UN Moves on Several Fronts to Reinforce Darfur Peace Accord

United Nations officials mobilized today to press for a robust peacekeeping force and a speedy disbursement of humanitarian funds to back up a peace accord signed 10 days ago between the Sudanese Government and a major rebel group in the western Darfur region of Africa’s largest country.

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Sudan Jan Pronk took part in a ministerial-level meeting of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to examine the current mandate and the future of the AU protection force currently deployed in Darfur. [More]