Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union - United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (S/2015/1027) [EN/AR]


I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2228 (2015), by which the Council extended the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2016 and requested that I report every 90 days on the implementation of the mission’s mandate. The report provides an update and analysis of the conflict and the political situation, and the operational environment in Darfur from 25 September 2015, the date of issuance of my previous report (S/2015/729), until 15 December 2015. It further presents the achievements of UNAMID in implementing its strategic priorities, endorsed by the Security Council in resolutions 2148 (2014), 2173 (2014) and 2228 (2015), and in achieving its benchmarks (see S/2014/279 and resolution 2228 (2015)). In addition, the report highlights the main challenges to the effective implementation of the mandate and provides updates on the further implementation of the 2014 strategic review, the transfer of tasks to the United Nations country team, and the exit strategy.