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Sudan is committed to dialogue and will ‘knock on every door in pursuit of peace,’ Minister tells UN

New York, Sept 25 (Just Earth News): In his address to the General Assembly on Saturday, Ibrahim Ahmed Abd al-Aziz Ghandour, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sudan, said the 2030 Agenda and other frameworks before the United Nations are vital for all countries and he hopes that calls for reform will be heeded so the Organization becomes a true platform for implementing principles of international legality and “a bulwark for justice.”

South Sudan: One year since peace deal, justice still elusive for victims

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS): Renewed violence underscores the urgency of bringing to account those responsible for crimes under international law committed during South Sudan’s armed conflict, said Amnesty International and International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) today, a year on from a faltering peace agreement.

Sudan: Ban welcomes signing of peace roadmap by opposition groups

New York, Aug 10 (Just Earth News): Welcoming the signing by Sudanese opposition groups of an African Union-brokered roadmap for ending conflicts in the country, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called the parties to “maintain this positive momentum” and work towards agreement on cessation of hostilities.

Welcoming Sudan’s cessation of hostilities, Ban urges ‘final peace’ through national dialogue

New York, June 23 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the announcement by the Sudanese Government of a four-month unilateral cessation of hostilities, beginning on 18 June 2016, in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

Sudan: Five years on, refugees still fleeing conflict in South Kordofan, UN reports

New York, June 4 (Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency on Fridaywarned that tragically people are still fleeing violence in Sudan’s South Kordofan State, most crossing into neighbouring South Sudan, as the conflict marks its fifth year this weekend.

UN chief welcomes signing by Sudanese Government of African Union roadmap agreement

New York, Mar 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the African Union's latest initiative to accelerate progress towards ending the fighting in Darfur, South Kordofan and the Blue Nile states.

UN envoy welcomes Sudan's signing of action plan to end use of child soldiers

New York, Mar 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations envoy on children and armed conflict has welcomed Sudan's signing of an action plan to prevent the recruitment and use of children by national security forces as an important milestone for child protection there.

Unilateral sanctions hit innocent harder than political elites in Sudan: UN expert

New York, Dec 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday urged States to review their unilateral coercive measures imposed on Sudan over the past two decades, "given the developments taking place in the country since the imposition of the sanctions regimes."

Sudan: Ban condemns deadly attack in Abyei

New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the attacks on Friday night by unknown assailants on the residence of the Ngok Dinka Paramount Chief in Abyei town, during which one Ethiopian peacekeeper from the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and a young girl were killed.

Sudan: For first time in four years, UN relief agencies visit areas in Central Darfur

New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): Insufficient food, shelter, health services are among the top challenges displaced people are facing in Central Darfur , the United Nations relief wing has warned in a latest humanitarian update on the situation in Sudan.

Sudan remains determined to work towards new Global Goals, Minister tells UN

New York, Oct 3 (IBNS): The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that despite his country still being subjected to unilateral economic sanctions "which hinder the realization of its ambitions," it is determined to ensure that the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) complement the process of peace, stability and growth.

UN experts urge Sudan to overturn 'outrageous conviction' for indecent dressing

New York, Aug 29 (IBNS): A group of independent United Nations human rights experts have voiced alarm after a female Sudanese student was sentenced to public flogging and a heavy fine for charges of "indecent dressing," while another received a hefty fine for the same charges, and urged that the convictions be overturned immediately.

Expulsion of UN officials will constitute 'serious loss' for Sudan, warns Ban

New York, Jan 1 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his strong opposition to Sudan’s decision to expel from the country two senior UN officials, calling on the Government to reconsider the ruling and allow for essential work to be carried out.

UN voices concern over latest violence in parts of Sudan

New York, May 2 (IBNS): Recent fighting in parts of South Kordofan and Blue Nile states has displaced or affected an estimated 16,500 people, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which on Thursday detailed the aid response being offered to them through the UN and its partners.