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The United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) was established by the UN Security Council under UN Security Council Resolution 1590[1] of 24 March 2005, in response to the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the government of the Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement on January 9, 2005 in Nairobi, Kenya.

UNMIS tasks are to support the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, to perform certain functions relating to humanitarian assistance, protection, promotion of human rights, and to support AMIS.[1]


According to the UN Facts and Figures Page:


Up to 10,000 military personnel including some 750 military observers; as well as 715 civilian police, 1,018 international civilian staff, 2,623 national staff and 214 UN Volunteers. There is a small African Union Force on the ground that will in time be incorporated into the U.N. Force. Troops will be located in 6 different Sectors, with military observers in charge of observing the ceasefire. Force protection will be provided by various contributing countries.

Sectors are divided as such:

Contributors of military personnel

Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brasil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan[2][3], Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Contributors of civilian Police personnel

Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, India, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Samoa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Ukraine, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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Current situation

Robert Zoellick, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State (right) with Jan Pronk, the United Nations' special representative to Sudan during Donors Conference for Sudan held in Oslo on April 12, 2005.

The Ceasefire Agreement comes into effect on the date of signature of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). Not all belligerent groups have been party to the Peace negotiations and many have proclaimed their displeasure that they have not been directly involved or their interests taken into account and stated they will not automatically feel bound by the CPA as negotiated by government of Sudan and SPLM/A. There is also an increase of well armed criminal elements that could see the UN as a lucrative target, including groups operating cross border such as the

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