SUDAN WATCH: Arab call to delay UN Security Council meeting on Darfur puzzles key envoy - AMIS costs $17m per month

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Arab call to delay UN Security Council meeting on Darfur puzzles key envoy - AMIS costs $17m per month

Aug 21 2006 Reuters via Sudan Tribune:
A key UN Security Council member said Aug 21 he was puzzled by an Arab League request for an indefinite delay in a planned council meeting on Darfur next week in New York.
Aug 21 2006 Sudan Tribune:
The Arab League had requested the UN to postpone Security Council meeting to give Sudan more time to implement its plan to improve conditions and preserve security in Darfur - to allow time for consultation and coordination between regional organizations on the role of AU forces in Darfur - which it presented to the UN on Aug 2.

Under the Sudanese plan, the Khartoum government would send 10,500 new government troops to Darfur.
AMIS costs $17m per month

Note, above report points out the resolution passed by the Arab League called on Arab countries to fulfil a promise, made at a summit in Khartoum in March, to finance the African Union peace operation in Darfur for six months from Oct 1. The operation has been costing about $17 million a month,

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