Germany supports prolongation of UNMIS until 9 July 2011

Apr 27, 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.

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