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The United Nations Mission In Sudan or UNMIS was established by the United Nations under UN Security Council Resolution 1590 of the UN Security Council on March 24, 2005 in response to the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement on January 9, 2005 in Nairobi, Kenya.

UNMIS tasks are to support the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, to perform certain functions relating to humanitarian assistance, protection, promotion of human rights, and to support AMIS.[1]

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[edit] Statistics

According to the UN Facts and Figures Page:

[edit] Strength

Up to 10,000 military personnel including some 750 military observers; as well as 715 civilian police, 1,018 international civilian staff, 2,623 national staff and 214 UN Volunteers. There is a small African Union force on the ground that will in time be incorporated into the U.N. force. Troops will be located in 6 different sectors, with military observers in charge of observing the ceasefire. Force protection will be provided by various contributing countries.

Sectors are divided as such:

  • Sector 1: Juba (Bangladesh) The Equatoria Area, which includes the states of West Equatoria, Bahr Al Jabal and East Equatoria. The Sector HQ will be collocated with the JMCO in JUBA. CJMC and JIU HQ will also be located in Juba.
  • Sector 2: Wau (Kenya and China) The Bahr el Ghazal Area, which includes the states of West Bahr el Ghazal, North Bahr el Ghazal, Warab and Al Buhairat. The Sector HQ will be located in WAU
  • Sector 3: Malakal (India) The Upper Nile Area, which includes the states of Jongley, Unity and Upper Nile. The Sector HQ will be located in MALAKAL.
  • Sector 4: Kadugli (Egypt) The Nuba Mountains Area, which shall have the same boundaries of former Southern Kordofan Province when Greater Kordofan was sub-divided into two provinces. The Sector HQ will be located in KADUGLI.
  • Sector 5: Damazin (Pakistan) Southern Blue Nile, which is Blue Nile State. The Sector HQ will be located in DAMAZIN.
  • Sector 6: Abyei (Zambia) The Abyei area. The Sector HQ will be located in ABYEI

[edit] Contributors of military personnel

Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brasil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, Zambia, Zimbabwe

[edit] Contributors of civilian police personnel

Ukraine, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, Russia, Samoa, Pakistan, Fiji, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Gambia, Ghana, Tanzania, Australia, Philippines, Uganda, India, China, Argentina, Nepal

[edit] Current situation

The Ceasefire Agreement comes into effect on the date of signature of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). Not all belligerent groups have been party to the peace negotiations and many have proclaimed their displeasure that they have not been directly involved or their interests taken into account and stated they will not automatically feel bound by the CPA as negotiated by government of Sudan and SPLM/A. There is also an increase of well armed criminal elements that could see the UN as a lucrative target, including groups operating cross border such as the Lord’s Resistance Army.

The strategic end state is determined as: a. A stable Sudan capable of conducting a peaceful referendum 61/2 years after the Mandate in South Sudan and Abyei. b. The ability for South Sudan to determine Sudanese unity or peaceful secession. c. The ability for Abyei to determine unification with Bar el Gazhal or separate status within North Sudan. d. Provision for a stable environment in Southern Kordofan/Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State to allow the peoples of those States through consultation come to an agreement that will be the final settlement of the political conflict in their State.

[edit] Financial Aspects

[edit] Method of financing

Assessments in respect of a Special Account.
Approved budget for a 4-month period between July 1, 2005 to October 31, 2005 (S/2005/57/Add.1): $315.99 million (gross)

[edit] External links

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United Nations Mission in Sudan

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