Germany supports prolongation of UNMIS until 9 July 2011
Today, the Security Council, with Germany's support, unanimously extended the mandate for the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) until 9 July 2011.
Resolution 1978 (2011) reads as follows:
The Security Council,
Recalling all its previous resolutions and statements concerning the situation in Sudan,
Considering the results of the referendum of Southern Sudan, announced on 7 February 2011 by the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission, and /considering/ the request by the Government of Southern Sudan for a continued United Nations presence in South Sudan,
Determining that the situation in the region continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security,
1. Decides to extend until 9 July 2011 the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) as set out in resolution 1590 (2005);
2. Announces its intent to establish a mission to succeed UNMIS;
3. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to consult with the CPA parties in this regard and submit a report by 16 May;
4. Authorizes UNMIS to utilize its assets to prepare for the establishment of the above-mentioned successor mission;
5. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.