Cablegate: Un Security Council Resolution for the Extension

DE RUEHC #6720/01 1000025
O R 090019Z APR 08




E.O. 12958: N/A

1. The Department asks USUN to circulate to the P-3 the
(below) draft UN resolution for the extension of the
mandate of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). At its
discretion, USUN may also share this draft with the UN
Department of Peacekeeping Operation and with other
members of the Council. The following resolution text is
a US draft which also includes preliminary input from UK

2. The Security Council,

PP 1. Recalling all its resolutions and presidential
statements concerning the situation in the Sudan,

PP 2. Recalling also its previous resolutions 1674 (2006)
on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, which
reaffirms, inter alia, the relevant provisions of the
United Nations World Summit outcome document, 1612 (2005)
of 26 July 2005 on children in armed conflict, 1502 (2003)
on the protection of humanitarian and United Nations
personnel, 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security.

PP 3. Reaffirming its commitment to the sovereignty,
unity, independence, and territorial integrity of the
Sudan and to the cause of peace,

PP 4. Welcoming the resumption of participation by the
Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) in the
Government of National Unity (GNU) on 27 December 2007,

PP5. Commending the work of the United Nations Mission in
Sudan (UNMIS) in support of the Comprehensive Peace
Agreement, commending the continued commitment by
troop-contributing countries in support of this mission,
and also commending UNMIS's efforts in assisting in the
transition of the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) to
the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

PP6. Recognizing that successful implementation of the
Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) is essential to
sustainable peace and stability in the region including
Darfur; and condemning acts of violence perpetrated by all

PP7. Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General
on Sudan dated x April 2008, including his recommendations
and taking note of the report on children and armed
conflict in the Sudan dated x.

PP8 Recalling the commitment of the international
community to support the Comprehensive Peace Agreement
process, including through development aid, and urging
donors to support implementation of the Comprehensive
Peace Agreement and to honor all pledges to this end;

PP9 Recalling the need for UNMIS to make full use of its
current mandate and capabilities with regard to the
activities of militias and armed groups in Sudan, as
stated in Resolution 1663.

PP10 Welcoming the Final Peace Agreement signed on xx
April 2008 between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's
Resistance Army, commending the efforts of United Nations
Special Envoy Chissano in assisting with achieving this
Agreement, and calling upon both sides to meet fully their
commitments under it.

PP11. Determining that the situation in the Sudan
continues to constitute a threat to international peace
and security,

OP 1. Decides to extend the mandate of UNMIS until 30
April 2009, with the intention to renew it for further

OP 2. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the
Council every three months on the implementation of the
mandate of UNMIS, progress on implementation of the CPA,
and respect for the ceasefire, and to provide an
assessment and recommendations on measures UNMIS might
take to further support elections, and to advance the
peace process by 15 March 2009;

OP3. Stresses the importance of full and expeditious
implementation of all elements of the Comprehensive Peace
Agreement, the Darfur Peace Agreement, and the October

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2006 Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement and calls for all the
parties to respect their commitments to these agreements
without delay;

OP4. Urges full cooperation of the National Congress
Party (NCP) and the SPLM in carrying out the
responsibilities of the Government of National Unity for
the protection of civilians in armed conflict;

OP5. Stresses the critical role of the Assessment and
Evaluation Commission (AEC) in overseeing and reporting on
implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and
calls for strengthening of the Commission's autonomy and
urges all parties to cooperate fully with the AEC and to
implement its recommendations;

OP6. Urges the immediate implementation of the Abyei
Boundary Commission report by all parties,

OP7. Calls for all parties to cooperate with full
unrestricted UNMIS monitoring and verification in the
Abyei region, without prejudice to the final agreement on
the actual borders between the two sides, and urges UNMIS
to deploy troops and other appropriate personnel to the
Abyei region, including areas of Kordofan;

OP8. Calls on all parties to redeploy their forces away
from the disputed 1 January 1956 border and fully
establish an interim administration in Abyei as called for
by the CPA;

