Mandate

Wadi El Ku Catchment Management Project 2019, community members participating in mapping their natural resources in North Darfur.  Credit © UNEP

Wadi El Ku Catchment Management Project 2019, community members participating in mapping their natural resources in North Darfur. Credit © UNEP

On 3 June 2020, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524 (2020),  establishing the UN Integrated Transitional Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), a special political mission, to provide support to Sudan for an initial 12-month period during its political transition to democratic rule. On 3 June 2021, the Security Council adopted resolution 2579 (2021) extending the mandate of UNITAMS for a further 12 months, until 3 June 2022.

  • On 3 June, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524 (2020) , establishing the UN Integrated Transitional Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), a special political mission, to provide support to Sudan for an initial 12-month period during its political transition to democratic rule.
  • Headquartered in Khartoum, UNITAMS will support Sudan through a range of political, peacebuilding and development initiatives, including assisting the nation to achieve the goals of the Constitutional Declaration of August 2019, and carrying out its National Plan for Civilian Protection.
  • The Mission’s specific strategic objectives, underpinned by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), include:
    • Assisting the political transition, progress towards democratic governance, protection and promotion of human rights, and sustainable peace: SDGs 5, 10, 16 and 17

    • Supporting peace processes and implementation of future peace agreements: SDGs 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16 and 17

    • Assisting peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law, in particular in Darfur and the Two Areas (South Kordofan and Blue Nile states) : SDGs 5, 10, 11, 16 and 17 

    • Supporting the mobilization of economic and development assistance and coordination of humanitarian assistance by ensuring an integrated approach with UN agencies, funds and programs and through collaboration with international financial institutions: all SDGs
       

  • Through its good offices and the provision of technical support and working closely with the United Nations Country Team with which it is integrated, UNITAMS will focus on the following strategic priorities:
    • Supporting political stability
    • Supporting the constitution-making, electoral and census processes
    • Supporting institutional reforms and the promotion and protection of human rights
    • Supporting the conclusion of an inclusive peace process
    • Supporting the implementation of the peace agreement
    • Supporting the strengthening of the protective environment, in particular in conflict/post-conflict areas
    • Supporting the achievement of peaceful coexistence and reconciliation between communities
    • Supporting international resource mobilization and national socio-economic reforms
    • Supporting the establishment of a national architecture for development planning and aid effectiveness
    • Supporting the conclusion of an inclusive peace process

 

UNITAMS will integrate gender considerations as a cross cutting issue throughout its mandate. This includes, for example, assisting the Government of Sudan in ensuring the full, equal and meaningful participation of women at all levels in peace and political processes and in all social and economic aspects of life, as well as implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security.