The resolution also promises "possible'' debt relief. Sudan owes the World Bank and International Monetary Fund nearly $2 billion, spokesmen for the groups said.
The Netherlands has pledged $130 million and the U.K. has pledged $186 million in development aid, according to Carl Ulrich, spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. He said Norway was organizing a donors' conference to raise more money for Sudan.
"There is no time to waste,'' UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a speech to the Security Council, according to a copy given to reporters at the UN in New York. "The speedy conclusion of the North-South talks would not only curb the further spread of conflict to other parts of the country, it would serve as a basis and a catalyst for the resolution of existing conflicts.''