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Cablegate: Voting Instructions: Un Security Council

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TO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 9326
INFO DARFUR COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 STATE 150704

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SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL UNSC KPKO SU
SUBJECT: VOTING INSTRUCTIONS: UN SECURITY COUNCIL
RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE UNMIS MANDATE


1. This is an action request. The Department authorizes
USUN to sponsor and vote in favor of the text in paragraph
2 for the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution
extending the mandate of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS).
The Department instructs USUN to consult with Washington
on any substantive changes.

2. 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. Urging the parties to meet their outstanding
commitments to implement the Comprehensive Peace
Agreement, and noting in particular the delay in achieving
the full and verified redeployment of forces by 9 July
2007 and urging such redeployment, and the need for
further progress in the demarcation of the North-South
border and the implementation of the Resolution of the
Abyei Conflict,

PP 5. Recalling the commitment of the international
community to support the Comprehensive Peace Agreement
process, including through development aid, and calling
upon donors to support implementation of the Comprehensive
Peace Agreement, including by putting in place the Oslo
Conference pledges of 2005,

PP 6. Urging the Government of National Unity to
take all necessary steps to prepare for the conduct of
free and fair elections, including by committing their
share of necessary resources for the conduct of a national
census, and further urges the international community to
provide technical and material assistance for electoral
preparations, including for the national census,

PP 7. Welcoming 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 encouraging the
promotion of efforts, including the provision of necessary
resources to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for
Refugees and implementing partners, to ensure that such
returns are sustainable,

PP 8. Commending the work of the United Nations Mission in
Sudan ("UNMIS") in support of the Comprehensive Peace
Agreement, and commending the continued commitment by
troop-contributing countries in support of this mission,

PP 9. Welcoming the Secretary-General's appointment of
Ashraf Qazi as his special representative for UNMIS and of
Ameera Haq as his deputy special representative for
humanitarian coordination,

PP 10. Reiterating its concern over the restrictions and
all the impediments placed on the movements of UNMIS
personnel and materiel, and the adverse impact such
restrictions and impediments have on UNMIS' ability to
perform its mandate effectively and on the ability of the
humanitarian community to reach affected persons; and
calling upon all the parties to abide by its international
obligations in this regard, as well as those set out in
the Status of Forces Agreement,

PP 11. Commending UNMIS's efforts in Darfur and its
facilitation of United Nations -African Union Mission in
Darfur's (UNAMID) assumption of responsibility for
peacekeeping in Darfur,

PP 12. Recognizing that successful implementation of the
Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) is [essential] to
resolution of the crisis in Darfur and to sustainable
peace and stability in the region; condemning the acts of
violence perpetrated by all sides: and calling for the
rapid deployment of the UN Light and Heavy Support
Packages for the African Union Mission in Sudan, the full

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deployment of UNAMID and the protection of humanitarian
workers,

PP 13. Taking note of the reports of the
Secretary-General on Sudan dated 23 October

SIPDIS
2007 (S/2007/624) and on children and armed conflict in the
Sudan dated 29 August 2007 (S/2007/520), and the report of
the Security Council following its June 2007 mission to
the Sudan.

PP 14. 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 2008, with the intention to renew it for further
periods;

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 cease-fire,

OP 3. Stresses the importance of full and expeditious
implementation of all elements of the Comprehensive Peace
Agreement, the N'djamena Humanitarian Cease-fire
Agreement, the Darfur Peace Agreement, and the October
2006 Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement, calls for all the
parties to respect their commitments to these agreements
without delay,

OP 4. Stresses the critical role of the Assessment and
Evaluation Commission in overseeing and reporting on
implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and
calls for the strengthening of the Commission's autonomy
and looks forward to the production of the interim report
and recommendations of the Commission in January 2008.

OP 5. Calls for all parties to agree immediately to full
unrestricted UNMIS monitoring and verification in the
Abyei region, without prejudice to the final agreement on
the actual borders between the two sides,

OP 6. Urges UNMIS to continue its efforts consistent with
its mandate to assess progress in redeployment of forces,
in particular in the areas of Unity, Upper Nile, South
Kordofan, Abyei, and Blue Nile, and to reinforce its
ability to assist the parties in reducing tension in areas
of potential conflict between them and further urges the
parties immediately to speed up efforts towards the
completion of redeployment of forces,

OP 7. Calls on the parties to take steps to reduce
tensions in the Abyei region, including by redeploying
their forces away from the disputed 1 January 1956 border
and by implementing an Interim Administration and agreeing
upon boundaries, and expresses support for UNMIS,
consistent with its mandate and in accordance with the
CPA, to assist the parties in monitoring such arrangements
as they may make in this regard, including by deploying
UNMIS personnel to areas from which forces may be
withdrawn,

OP 8. Recalls UNMIS' mandate to liaise with bilateral
donors on the formation of Joint Integrated Units ("JIU"),
requests UNMIS to come up with a plan of support with the
Joint Defense Board and further urges donors to offer
support, via UNMIS, to enable the full establishment of
JIUs as soon as possible and further urges UNMIS to assist
in voluntary disarmament and weapons collection and
destruction efforts in implementation of plans under the
CPA for disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration,

OP 9. Urges UNMIS, consistent with its mandate and in
coordination with the relevant parties, to increase its
support for the National Disarmament, Demobilization and
Reintegration Co-ordination Council and the Northern and
Southern DDR Commissions and further urges donors to
respond to calls for assistance from the joint UN DDR
Unit.

OP 10. Recalls UNMIS's mandate to provide guidance and
technical assistance to support the preparations for the
conduct of elections and referenda provided for by the
Comprehensive Peace Agreement and urges UNMIS to continue
its efforts in this regard, including by providing
technical and logistical support to the national census,
and in coordination with the Government of National Unity
and with other relevant United Nations offices,

OP 11. Calls for UNMIS to support reconciliation in all
its aspects, emphasizing the role of women and civil

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society and to work with UNDP and other agencies,

OP 12. 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,

OP 13. Recalls UNMIS' role in facilitating the deployment
of the UN Light and Heavy Support Packages for AMIS, and
calls upon the Government of National Unity and all other
parties to cooperate fully with this deployment, and with
the deployment of all components of UNAMID,

OP 14. Calls upon the Government of National Unity to
cooperate fully with all UN operations within its
territory in the implementation of their mandates,

OP 15. 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-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 personnel;

OP 16. Expresses its readiness to consider a general
review of the mandate of UNMIS, and in that connection,
requests the Secretary-General, in his next three-month
report to the Council, to include:

(a) an assessment of progress in implementation of plans
under the CPA for disarmament, demobilization and
reintegration, and to set out the key points of a strategy
for achieving further progress, including benchmarks
against which such progress can be measured and,
specifically, the role of UNMIS at the various stages of
implementation, and

(b) an assessment of whether any changes to UNMIS's
mandate may be needed to strengthen its ability to
facilitate implementation of the CPA.

OP 17. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.
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