On 3 June 2020, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524 establishing the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), for an initial period of twelve months. Headquartered in Khartoum and with a mandate spanning the entire country, the mission is currently in a start-up phase, establishing its presence on the ground and beginning to implement its mandate.
UNITAMS’ overarching objective is to support the Sudanese democratic transition. To that end, the mission is mandated by the Security Council to assist the political transition, progress towards democratic governance, in the protection and promotion of human rights and sustainable peace, as well as to support peace processes and the implementation of peace agreements, peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law, and the mobilization of economic and development assistance and coordination of humanitarian assistance.
UNITAMS complements the ongoing work of the United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes on the ground and works closely with the Sudanese transitional Government and the people of Sudan in support of their democratic transition.