The United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) was established by the UN Security Council under Resolution 1590 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 Nairobi, Kenya.
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. 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.
Its most well-known employee was journalist Lubna al-Hussein, who resigned in order to waive her immunity.
|United Nations Mission in Sudan|
Rwandan UNMIS troops prepare to board a C-130 at El Fasher, Sudan
|Formation||24 March 2005|
|United Nations Security Council|
Up to 10,000 military personnel including some 750 military observers; as well as 715 civilian police, 1,018 international civilian staff, 2,623 national staff and 214 UN Volunteers. There is a small African Union force on the ground that will in time be incorporated into the U.N. force. Troops will be located in 6 different Sectors, with military observers in charge of observing the ceasefire. Force protection will be provided by various contributing countries.
Sectors are divided as such:
Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda
Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Samoa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Ukraine, Zambia, Zimbabwe
The Ceasefire Agreement comes into effect on the date of signature of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). Not all belligerent groups have been party to the peace negotiations and many have proclaimed their displeasure that they have not been directly involved or their interests taken into account and stated they will not automatically feel bound by the CPA as negotiated by government of Sudan and SPLM/A. There is also an increase of well armed criminal elements that could see the UN as a lucrative target, including groups operating cross border such as the Lord’s Resistance Army.
The strategic end state is determined as: a. A stable Sudan capable of conducting a peaceful referendum 61/2 years after the Mandate in South Sudan and Abyei. b. The ability for South Sudan to determine Sudanese unity or peaceful secession. c. The ability for Abyei to determine unification with Bar el Gazhal or separate status within North Sudan. d. Provision for a stable environment in Southern Kordofan/Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State to allow the peoples of those States through consultation come to an agreement that will be the final settlement of the political conflict in their State.
Approved budget for the one-year period between July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007 (Resolution 60/122 B): $1,079,530,000.