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UN envoy sees ‘real chance’ of political solution in Sudan

New York: More than a year after the military coup in Sudan, political parties began talks this month aimed at restoring a civilian-led transition, which the UN has hailed as an important step towards peace and democracy.

Sudan: Start of final phase towards civilian rule an ‘important step’

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the launch of the final phase in the political process towards restoring a civilian-led transition in Sudan, more than one year after the military coup, his Spokesperson said on Monday.

Sudan: UN welcomes ‘courageous’ military-civilian pact towards democratic future

New York: Senior UN officials have welcomed an agreement signed on Monday between military and civilian leaders in Sudan as a “courageous” step forward towards the establishment of democratic rule.

Resurgence of ethnic clashes in Sudan’s Blue Nile region triggers death and destruction

New York: The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide expressed grave concern on Thursday over a reported resurgence of ethnic clashes in the Blue Nile region of Sudan. 

Sudan: Justice for protesters against coup, key to ending cycle of violence

New York: UN independent human rights experts on Tuesday demanded real accountability for the year-long brutal crackdown on peaceful protests against the October 2021 military coup in Sudan.

19 killed, 36,000 displaced in Sudan land ownership dispute: UN

New York/IBNS: Inter-communal violence in Sudan following a land ownership dispute has claimed at least 19 lives, a United Nations (UN) spokesman said.

Half of Sudan’s most vulnerable children could die without aid

New York: The situation for Sudan’s most vulnerable children is so desperate that half of the most severely malnourished youngsters are expected to die without urgent humanitarian intervention, UN agencies said on Friday.

Sudan: World Bank provides $100 million in emergency support

New York: The UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan has received a $100 million contribution from the World Bank to assist with critical emergency cash and food sustenance in Sudan.

Sudan: UN chief calls for ‘good faith’ effort by all, ahead of direct talks

New York: The UN chief has called for military authorities in Sudan and civilian representatives and political leaders, to enter direct talks over the future of the country in “good faith”, following continued unrest.

Consensus emerging on many issues, UN’s Sudan envoy tells Security Council

New York: The United Nations envoy for Sudan told the Security Council today that consensus has emerged on many issues towards establishing a functional government, warning that Khartoum could lose out on billions of external aid without such an administration.

Sudan urged to stop unnecessary use of force against protestors

New York: Authorities in Sudan must immediately halt unnecessary and disproportionate use of force against protesters, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, calling for those responsible for abuses to be brought to justice.

Sudan: Refrain from ‘disproportionate use of force’ against protesters

New York: Reported killings and injuries during peaceful demonstrations in Sudan is a cause for deep concern, said the UN human rights office on Friday (OHCHR).

Authorities urged to protect women and children following violence and protests in Sudan

New York: Authorities in Sudan must protect boys and girls from violence, a senior official with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, following recent deadly inter-communal clashes in West Darfur and protests in the capital, Khartoum. 

Sudan protests: Security forces in spotlight over sexual violence allegations

New York: In Sudan, reports of serious sexual violence and the use of live ammunition against protesters at the weekend must be investigated immediately, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

Sudan: Mistrust deepens following military takeover

New York: In the wake of the 25 October military takeover in Sudan, discussions on the way forward are underway but restoring trust will be a challenge, the top UN official in the country, Volker Perthes, told the Security Council on Friday.