Security Council Welcomes African Decision to Transform Darfur Force

“The Security Council today welcomed the decision of the African Union (AU) to support, in principle, the transition of the AU peacekeeping mission in the strife-torn Darfur region of Sudan to a United Nations operation.

“The Security Council commended the African Union for the successful deployment of the African Mission in Sudan (AMIS) and AMIS’ role in reducing large-scale organized violence in Darfur,” Council President Cesar Mayoral of Argentina told the press after the body was briefed by Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hedi Annabi.” [MORE]