Current and Past Recommendations to the UN Security Council (Monthly Action Points)
Sudan – Sudan, Abyei & Darfur (July 2015)
The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN mission in Abyei (UNISFA). The Council must ensure effective implementation of the human rights monitoring mandate by expanding upon language in SCR 2179 (2014) on human rights monitoring in regards to sexual and gender-based violence by requesting specific reporting on women to help make such monitoring operational in Abyei. There should also be continued follow-up regarding gender training for security forces, the status of senior gender expertise for UNISFA, and implementation of the United Nations zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse in accordance with SCR 1990 (2011). Further, the Council should include women in the key negotiations between the Ngok Dinka and the Misseriya, as well as in the resumption of the Cooperation Agreements between Sudan and South Sudan. In any engagement with local organizations, UNISFA should engage with women and women’s organizations and fully ensure a gender perspective is adopted across its work.