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|October 15, 2010|
In a 14 to one vote, the UNSC extends monitoring of arms embargo and sanctions in Sudan and 'assess progress towards removing impediments to the political process, threats to stability and violations of Security Council resolutions.'
6401st Meeting (Night)
Noting with deep concern the increase in violence and rising inter-tribal fighting in Darfur, the Security Council this afternoon extended the mandate of the Panel of Experts that monitors the arms embargo and sanctions on those who impede peace in Sudan, for one year, ending 19 October 2011.
With the adoption of resolution 1945 (2010) by a vote of 14 in favour with 1 abstention (China), the Council also provided details on the notifications required when supplying assistance and supplies to the Darfur region that are exempted from the embargo, which was instituted through resolution 1591 of 2005 and is complemented by a travel ban and asset freeze on targeted individuals and organizations.
It urged all States and other interested parties to cooperate fully with the Sanctions Committee and the Panel of Experts, including the provision of any information at their disposal on the implementation of the embargo and the sanctions.
It requested the Panel to continue to coordinate its activities with the operations of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and to assess progress towards removing impediments to the political process, threats to stability and violations of Security Council resolutions.
China's representative, Yang Tao, said he had abstained because he had serious doubts about the objectivity of the report presented by the Panel. He requested the Panel to improve its methods and to conduct its work under the principles of objectivity and accountability.http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/JDUN-8A97XD?OpenDocument