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UN extends mandate of experts on Darfur sanctions

UN Security Council extends mandate of experts on Darfur sanctions

The United Nations Security Council today decided to extend until 29 September 2006 the mandate of an expert panel monitoring an arms embargo against belligerents in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region and helping sanction those who fail to comply.

By a unanimously adopted resolution, the Council also requested the four-member panel to provide before the end of August a final report on compliance with the sanctions and other matters under its purview related to the conflict in Darfur, where at least 180,000 people have been killed and some 2 million displaced since fighting broke out in early 2003 between rebels, the Government and its allied militias.

The Council urged all UN bodies, the African Union (AU) and other interested parties to cooperate with the panel, supplying any information relevant to the arms embargo and sanctions.

The expert panel is currently made up of: Gerard P. McHugh of Ireland, Ernst Jan Hogendoorn of the Netherlands, Sherrone Blake Lobban of Jamaica and Eustace Mainza of Zambia.

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