Press releases

  • 06 Nov 2016 - El Fasher, 03 November 2016 –The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) welcomes the unilateral six-month cessation of hostilities jointly declared by, among others, the Sudan Liberation Army-Minni Minnawi (SLA-MM)and the Justice and Equality Movement-Gibril (JEM-Gibril), which entered into effect on 31 October 2016.
  • 25 Oct 2016 - Khartoum, 23 October 2016The 22nd meeting of the Strategic Level Tripartite Coordination Mechanism on UNAMID took place on 20 October in Khartoum.  
  • 10 Oct 2016 - Though the region of Darfur is relatively peaceful at this time, a small portion of Jebel Marra within Darfur continues to be intermittently volatile. As the UN Secretary-General has always stressed, there can be no military solution to the conflict in the region. The challenge is: how can UNAMID best assist the Government of Sudan and the armed/non-signatory movements to stop fighting and engage in genuine political dialogue towards sustainable peace.
  • 28 Sep 2016 - The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed Abd al-Aziz Ghandour, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Sudan.
  • 22 Sep 2016 - Khartoum, 22 September 2016- The United Nations welcomes the release yesterday by the Government of Sudan of twenty one children allegedly associated with armed groups.  These children, who have been in the custody of the government security forces, were captured during fighting between the Government of Sudan and the Justice and Equality Movement in Darfur, in 2015.
  • 07 Sep 2016 - El Fasher, 08 September 2016 – On behalf of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur, I wish the people and the Government of Sudan a peaceful and joyous Eid Al-Adha and Haj Mabroor to the lucky ones.  
  • 18 Aug 2016 - The Secretary-General is disappointed that the Sudanese parties failed to reach an agreement on a cessation of hostilities in Darfur and the Two Areas of Blue Nile and South Kordofan States, during the last round of negotiations from 9 to 14 August 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 
  • 10 Aug 2016 - The Secretary-General welcomes the signing of the Roadmap Agreement for Ending the Conflicts in Sudan by the Sudanese opposition groups on 8 August. The agreement was proposed by the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) and was signed by the Government of Sudan on 21 March 2016.
  • 04 Aug 2016 - El Fasher, 4 August 2016 - UNAMID is deeply concerned about the ongoing strike action by its national staff. The strike has been accompanied by reports of attempts to disrupt the Mission’s operations by locking entry gates to key areas in the Mission’s headquarters in El Fasher and coercing non-participating staff members as well as individual contractors not to perform their duties.
  • 02 Aug 2016 - Khartoum, 2 August 2016 – The Delegation of the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) today launched a project to strengthen peace efforts and reconciliation through dialogue in Darfur. The event took place at the Corinthia Hotel in Khartoum, Sudan.