11 March 2005

Security Council Extends Sudan Advance Mission Until 17 March, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 1585 (2005)

NEW YORK, 10 March (UN Headquarters) -- The Security Council today, unanimously adopting resolution 1585 (2005), extended the mandate of the United Nations Advance Mission in Sudan (UNAMIS) until 17 March.

The Mission was established by resolution 1547 of 11 June 2004, for an initial period of three months and under the authority of a Special Representative, to prepare for a future United Nations peace-support operation following the signing of a comprehensive peace agreement.

On 30 July 2004, with the adoption of resolution 1556, the Council extended the special political mission, headed by Special Representative Jan Pronk, for an additional 90 days to 10 December. Subsequently, in November, the Council adopted resolution 1574, welcoming the preparatory work already carried out by the Mission, endorsing the Secretary-General’s proposals to increase its staffing, and extending its mandate by a further three months until 10 March 2005.

The meeting began at 3:30 p.m. and ended at 3:32 p.m.


The full text of resolution 1585 (2005) reads as follows:

“The Security Council,

“Recalling its resolutions 1547 (2004) of 11 June 2004, 1556 (2004) of 30 July 2004 and 1574 (2004) of 19 November 2004,

“Reaffirming its readiness to support the peace process,

“Decides to extend the mandate of the United Nations Advance Mission in Sudan (UNAMIS), established by its resolution 1547 (2004), until 17 March;

“Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.”

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