Current and Past Recommendations to the UN Security Council (Monthly Action Points)
Darfur – Sudan, Abyei & Darfur (August 2014)
The Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Hybrid Operation mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Given the ongoing concerns regarding the human rights situation in Darfur, the Council should prioritize the call on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians, in particular women and children, from violations, including sexual and gender-based violence and ensure the mandate reflects this priority. In its renewal, the Council should implement SCR 2106 (OPs 8, 12, 21), by strengthening language concerning women and civil society’s participation in processes to implement peace agreements and in the establishment of security arrangements and transitional justice mechanisms. Further, the existing language in the mandate concerning women’s protection concerns should be strengthened to support the important role of Gender Advisors. The Council should continue to request that the Secretary-General report on progress made in creating and implementing a strategy to protect women and girls from sexual and gender-based violence, as requested in SCR 1881 (OP 14). Further, it is crucial for UNAMID to incorporate a gender lens when assisting the large number internally displaced persons, including by providing services for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.