06 Feb 2017 - NEW YORK - Female genital mutilation denies women and girls their dignity, endangers their health, and causes needless pain and suffering, with consequences that endure for a lifetime and can even be fatal.
Sustainable development demands full human rights for all women and girls.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises an end to this practice by 2030.
01 Feb 2017 - EL FASHER - The African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) welcomes the renewed Command Order issued by the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on 25 January 2017, prohibiting the recruitment and use of children in its ranks, along with other violations against children.
19 Jan 2017 - GENEVA - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and international sanctions, Idriss Jazairy, welcomed the recent decision of President Barack Obama to lift most sanctions unilaterally imposed by the United States on Sudan.
16 Jan 2017 - NEW YORK - United Nations Security Council President, Mr. Olof Skoog, briefed media on peace and security in Darfur and other areas of Africa.
The first part of the media stakeout -- held 12 January, 2017 -- relates to Darfur.
Mr. Skoog is the Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of January 2017.
14 Jan 2017 - KHARTOUM - The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, welcomes the easing of sanctions imposed by the United States against the Republic of Sudan, announced yesterday.
12 Jan 2017 - NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced today the appointment of Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo of South Africa as Acting Joint Special Representative for Darfur and Head of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).
03 Jan 2017 - New York, 1 January 2017
On my first day as Secretary-General of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily on my heart.
How can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight?
Civilians are pounded with deadly force. Women, children and men are killed and injured, forced from their homes, dispossessed and destitute. Even hospitals and aid convoys are targeted.
28 Dec 2016 - El Fasher, 28 December 2016—On behalf of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), I wish the people and the Government of Sudan a peaceful and joyous new year. Furthermore, I would like to congratulate them on the Independence Day of Sudan which would be commemorated on 1 January.
20 Dec 2016 - El Fasher, 20 December 2016 – Three staff members of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) who were abducted in El Geneina, West Darfur, on 27 November 2016, were freed on 19 December.
Sarun Pradhan and Ramesh Karki, both nationals of Nepal, and Musa Omer Musa Mohamed, a citizen of Sudan, are unharmed and are undergoing medical checks.
15 Dec 2016 - El Fasher, 15 December 2016 – The African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) expresses serious concern over recent repeated attempts by a number of former staff members to disrupt its operations. They have on a number of occasions forcefully blocked movement in and out of UNAMID camps and obstructed access of Sudanese nationals employed by the Mission to their workplaces.