Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis Following the Mandate Renewal of the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission Sudan (UNITAMS)

Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis
Senior Advisor for Special Political Affairs
New York, New York
June 3, 2022


The United States welcomes the adoption of the UNITAMS mandate renewal, starting another year for UNITAMS to support Sudan’s democratic transition.

We voted for this mandate renewal to ensure the valuable work of UNITAMS to support the security and stability of Sudan continues, such as the ongoing Sudanese-led dialogue which is facilitated by UNITAMS, the AU, and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in East Africa.

Rapid progress on this dialogue is critical to restore a civilian-led transitional government. We strongly encourage all Sudanese civilian and military actors to engage.

We continue to stand with the people of Sudan in their pursuit of a democratic and prosperous nation, and call on security forces to end the use of violence against protestors and respect human rights.

Thank you, Madam President.