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UNITAMS

United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan
Established: 3 June 2020
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 is headquartered in Khartoum and has a mandate spanning the entire country. 

 

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.

 

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 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.

Leadership

Special Representative: Volker Perthes

Deputy Special Representative/UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator:  Khardiata Lo N’Diaye 

Staffing

National staff: 117

International staff: 141

UN Volunteers: 11

Total: 269