Posted by: APO | 1 October 2007


United Nations S/RES/1779 (2007)

Security Council

Distr.: General

28 September 2007

07-52158 (E)


Resolution 1779 (2007)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 5750th meeting, on

28 September 2007

The Security Council,

Recalling its previous resolutions concerning the situation in Sudan, in

particular resolutions 1769 (2007) of 31 July 2007, 1713 (2006) of 29 September

2006, 1672 (2006) of 25 April 2006, 1665 (2006) of 29 March 2006, 1651 (2005) of

21 December 2005, 1591 (2005) of 29 March 2005, and 1556 (2004) of 30 July

2004 and statements of its President concerning Sudan,

Stressing again its firm commitment to the cause of peace throughout Sudan,

full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 9 January 2005, full

implementation of the framework agreed between the parties for a resolution of the

conflict in Darfur (the Darfur Peace Agreement), and an end to the violence and

atrocities in Darfur,

Reiterating its belief in the basis provided by the Darfur Peace Agreement for

a lasting political solution and sustained security in Darfur, deploring that the

Agreement has not been fully implemented by the signatories and not signed by all

parties to the conflict in Darfur,

Noting with strong concern the ongoing violence, impunity, and consequent

deterioration of the humanitarian situation, and reiterating its deep concern about

the security of civilians and humanitarian aid workers and about humanitarian

access to populations in need, and calling upon all parties in Darfur to cease

offensive actions immediately and to refrain from further violent attacks,

Demanding that there should be no aerial bombings and the use of United

Nations markings on aircraft used in such attacks, strongly urging those parties who

have not yet agreed to participate in negotiations on 27 October 2007 in Libya under

AU/UN mediation to do so at once, and demanding that the parties to the conflict

exercise restraint and cease military action in order to create a positive atmosphere

for these negotiations,

Commending the efforts of, and reiterating its full support for, the African

Union, the Secretary-General, their special envoys, and the leaders of the region to

promote peace and stability in Darfur, looking forward to the rapid deployment of

the AU/UN Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID), and expressing strong support

for the political process under AU/UN mediation,

S/RES/1779 (2007)

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Recalling the 13 April 2007 midterm briefing by the Panel of Experts

appointed by the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 3 (b) of resolution 1591

(2005) and extended by resolutions 1651 (2005), 1665 (2006), and 1713 (2006), and

taking note of the Panel’s final report presented to the Committee established

pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) and currently under consideration, and

expressing its intent to study the Panel’s recommendations further and to consider

appropriate next steps,

Emphasizing the need to respect the provisions of the Charter concerning

privileges and immunities, and the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of

the United Nations, as applicable to United Nations operations and persons engaged

in such operations,

Reaffirming its commitment to the sovereignty, unity, independence and

territorial integrity of Sudan, and recalling the importance of the principles of good

neighbourliness, non-interference and cooperation in the relations among States in

the region,

Determining that the situation in Sudan continues to constitute a threat to

international peace and security in the region,

Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,

1. Decides to extend until 15 October 2008 the mandate of the current Panel

of Experts, originally appointed pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) and previously

extended by resolutions 1651 (2005), 1665 (2006), and 1713 (2006) and requests the

Secretary-General to take the necessary administrative measures;

2. Requests the Panel of Experts to provide no later than 29 March 2008 a

midterm briefing on its work and no later than 90 days after adoption of this

resolution an interim report to the Committee established pursuant to paragraph

3 (a) of resolution 1591 (2005) and a final report no later than 30 days prior to

termination of its mandate to the Council with its finding and recommendations;

3. Requests the Panel of Experts to coordinate its activities as appropriate

with the operations of the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS), the African

Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) which will succeed it,

and with international efforts to promote the political process in Darfur, and, in this

context, further requests the Panel to assess in its interim and final reports progress

towards reducing violations by all parties of the measures imposed by paragraphs 7

and 8 of resolution 1556 (2004) and paragraph 7 of resolution 1591 (2005), and

progress towards reducing impediments to the political process;

4. Urges all States, relevant United Nations bodies, the African Union and

other interested parties, to cooperate fully with the Committee and the Panel of

Experts, in particular by supplying any information at their disposal on

implementation of the measures imposed by resolution 1591 (2005) and resolution

1556 (2004);

5. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.


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