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Resolution 1828

Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan


S/RES/1828 (2008)
Security Council Dist.: General
31 July 2008
08-44602 (E)
Resolution 1828 (2008)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 5947th meeting, on
31 July 2008
The Security Council,
Reaffirming all its previous resolutions and presidential statements concerning
the situation in Sudan,
Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, unity, independence and
territorial integrity of Sudan and its determination to work with the Government of
Sudan, in full respect of its sovereignty, to assist in tackling the various challenges
in Sudan,
Recalling also its previous resolutions 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008) on
women, peace and security, 1502 (2003) on the protection of humanitarian and
United Nations personnel, 1612 (2005) on children and armed conflict and the
subsequent conclusions on the Sudan of the Working Group on Children in Armed
Conflicts (S/AC.51/2008/7) as approved by the Council, and 1674 (2006) on the
protection of civilians in armed conflict, which reaffirms inter alia the relevant
provisions of the United Nations World Summit outcome document, as well as the
report of its Mission to Sudan from 3 to 6 June 2008,
Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the
African Union Commission of 7 July 2008 (S/2008/443), and recalling the
confirmation of President Bashir during his meeting with the Council that UNAMID
shall be deployed in full,
Deploring, one year after the adoption of resolution 1769 (2007), the
deterioration in the security and humanitarian situation in Darfur,
Stressing the need to enhance the safety and security of UNAMID personnel,
Noting with strong concern ongoing attacks on the civilian population and
humanitarian workers and continued and widespread sexual violence, including as
outlined in the reports of the Secretary-General,
Emphasizing the need to bring to justice the perpetrators of such crimes and
urging the Government of Sudan to comply with its obligations in this respect, and
reiterating its condemnation of all violations of human rights and international
humanitarian law in Darfur,
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Taking note of the African Union (AU) communiqué of the 142nd Peace and
Security Council (PSC) Meeting dated 21 July (S/2008/481, annex), having in mind
concerns raised by members of the Council regarding potential developments
subsequent to the application by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
of 14 July 2008, and taking note of their intention to consider these matters further,
Reaffirming its concern that the ongoing violence in Darfur might further
negatively affect the stability of Sudan as a whole as well as the region, noting with
concern the ongoing tensions between the Governments of Sudan and Chad, and
reiterating that a reduction in these tensions and rebel activity in both countries
must be addressed to achieve long-term peace in Darfur and in the region,
Expressing its determination to promote and support the political process in
Darfur, especially the new Chief Mediator, and deploring the fact that some groups
refuse to join the political process,
Reiterating its deep concern for the decreasing security of humanitarian
personnel, including killings of humanitarian workers, in Darfur and the hindering
of their access to populations in need, condemning the parties to the conflict who
have failed to ensure the full, safe and unhindered access of relief personnel as well
as the delivery of humanitarian assistance, further condemning all instances of
banditry and car-jackings, and recognizing that with many civilians in Darfur having
been displaced humanitarian efforts remain a priority until a sustained ceasefire and
inclusive political process are achieved,
Demanding an end to attacks on civilians, from any quarter, including by aerial
bombing, and the use of civilians as human shields,
Determining that the situation in Darfur, Sudan continues to constitute a threat
to international peace and security,
1. Decides to extend the mandate of UNAMID as set out in resolution 1769
(2007) for a further 12 months to 31 July 2009;
2. Welcomes the agreement of the Government of Sudan, during its meeting
with the Council on 5 June 2008, to the African Union (AU) — United Nations
(UN) troop deployment plan; commends the contribution made by troop and police
contributing countries and donors to UNAMID; and, in order to facilitate the full
and successful deployment of UNAMID and to enhance the protection of its
personnel, calls:
(a) for the rapid deployment, as planned by the Secretary-General, of force
enablers, including the Heavy Support Package’s engineer, logistic, medical and
signal units, and of additional troops, police and civilian personnel including
contractors; and
(b) on United Nations Member States to pledge and contribute the helicopter,
aerial reconnaissance, ground transport, engineering and logistical units and other
force enablers required;
3. Underlines the importance of raising the capability of those UNAMID
battalions formerly deployed by the African Union Mission in Sudan and other
incoming battalions; requests the continuing assistance of donors in ensuring that
