Posted by: africanpressorganization | 2 March 2010

Darfur / UN-African Union mission in Darfur





Darfur / UN-African Union mission in Darfur


NEW YORK, March 2, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:


While it continues to investigate reports of fighting between Government and rebel forces in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur, the UN-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) says that it is developing a plan to increase its capacity to monitor the ceasefire signed recently between the Government and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).


The mission says it will do so by setting up mobile monitoring teams, which will liaise with the parties and monitor the security situation and probe reports of violence.  To achieve this, the mission notes that it is crucial that its freedom of movement is not restricted. 


Meanwhile, with the Sudanese elections just weeks away, the mission has conducted training for some 7,000 national police personnel across Darfur.  The training focused on elections, human rights, civil rights and crowd management



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


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