United Nations Mission in Sudan

The United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) was established by the UN Security Council under Resolution 1590[1] of 24 March 2005, in response to the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the government of the Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement on January 9, 2005 in Sudan.

United Nations Mission in Sudan
Rwandan UNMIS troops prepare to board a C-130 at El Fasher, Sudan
Formation24 March 2005
TypePeacekeeping Mission
Legal statusAccomplished
Haile Menkarios
Parent organization
United Nations Security Council

UNMIS tasks are to support the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, to perform certain functions relating to humanitarian assistance, protection, promotion of human rights, and to support African Union Mission in Sudan.[2] The mandate of UNMIS ended on 9 July 2011; the UNSC officially ended the mission on 11 July 2011, with a drawdown by 31 August 2011. Equipment and personnel will be transferred to UNISFA and UNMISS.[3]

Its best-known employee was journalist Lubna al-Hussein, who resigned in order to waive her immunity.

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