UN to vote on cuts to UN-AU force in Sudan's Darfur region

2017-06-29 13:00


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New York - A UN resolution expected to be voted on Friday would cut the number of peacekeepers in the joint United Nations-African Union force in Sudan's troubled Darfur region by 44% in the coming year, a move that would save hundreds of millions of dollars.

The British-drafted resolution would also reduce the number of international police in the force known as UNAMID by about 27%.

It would authorize an initial cut immediately and a further reduction from January 31, 2018, taking into account a UN-AU assessment including on the impact of the smaller force on the protection of civilians, human rights violations and humanitarian access.

The draft resolution welcomes the reduction of military confrontations between government forces and rebel groups in Darfur and demands an immediate halt to all violence.

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