OP9. Urges donors to offer support, both materiel and
training, coordinated by UNMIS in consultation with the
Joint Donor Board, to enable the full establishment and
operational effectiveness of (Joint Integrated Units) JIUs
as soon as possible, including through support to the JIU
support cell;

OP10. Urges UNMIS consistent with its mandate, to assist
in voluntary disarmament and weapons collection and
destruction efforts in implementation of plans under the
CPA for disarmament, demobilization and reintegration and
urges UNMIS, consistent with its mandate and in
coordination with the relevant parties, to increase its
support for the National Disarmament, Demobilization and
Reintegration Coordination Council and the Northern and
Southern DDR Commissions, and further urges donors to
respond to calls for assistance from the joint United
Nations DDR Unit, and to strengthen its conflict
management capacity by developing and executing an
integrated strategy to support local conflict resolution

OP11. Encourages UNMIS, consistent with its mandate, to
continue efforts to assist the parties to the CPA in
restructuring the police service in Sudan, including in
South Sudan, and to assist in the training of civilian

OP12. Urges the Government of National Unity to prepare
expeditiously for the conduct of free and fair census and
elections, including by releasing the required remaining
funds to the CBS for the conduct of a national census,

OP13. Urges UNMIS to begin immediate preparations to
support the conduct of national elections, including
support for the development of a national strategy for the
conduct of elections with close collaboration with UNDP
and the parties to the CPA, and urges further the
international community to provide technical and material
assistance for electoral preparations.

OP14. Encourages UNMIS, consistent with its mandate, to
assist the parties to the CPA in addressing the need for a
national inclusive approach, including the role of women,
towards reconciliation and peacebuilding.

OP15. Calls upon the parties to the Comprehensive Peace
Agreement and the communiqu, signed between the United
Nations and the Government of National Unity in Khartoum
on 28 March 2007 to support, protect, and facilitate all
humanitarian operations in the Sudan;

OP16. Welcomes the continuing organized returns of
internally displaced persons from Khartoum to Southern
Kordofan and Southern Sudan and that of refugees from
countries of asylum to Southern Sudan and encourages the
promotion of efforts, including the provision of necessary
resources to the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees and implementing partners, to
ensure that such returns are sustainable, and further

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requests UNMIS, within its capabilities and areas of
deployment, to coordinate with partners to facilitate
sustainable returns, including by helping to establish the
necessary security conditions;

OP17. Stresses that conflict in one area of Sudan affects
conflict in other areas in Sudan and in the region, and
therefore urges UNMIS to coordinate closely with UNAMID
and with the UN Mission in the Central African Republic
and Chad (MINURCAT) to maximize protection of civilians
and further requests UNMIS to coordinate with humanitarian
agencies, within its capabilities and areas of deployment,
to facilitate the provision of development assistance.

OP18. Calls upon the Government of National Unity to
cooperate fully with all United Nations operations within
its territory in the implementation of their mandates;

OP19. Reiterates its concern over the restrictions and
all impediments placed on the movements of UNMIS personnel
and materiel in Sudan, and the adverse impact such
restrictions and impediments have on UNMIS's ability to
perform its mandate effectively and on the ability of the
humanitarian community to reach affected persons, calls in
this regard for all parties to cooperate fully with UNMIS
and to facilitate the performance of its mandate, and in
particular calls on the GNU to comply with its obligations
under the Status of Forces Agreement;

OP20. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to take
the necessary measures to ensure full compliance in UNMIS
with the United Nations zero-tolerance policy on sexual
exploitation and abuse and to keep the Council informed,
and urges troop and police-contributing countries to take
appropriate preventive action including pre-deployment
awareness training, and other action to ensure full
accountability in cases of such conduct involving their

OP21 Encourages UNMIS to provide technical and logistical
support to demarcation of the North-South border, if and
as requested by the parties.

OP22. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

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