The African Union/UN hybrid operation in Darfur was formally established by the Security Council on 31 July 2007 through the adoption of resolution 1769, referred to by its acronym UNAMID, under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. UNAMID formally took over from AMIS on 31 December 2007.
The mandate is renewed yearly, and the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2296 extended it until 30 June 2017.
UNAMID basic informationMandate:
• Protect civilians, without prejudice to the responsibility of the Government of Sudan.
• Facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance by UN Agencies and other aid actors and the safety and security of humanitarian personnel.
• Mediate between the Government of Sudan and non-signatory armed movements on the basis of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD)
• Support to the mediation of community conflict, including through measures to address its root causes, in conjunction with UN country team.
The Mission’s headquarters is in El Fasher, North Darfur.
It has sector headquarters in El Geneina (West Darfur), Nyala (South Darfur), Zalingei (Central Darfur) and El Daein (East Darfur). The Mission has 35 deployment locations throughout the five Darfur states.
- Civil Affairs
- Gender and Peacekeeping
- Human Rights
- Political Affairs
- Water and Sanitations
- UN Volunteers
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