Security Council Sets April 30 Deadline for Darfur Peace Deal

“The U.N. Security Council demanded that the Sudanese government and rebels reach agreement by April 30 to end the conflict in Darfur and reaffirmed its determination to hold accountable those blocking peace and violating human rights.A presidential statement adopted Tuesday by consensus by the 15 council members stressed that “an inclusive political settlement is key to peace in Sudan.” It backed the peace talks in Abuja, Nigeria, led by the African Union, which resumed Monday.

The Security Council endorsed the decision of the African Union Peace and Security Council setting April 30 as “the final deadline for reaching an agreement.” The council “demands that all parties make the necessary efforts to reach an agreement by this date,” the statement said.” [Read more]

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United States Still Urging Immediate End to Suffering in Darfur