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United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan
Duration: 3 June 2020 - 29 February 2024
Residents of an Internally Displaced Persons camp outside Khartoum. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
Residents of an Internally Displaced Persons camp outside Khartoum. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) was established on 3 June 2020 by Security Council resolution 2524, for an initial period of twelve months. The Mission was headquartered in Khartoum and had a mandate spanning the entire country. 


UNITAMS’ overarching objective was to support the Sudanese democratic transition. To that end, the Mission was 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.


On 3 June 2021, the Security Council adopted resolution 2579 (2021) extending the mandate of UNITAMS by a further twelve months. The resolution retained the Mission’s original strategic objectives, while prioritizing some elements of the mandate, including: ceasefire monitoring as part of Juba Peace Agreement (JPA) implementation; support to the implementation of the National Plan for Civilian Protection; support to the peace talks; support to the implementation of power-sharing arrangements per the JPA; support to the constitution-drafting process; and capacity-building of the Sudan Police Force and the justice sector.


UNITAMS complemented the ongoing work of the United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes on the ground and worked closely with the Sudanese transitional Government and the people of Sudan in support of their democratic transition.


On 3 June 2022, the Security Council renewed the mandate of UNITAMS for a further year until 3 June 2023, according to resolution 2636 (2022). The mandate of the Mission was renewed again on 3 June 2023 for an additional six months, according to resolution 2685 (2023).


On 1 December 2023, the Security Council passed resolution 2715 (2023), which determined the termination of UNITAMS’ mandate on 3 December 2023, and stipulated for the Mission to complete the transfer of its tasks, where appropriate and feasible, to United Nations agencies, funds and programmes by 29 February 2024.


Special Representative: 


355 civilian staff (176 international staff, 166 national staff, 1 general temporary assistance post and 12 UN volunteers)

42 UN police

28 military observers