11 September 2012

Sudan: At End of His Mission, Prof. Gambari Urges Signatories of Doha Document to Ensure Its Implementation

Khartoum — The Joint Chief Representative of the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, has urged the signatories of Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) to remain committed the full implementation of all the DDPD provisions in a timely manner as the DDPD holds the promise of concrete improvements in the lives of the Darfurian people in a safe and secure environment.

In a message he sent at the end of his mission as a JSP in Darfur, Prof. Gambari acknowledged that the DDPD remains a viable peace document that paves the way for a better future for all Darfuris, as it addresses the root causes of the conflict and its consequences. He stated that during his Mission he focused in bringing about peace and stability in Darfur and set for himself and the UNAMID four priority goals namely: proactive support to the peace process, contribute to enhancing relations between Chad and Sudan, facilitate and strengthen security for the civilian population and UN staff and encourage, support and facilitate the transition from emergency relief to early recovery where possible.

He indicated that the UNAMID has made a positive difference in the lives of people of Darfur, especially the most vulnerable ones, saying that the Mission implemented 460 quick impact projects in the areas of education, health, water, women's development and rule of law.

He also appreciated the work of his predecessor as Joint Chief Mediator, Mr. Djibril Bassolé, and the unwavering commitment and personal focus of the Qatari Deputy Prime Minister Al Mahmoud and the generosity and commitment of the Emir of the State of Qatar, saying that together with the leadership of the parties to the DDPD, the United Nations Country Team, the Diplomatic Corps, the men and women of UNAMID and the people of Darfur we have laid a strong foundation for a new future in Darfur.

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