these battalions are trained and equipped to United Nations standards; and further
requests the Secretary-General to include this in his next report to the Council;
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4. Welcomes the intention of the Secretary-General to deploy 80 per cent of
UNAMID by 31 December 2008, and urges the Government of Sudan, troop
contributors, donors, the United Nations Secretariat and all stakeholders to do all
they can to facilitate this;
5. Welcomes the signing of the Status of Forces Agreement; demands that
the Government of Sudan complies with it fully and without delay; and further
demands that the Government of Sudan and all armed groups in Sudan’s territory
ensure the full and expeditious deployment of UNAMID and remove all obstacles to
the proper discharge of its mandate, including by ensuring its security and freedom
of movement;
6. Underlines, with a view to strengthening cooperation with troop and
police contributors as well as their safety and security, the need for enhanced
guidelines, procedures and information-sharing;
7. Underlines the need for UNAMID to make full use of its current mandate
and capabilities with regard to the protection of civilians, ensuring humanitarian
access and working with other United Nations agencies;
8. Reiterates its condemnation of previous attacks on UNAMID; stresses
that any attack or threat on UNAMID is unacceptable; demands that there be no
recurrence of such attacks, and further requests the Secretary-General to report to
the Security Council on the result of United Nations investigations and with
recommendations to prevent a reoccurrence of such attacks;
9. Reiterates there can be no military solution to the conflict in Darfur, and
that an inclusive political settlement and the successful deployment of UNAMID are
essential to re-establishing peace in Darfur;
10. Welcomes the appointment of Mr. Djibrill Yipènè Bassolé as Joint AUUN
Chief Mediator, who has its full support; calls on the Government of Sudan and
rebel groups to engage fully and constructively in the peace process, including by
entering into talks under the mediation of Mr. Bassolé; demands all the parties, in
particular rebel groups, to finalize their preparations for and to join the talks; and
underlines also the need for the engagement of civil society, including women and
women-led organizations, community groups and tribal leaders;
11. Demands an end to violence by all sides, to attacks on civilians,
peacekeepers and humanitarian personnel, and to other violations of human rights
and international humanitarian law in Darfur; further demands that all parties cease
hostilities and immediately commit themselves to a sustained and permanent
ceasefire; and encourages the mediation to consult with all relevant parties on
security issues with a view to a more effective ceasefire commission working
closely with UNAMID to monitor the cessation of hostilities;
12. Calls on Sudan and Chad to abide by their obligations under the Dakar
Agreement, the Tripoli Agreement and subsequent bilateral agreements, including
by ending support for rebel groups; welcomes the creation of the Dakar Agreement
Contact Group, and the consideration being given to improved monitoring of the
border between Sudan and Chad; and takes note of the agreement of Sudan and
Chad on 18 July to restore diplomatic relations;
13. Demands the full implementation of the Communiqué between the
Government of Sudan and the United Nations on Facilitation of Humanitarian
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Activities in Darfur, and that the Government of Sudan, all militias, armed groups
and all other stakeholders ensure the full, safe and unhindered access of
humanitarian organizations and relief personnel;
14. Requests the Secretary-General to ensure (a) continued monitoring and
reporting of the situation of children and (b) continued dialogue with the parties to
the conflict towards the preparation of time bound action plans to end the
recruitment and use of child soldiers and other violations against children;
15. Demands that the parties to the conflict immediately take appropriate
measures to protect civilians, including women and children, from all forms of
sexual violence, in line with resolution 1820 (2008); and requests the Secretary-
General to ensure, as appropriate, that resolutions 1325 (2000) and 1820 are
implemented by UNAMID and to include information on this in his report requested
in paragraph 16 below;
16. Demands that the parties to the conflict in Darfur fulfil their international
obligations and their commitments under relevant agreements, this resolution and
other relevant Council resolutions;
17. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council every 60 days
after the adoption of this resolution on developments on UNAMID, the political
process, the security and humanitarian situation, and all parties’ compliance with
their international obligations;
18. Reiterates its readiness to take action against any party that impedes the
peace process, humanitarian assistance or the deployment of UNAMID; and
recognizes that due process must take its course;
19. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan
Related with resolutions
1325 1502 1612 1769 1820
Quoted in resolutions
1834 1841
Security Council Composition