On 3 June, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524 mandating the establishment of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), for an initial period of twelve months. Headquartered in Khartoum and with all-of-Sudan responsibilities, UNITAMS will complement the ongoing work of the United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes on the ground and work closely with the Sudanese Transitional Government and people of Sudan in support of the transition.
UNITAMS will assist the transitional government in meeting the political benchmarks of the Constitutional Declaration which sets out a range of critical tasks for the transition period including governance and institutional reform, constituting making and elections. UNITAMS will also support implementation of peace agreements in conflict affected areas, as required; assist in national-led peacebuilding efforts, strengthening of human rights and rule of law institutions, and a scale-up of support to recovery and development to build resilience and mitigate protection risks.
In recognition of the urgent need to address the deep economic crisis in Sudan, UNITAMS will also facilitate international support to economic reform that will help set the country on a path to economic recovery and sustainable development.