UN Council Votes to End Peacekeeping Ops in Darfur

The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to officially end the U.N. peacekeeping force in Sudan.

The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to officially end the U.N. peacekeeping force in Sudan.

The peacekeeping force was sent to Sudan in order to monitor the 2005 peace agreement that has ended the north-south civil war.

Sudan has requested the withdrawal of the 10,400 peacekeepers after the implementation of South Sudan as an independent state. 

The Security Council resolution had formally withdrawn that peacekeeping force.

The completion date for the withdrawal is set for August 31. 

Gerard Araud, France’s representative, said that his country regrets that the withdrawal of the peacekeepers has occurred at a time when a cease-fire has not yet been signed for Southern Kordofan as the civilians continue to suffer and struggle from combat.


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