UN timeline of diplomatic efforts

15 April

UNSC President, Russian Federation, expressed deep concern over the military clash between SAF and RSF and urged the parties to immediately cease hostilities.

Head of UNITAMS and SRSG Volker Perthes:

  • condemned the eruption of fighting
  • reached out to both SAF and RSF for immediate cessation of hostilities

16 April

UN Secretary-General condemned the death and injuries of civilians, including death of three staff of WFP in North Darfur.

SRSG Volker Perthes condemned the attack on UN staff and humanitarian assets in Darfur in North Darfur.

SRSG Volker Perthes announced the agreement of the leadership of the two parties to the proposal by the SRSG Perthes and the Trilateral Mechanism for temporary humanitarian pause on 16 April.

17 April

SRSG Volker Perthes expressed extreme disappointment over the failure of the two forces to fully honour the commitment they made for a temporary humanitarian pause in fighting.

UN Security Council discussed the situation in Sudan ‘under any other business’.

20 April

UN Secretary-General spoke to the reporters on Sudan, at the UN Security Council stakeout, appealing for a three-day ceasefire, marking the Eid al-Fitr celebrations.

25 April

UN Security Council convened for an open briefing at the request of UK, the penholder on the file of Sudan.

26 April

SRSG Volker Perthes expressed deep concern over reports of violence in El Geneina (West Darfur) that appeared to be taking inter-communal dimensions.

6 May

The Trilateral Mechanism welcomed the Saudi-American initiative to facilitate the technical talks between the representatives of SAF and RSF in Jeddah.

11 May

UN Security Council held closed consultations on Sudan, upon the request of UK, the penholder on the file, to discuss the deteriorating humanitarian and security situations in the country.

The Trilateral Mechanism welcomed the signing of a Declaration of Commitment to protect the civilians of Sudan by SAF and RSF.

2 June

The UN Security Council, in a Press Statement :

  • strongly condemned all attacks on civilians, UN and associated personnel and humanitarian actors, as well as civilian objects, medical personnel and facilities, and the looting of humanitarian supplies
  • urged the parties to immediately cease hostilities, facilitate humanitarian access, establish a permanent ceasefire arrangement, and resume the process towards reaching a lasting, inclusive, and democratic political settlement in Sudan
  • reaffirmed their firm support to African leadership, and noted the AU Roadmap for the Resolution of the Conflict in Sudan
  • welcomed the AU’s work to establish an Expanded Mechanism and Core Group
  • welcomed the 11 May Jeddah Declaration as well as the 20 May ceasefire
  • expressed concern over the impact of the conflict on neighbouring countries
  • underlined that the Juba Peace Agreement (JPA) signed on 3 October 2020 remains binding for all its signatories and must be implemented in full, in particular its provisions on a permanent ceasefire in Darfur