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UN ends force tracking 2005 Sudan peace deal

UN ends force tracking 2005 Sudan peace deal

The Security Council has voted unanimously to wind up the U.N. peacekeeping force monitoring implementation of a 2005 peace agreement that ended civil war between Sudan's Arab dominated north and mainly ethnic African south.
The mandate for the 10,400-strong force ended July 9 _ the day South Sudan became independent _ and the resolution adopted Monday calls for its withdrawal to be completed by Aug. 31.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and key council members tried unsuccessfully to get Sudan's Khartoum-based government to extend the mandate to deal with unresolved issues from the 2005 agreement.
Monday's resolution calls for staff and equipment to be transferred to the new U.N. peacekeeping force for South Sudan and to Ethiopian peacekeepers in disputed Abyei.


Updated : 2021-01-27 07:07 GMT+08:00