are pleased that, following intensive negotiations co‑sponsored by Germany and the UK, the UN Security Council yesterday unanimously agreed on the establishment of the new mission, UNITAMS. This new mission will support the process of democratic transition in the Sudan, follow the Sudanese peace process, and help the Sudan to further mobilise international support.
Even beyond this, Germany stands by the Sudan’s side: on 25 June, Germany, along with the EU, the United Nations and the Sudanese Government, is organising a high-level partnership conference.
With Resolution 2524, the Security Council yesterday (4 June) established a new United Nations political mission in the Sudan, the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS). The resolution mandating UNITAMS, co‑sponsored by Germany and the United Kingdom, was adopted unanimously. UNITAMS has a strong, broad political mandate designed to support the process of transition in the Sudan. The mandate points to four strategic goals: assistance for the democratic transition, support for the Sudanese peace process, the further stabilisation of the Darfur region, and help with mobilising international assistance for the Sudan.