A message from the AU-UN Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha
EL FASHER - 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.
During this time, it is an opportunity to be cognisant of the key symbolic messages of peace and sacrifice.
The road to achieving peace is not easy and is fraught with many challenges. It is only when we have the will and the resolve that peace can be achieved, to the great benefit of the whole community.
During celebrations of this year's Eid, it is important to remain hopeful that further positive developments will occur in the ongoing quest for peace, security and development in Darfur, and indeed all of Sudan.
I am certainly optimistic that the combined efforts of many parties, when imbued with goodwill and the appropriate level of resolve, can contribute to a sustainable peace for Sudan and its people.
At this time, I want to also acknowledge the UN peacekeepers who have sacrificed their lives for the cause of peace, security and development in Darfur, and for the many others who continue to work tirelessly toward these goals.
African Union-United Nations Joint Special Representative/Head of Mission