UN Completes Withdrawal from Sudan

29 February

The UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in  Sudan (UNITAMS) has successfully completed its withdrawal from the country, as announced by the spokesperson of UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric.


"UNITAMS has completed its withdrawal from Sudan on February 29, 2024. The Secretary-General reiterates his deep appreciation to all UNITAMS local and international staff for their dedication and service to the people of Sudan throughout the mission's mandate," the statement released to journalists by the office of the head of the world organization reads.


A small team of UNITAMS will remain in Port Sudan to oversee the mission's liquidation process, which is set to begin on March 1. Despite the withdrawal, the UN will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to Sudan and "support the people of Sudan in their aspirations for a peaceful and secure future."


In December 2023, the UN Security Council voted in favor of the UK's draft resolution to terminate UNITAMS, following the Sudanese government's decision in November to terminate the mission. The government's letter to UN Secretary General António Guterres highlighted that the mission had only worsened the situation in the country and no longer met the aspirations of the people and authorities. However, the letter also noted that the Sudanese cabinet is ready to work constructively with the UN to develop a new formula that can bring a positive result for the country.



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Based on materials from TASS