17 Jul 12 - UN Country Team, UNAMID pave way for Implementation of Doha Document for Peace in Darfur
Khartoum, 17 July 2012 - The UN Country Team (UNCT) in Sudan and the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) held a joint meeting on 16 July at UNDP Headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan, to pave the way for their mutual support to the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) and other major joint activities.
UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative (Political) Aichatou Mindaoudou Souleymane co-chaired the event with UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sudan Ali Al-Za’tari.
The joint meeting adopted the “UNAMID-UNCT Collaborative Matrix,” a comprehensive framework to support the implementation of the DDPD, including support to the Darfur Regional Authority and its capacity to consolidate peace in Darfur.
“We have achieved an important step in our collaboration to advance our common support to the DDPD implementation and the peace process. The mechanisms established today will greatly facilitate this coordination and implementation,” said Mr. Al-Za’tari.
UNAMID used the occasion to inform the UNCT partners of the latest update to its Protection of Civilians Strategy, highlighting ways to enhance the early warning network in Darfur by harnessing the Mission’s partnership with UNCT on the ground.
“While UNAMID’s new strategy addresses the latest challenges the Mission faces in the implementation of its Protection of Civilian mandate, it also provides a clear framework for leveraging the relationships UN agencies, funds, and programmes have developed with Darfuri communities,” stated Ms. Mindaoudou.