Current and Past Recommendations to the UN Security Council (Monthly Action Points)
Sudan – Sudan, Abyei & Darfur (August 2013)
The Council is expected to receive the most recent report on the UN mission in Abyei (UNISFA) and discuss the status of compliance in regards to SCR 2046 (2012). The report should include gender analysis on security sector reform, rule of law, and peacebuilding, and provide specific information on humanitarian concerns, efforts to address violations of women’s rights, including sexual violence, and ending impunity for these crimes. The Council should further call for the full representation of women in all aspects of cross-border efforts, including as chairs and members of committees, and women’s organizations are consulted and part of all enforcement mechanisms. There should be continued follow-up regarding gender training for security forces, and the status senior gender expertise for UNISFA. Finally, the Council should seek to gain a wide variety of perspectives on the situation, particularly regarding cross-border initiatives, by hearing from key civil society organizations who are active on the issue.