United Nations Security Council Resolution 1812
|UN Security Council
|Date||30 April 2008|
|Subject||Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan|
|15 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1812 was unanimously adopted on 30 April 2008.
Commending the work of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) in support of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, and in easing the transition of the African Union Mission in Sudan to the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), the Security Council this evening extended the Mission’s mandate until 30 April 2009, with the intention to renew it further.
In resolution 1812 (2008), adopted unanimously, the Council recognized that successful implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was essential to resolving the crisis in Darfur. It welcomed the appointment of Derek Plumbly as the new Chairman of the Assessment and Evaluation Commission, while calling for a strengthening of that entity’s autonomy in carrying out its role to oversee and report on implementation of the Peace Agreement.
Further, the Council called on the Government of National Unity to complete the conduct of an inclusive, national census and to prepare the holding of elections throughout Sudan. It also called on the Secretary-General to recommend measures that the Mission might take to support those elections. The Council urged UNMIS to begin immediate preparations to support the development of election strategies, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the parties to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
The Council also requested the Mission to provide technical and logistical support to help the Sudanese in the process of demarcating the 1956 North-South border, in accordance with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. It called on all parties to accept UNMIS monitoring and verification in the Abyei region bordering the North and South, without prejudice to the final agreement on the actual borders between the two sides. The Council also urged the Mission to consult with the parties and deploy, as appropriate, personnel to the Abyei region, including the areas of Kordofan.
In terms of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) efforts, the Council requested the Mission to pay particular attention to the protection, release and reintegration of all children associated with armed forces and armed groups, and increase its support for the National DDR Coordination Council, as well as the Northern and Southern DDR Commissions.
Requesting the Mission to help establish the necessary security conditions to enable the voluntary return of internally displaced persons from Khartoum to southern Kordofan and Southern Sudan, and that of refugees from their countries of asylum, the Council also reiterated its concern over the restrictions on movement of Mission personnel, calling on the parties to cooperate fully in facilitating the performance of its mandate, as stipulated by international humanitarian law. 
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