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Resolution 1663

Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan


S/RES/1663 (2006)
Security Council Distr.: General
24 March 2006
06-28361 (E)
Resolution 1663 (2006)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 5396th meeting,
on 24 March 2006
The Security Council,
Recalling its previous resolutions, in particular resolution 1627 (2005) and
1653 (2006), and statements of its President, in particular that of 3 February 2006
(S/PRST/2006/5), concerning the situation in the Sudan,
Reaffirming its commitment to the sovereignty, unity, independence and
territorial integrity of the Sudan,
Welcoming implementation by the parties of the Comprehensive Peace
Agreement of 9 January 2005, and urging them to meet their commitments,
Acknowledging the commitments by troop-contributing countries in support of
the United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS), and encouraging deployment in
order for UNMIS to support timely implementation of the Comprehensive Peace
Reiterating in the strongest terms the need for all parties to the conflict in
Darfur to put an end to the violence and atrocities,
Stressing the importance of urgently reaching a successful conclusion of the
Abuja Talks and calling on the parties to conclude a peace agreement as soon as
Welcoming the Communiqué of the 46th meeting of the African Union Peace
and Security Council of 10 March 2006, and its decision to support in principle the
transition of the African Union Mission in the Sudan (AMIS) to a United Nations
operation within the framework of partnership between the African Union and the
United Nations in the promotion of peace, security and stability in Africa, to pursue
the conclusion of a peace agreement on Darfur by the end of April 2006, and to
extend the mandate of AMIS until 30 September 2006,
Expressing its deep concern at the movement of arms and armed groups across
borders such as the long running and brutal insurgency by the Lord’s Resistance
Army (LRA) which has caused the death, abduction and displacement of many
innocent civilians in the Sudan,
S/RES/1663 (2006)
Determining that the situation in the Sudan continues to constitute a threat to
international peace and security,
1. Decides to extend the mandate of UNMIS until 24 September 2006, with
the intention to renew it for further periods;
2. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council every three
months on the implementation of the mandate of UNMIS;
3. Reiterates its request in paragraph 2 of resolution 1590 (2005) that
UNMIS closely and continuously liaise and coordinate at all levels with AMIS, and
urges it to intensify its efforts in this regard;
4. Requests that the Secretary-General, jointly with the African Union, in
close and continuing consultation with the Security Council, and in cooperation and
close consultation with the parties to the Abuja Peace Talks, including the
Government of National Unity, expedite the necessary preparatory planning for
transition of AMIS to a United Nations operation, including options for how
UNMIS can reinforce the effort for peace in Darfur through additional appropriate
transitional assistance to AMIS, including assistance in logistics, mobility and
communications, and that the Secretary-General present to the Council by 24 April
2006 for its consideration a range of options for a United Nations operation in
5. Encourages the Secretary-General to continue to provide maximum
possible assistance to AMIS;
6. Requests the Secretary-General and the African Union to consult with
international and regional organizations and member States to identify resources to
support AMIS during transition to a United Nations operation;
7. Strongly condemns the activities of militias and armed groups such as the
Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), which continue to attack civilians and commit
human rights abuses in the Sudan; and urges in this regard UNMIS to make full use
of its current mandate and capabilities;
8. Recalls resolution 1653 (2006) and its request that the Secretary-General
make recommendations to the Council; and looks forward to receiving by 24 April
2006 these recommendations which would include proposals on how United Nations
agencies and missions, in particular UNMIS, could more effectively address the
problem of the LRA;
9. Encourages the Sudanese parties to finalize the establishment of national
institutions for disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants
(DDR), as stipulated in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, and to expedite the
development of a comprehensive DDR programme, with the assistance of UNMIS
as provided in resolution 1590 (2005);
10. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan
Related with resolutions
1590 1627 1653
Quoted in resolutions
1679 1706 1709 1714 1755 1812 1870 1919 1997
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