Posted by: africanpressorganization | 1 April 2009

Darfur / Fifth meeting of the Tripartite Committee



Darfur / Fifth meeting of the Tripartite Committee


EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, April 1, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general


On Darfur, Representatives from the Government of Sudan, the African Union (AU) and the United Nations today held the fifth meeting of the Tripartite Committee on the AU-UN peacekeeping operation in Darfur, UNAMID (African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur).


The meeting focused on issues relating to UNAMID deployment that require further attention and follow-up, and ways of facilitating the work of UNAMID in Darfur.


The participants noted that the deployment of UNAMID military forces, including troops, officers and military observers, has reached 67 per cent as of the end of March.


Speaking to the press after the meeting, UN Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Susana Malcorra said the steady increase in deployment over the past year was an indication of the success of the regular Tripartite Committee meetings.


The participants agreed the next Tripartite Committee meeting will be in Darfur in early June.


A press release with more details and the signed outcome document are available upstairs.


UNAMID also reports three incidents of carjackings involving its vehicles over the past 48 hours.


SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General



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