Cablegate: Usun Instruction: Circulate Sudan Panel Of


DE RUEHC #6306 2772146
O R 032141Z OCT 08



E.O. 12958: N/A

1. This is an action request. USUN is instructed to
circulate the resolution (text in para 2) that will extend
the mandate of the current UNSC Sudan Sanctions Committee's
Panel of Experts (POE). The POE's mandate expires 15 October.

2. The Security Council,

Recalling its previous resolutions concerning the situation
in Sudan, in particular resolutions 1779 (2007) of 28
September 2007, 1769 (2007) of 31 July 2007, 1713 (2006) of
29 September 2006, 1672 (2006) of 25 April 2006, 1665 (2006)
of 29 March 2006, 1651 (2005) of 21 December 2005, 1591
(2005) of 29 March 2005, and 1556 (2004) of 30 July 2004, and
the statements of its President concerning Sudan,

Stressing again its firm commitment to the cause of peace
throughout Sudan, full implementation of the Comprehensive
Peace Agreement of 9 January 2005, full implementation of the
framework agreed between the parties for a resolution of the
conflict in Darfur (the Darfur Peace Agreement), and an end
to the violence and atrocities in Darfur,

Reiterating its belief in the basis provided by the Darfur
Peace Agreement for a lasting political solution and
sustained security in Darfur, deploring that the Agreement
has not been fully implemented by the signatories and not
signed by all parties to the conflict in Darfur,

Noting with strong concern the ongoing violence, impunity,
and consequent deterioration of the humanitarian situation,
and reiterating its deep concern about the security of
civilians and humanitarian aid workers and about humanitarian
access to populations in need, and calling upon all parties
in Darfur to cease offensive actions immediately and to
refrain from further violent attacks, underscoring that the
25 August 2008 attack on Kalma internally displaced persons
camp by Government of Sudan forces is unacceptable,

Demanding that there should be no aerial bombings and an end
to the use in such attacks of aircraft with United Nations
markings or painted white to resemble humanitarian operators,
strongly urging all parties to the conflict to cooperate with
the UN/AU-led Darfur Peace Process under Chief Mediator
Djibril Bassole, and demanding that the parties to the
conflict exercise restraint and cease military action,

Commending the efforts of, and reiterating its full support
for the African Union, the Secretary-General, the joint AU/UN
Chief Mediator, and the leaders of the region to promote
peace and stability in Darfur, looking forward to the full
and rapid deployment of the AU/UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID),
and expressing strong support for the political process under
AU/UN-led mediation,

Recalling the 13 April 2007 midterm briefing of the Panel of
Experts appointed by the Secretary-General pursuant to
paragraph 3 (b) of resolution 1591 (2005) and extended by
resolutions 1651 (2005), 1665 (2006), 1713 (2006), and 1779
(2007), and taking note of the Panel's final report presented
to the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591
(2005) and currently under consideration, and expressing its
intent to study the Panel's recommendations further and to
consider appropriate next steps,

Emphasizing the need to respect the provisions of the Charter
concerning privileges and immunities, and the Convention on
the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, as
applicable to United Nations operations and persons engaged
in such operations,

Reaffirming its commitment to the sovereignty, unity,
independence and territorial integrity of Sudan, and
recalling the importance of the principles of good
neighbourliness, non-interference and cooperation in the
relations among States in the region,

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

Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,

1. Decides to extend until 15 October 2009 the mandate of the
current Panel of Experts, originally appointed pursuant to
resolution 1591 (2005) and previously extended by resolutions
1651 (2005), 1665 (2006), 1713 (2006), and 1779 (2007) and
requests the Secretary-General to take the necessary
administrative measures;

2. Requests the Panel of Experts to provide no later than 29
March 2009 a midterm briefing on its work and no later than
90 days after adoption of this resolution an interim report
to the Committee established pursuant to paragraph 3 (a) of
resolution 1591 (2005) and a final report no later than 30
days prior to termination of its mandate to the Council with
its finding and recommendations;

3. Requests the Panel of Experts to coordinate its activities
as appropriate with the operations of the African
Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and
with UN/AU-led efforts to promote the political process in
Darfur under the leadership of Chief Mediator Djibril Bassole
and, in this context, further requests the Panel to assess in
its interim and final reports progress towards reducing
violations by all parties of the measures imposed by
paragraphs 7 and 8 of resolution 1556 (2004) and paragraph 7
of resolution 1591 (2005), and progress towards reducing
impediments to the political process;

4. Urges all States, relevant United Nations bodies, the
African Union, and other interested parties, to cooperate
fully with the Committee and the Panel of Experts, in
particular by supplying any information at their disposal on
implementation of the measures imposed by resolution 1591
(2005) and resolution 1556 (2004);

5. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.


3. Department POC is Jean T Clark (;
202.736.7736) in IO/PSC.

4. Department appreciates Mission's efforts.

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