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news - Security Council Lengthen Mandate of Experts Monitoring Darfur Sanctions

october 13th, 2009

"The Security Council today voted unanimously to extend the mandate of the panel of experts monitoring sanctions imposed over the strife-torn Sudanese region of Darfur.

The 15-member body adopted a resolution allowing the group, which monitors an arms embargo, travel ban and assets freeze, to continue its work through 15 October next year.

The panel, established in March 2005, is tasked with monitoring the implementation of the arms embargo imposed by Council resolutions, and inform the sanctions committee about individuals who impede the peace process, violate international law or are responsible for offensive military overflights.

Determining that the situation in Sudan continues to present a threat to international peace and regional security, the Council requested in today’s resolution that the panel coordinate its activities with the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force, known as UNAMID, which was established at the beginning of 2008."

MORE: "Security Council lengthen mandate of experts monitoring Darfur sanctions" (UN News Centre)

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