Press Releases & Statements

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 06 Dec 2016 - El Fasher, 5 December 2016 – UNAMID held a day-long seminar aimed at enabling Sudanese business owners to understand the United Nations’ policies and procedures related to business partnerships as well as participate in tenders issued by the Mission....
  • 22 Nov 2016 - Khartoum, November 22th, 2016- The United Nations, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of International Cooperation have launched a major drive to enhance the rule of law in Darfur. The initiative comes under the umbrella of the “Global Focal Point” which is a United...
  • 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 (...
  • 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.   The Mechanism, composed of representatives of the Government...
  • 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...
  • 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. The Secretary-General and Foreign Minister Ghandour discussed the latest developments in Sudan, including the peace talks on the Two...

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