The African Peace and Security Council has decided extension of the mandate of the UN and African Union Mission for Darfur (UNAMID) for more 12 months with the same jurisdiction set by the meeting of the African Peace and Security Council on July 22, 2007 and in accordance with the resolution of the UN Security Council 1769, issued on July 31, 2007
The African Peace and Security Council has asked the Security Council to issue a similar resolution for extending the UNAMID mandate for the same period of 12 month
This came in a statement issued by the Peace and Security Council at its sitting No. 328 in Addis Ababa after reviewing reports on the performance of the UNAMID and hearing a report of the head of the mission and the Commissioner for Peace, besides the representative of Sudan government
The African Peace and Security Council has appreciated the signatory parties of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur which was signed in July 2011, especially Sudan government and the Liberation and Justice Movement
The Peace and Security Council also appreciated the steps adopted to implement the peace agreement on the ground
The statement pointed to steps adopted with regard to appointment of a number of the signatory Liberation and Justice Movement in leading position in Sudan government, the launching of Darfur Regional Authority in February 2012, holding of the Conference of the People of Darfur, besides the practical steps taken concerning ceasefire and the security arrangements
The Peace and Security Council also appreciated the steps adopted by Sudan government regarding establishment of the committee to follow up implementation of Darfur peace agreement, which is headed by the President of the Republic.
The Peace and Security Council has expressed its deep concern over the obstinacy shown by the armed movements that refused to sign Doha Document for Peace in Darfur, despite the efforts exerted by the international and African mediation.
The Peace and Security Council called on the non signatory movements of Darfur to join the peace process as soon as possible and to sign the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur which was sponsored by the African Union and the international community as basis for achieving durable and comprehensive peace in Darfur.
The Peace and Security Council stated that it will adopt proper sanctions against the individuals and groups that carry out acts or activities that are threatening to the peace process, calling on the UN Security Council to adopted similar sanctions against those who threaten. implementation of Doha Document for Peace in Darfur.
The Peace and Security Council has expressed its deep concern over the armed robbery acts and the criminal aggressions against the UNAMID forces in Darfur region
The African Peace and Security Council has expressed it satisfaction over the increase in the number of the persons who returned voluntarily to the home areas in Darfur in the past months, calling for more efforts to guarantee continuity of this voluntary return.