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The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack on 27 September against peacekeepers of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operations in Darfur (UNAMID) in which one South African peacekeeper died and four others were wounded after an exchange of fire. The attack took place near Mellit, North Darfur, while the peacekeepers were escorting a UNAMID logistics convoy.
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on UNAMID (African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur) peacekeepers while accompanying a logistics convoy near Mellit, North Darfur, by a group of unidentified armed men on 27 September 2015. The attack resulted in the death of one South African peacekeeper and four other peacekeepers were injured, one of whom remains in a serious condition.
On 21 September 2015, UNAMID, in collaboration with the Centre for Peace and Development studies and Human Rights, University of El Fasher, North Darfur, organized a day-long peace forum to commemorate the International Day of Peace, annually celebrated across the world on this date. The event was organised under the theme “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All,” and took place at the El Fasher University.