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Resolution 1841

Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan


S/RES/1841 (2008)
Security Council Distr.: General
15 October 2008
08-55190 (E)
Resolution 1841 (2008)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 5996th meeting, on
15 October 2008
The Security Council,
Recalling its previous resolutions concerning the situation in Sudan, in
particular resolutions 1828 (2008) of 31 July 2008, 1779 (2007) of 28 September
2007, 1769 (2007) of 31 July 2007, 1713 (2006) of 29 September 2006, 1672 (2006)
of 25 April 2006, 1665 (2006) of 29 March 2006, 1651 (2005) of 21 December
2005, 1591 (2005) of 29 March 2005, and 1556 (2004) of 30 July 2004 and
statements of its President concerning Sudan,
Reaffirming its commitment to the sovereignty, unity, independence and
territorial integrity of Sudan, and recalling the importance of the principles of good
neighbourliness, non-interference and cooperation in the relations among States in
the region,
Stressing again its firm commitment to the cause of peace throughout Sudan,
full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 9 January 2005, full
implementation of the framework agreed between the parties for a resolution of the
conflict in Darfur (the Darfur Peace Agreement), and an end to the violence and
atrocities in Darfur,
Reiterating the importance of promoting a political process to restore peace
and stability in Darfur, and strongly urging those parties who have not yet agreed to
participate in negotiations to do so immediately and all parties to the conflict to
engage fully and constructively in the process and to cooperate with African
Union/United Nations Chief Mediator Djibril Bassolé,
Reiterating its belief in the basis provided by the Darfur Peace Agreement for
a lasting political solution and sustained security in Darfur, deploring that the
Agreement has not been fully implemented by the signatories and not signed by all
parties to the conflict in Darfur,
Noting with strong concern the ongoing violence, impunity, and consequent
deterioration of the humanitarian situation, and reiterating its deep concern about
the security of civilians and humanitarian aid workers and about humanitarian
access to populations in need, and calling upon all parties in Darfur to cease
offensive actions immediately and to refrain from further violent attacks,
Demanding that there should be no aerial bombings nor the use in Darfur, by
any party to the conflict, of white aircraft or aircraft with markings resembling those
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on United Nations aircraft, and demanding that the parties to the conflict exercise
restraint and cease military action,
Commending the efforts of, and reiterating its full support for, the joint African
Union/United Nations chief mediator of the African Union, the United Nations
Secretary-General, the League of Arab States, and the leaders of the region to
promote peace and stability in Darfur, looking forward to the full and rapid
deployment of the African Union/United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), and
expressing strong support for the political process under the African Union/United
Nations-led mediation,
Recalling the 27 May 2008 midterm report by the Panel of Experts appointed by
the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 3 (b) of resolution 1591 (2005) and
extended by resolutions 1651 (2005), 1665 (2006), 1713 (2006) and 1779 (2007), and
taking note of the Panel’s final report (S/2008/647, annex), and expressing its intent
to study the Panel’s recommendations further and to consider appropriate next steps,
Emphasizing the need to respect the provisions of the Charter concerning
privileges and immunities, and the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of
the United Nations, as applicable to United Nations operations and persons engaged
in such operations,
Determining that the situation in Sudan continues to constitute a threat to
international peace and security in the region,
Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,
1. Decides to extend until 15 October 2009 the mandate of the current Panel
of Experts, originally appointed pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) and previously
extended by resolutions 1651 (2005), 1665 (2006), 1713 (2006) and 1779 (2007),
and requests the Secretary-General to take the necessary administrative measures;
2. Requests the Panel of Experts to provide no later than 29 March 2009 a
midterm briefing on its work and no later than 90 days after adoption of this
resolution an interim report to the Committee established pursuant to paragraph
3 (a) of resolution 1591 (2005) and a final report no later than 30 days prior to
termination of its mandate to the Council with its findings and recommendations;
3. Requests the Panel of Experts to coordinate its activities as appropriate
with the operations of the African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur
(UNAMID), and with international efforts to promote the political process in
Darfur, and to assess in its interim and final reports progress towards reducing
violations by all parties of the measures imposed by paragraphs 7 and 8 of
resolution 1556 (2004) and paragraph 7 of resolution 1591 (2005), and progress
towards reducing impediments to the political process, threats to stability in Darfur
and the region and other violations of the above-mentioned resolutions;
4. Urges all States, relevant United Nations bodies, the African Union and
other interested parties, to cooperate fully with the Committee and the Panel of
Experts, in particular by supplying any information at their disposal on
implementation of the measures imposed by resolution 1591 (2005) and resolution
1556 (2004);
5. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

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