United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
August 3, 2023
Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Nate Evans:
Yesterday, August 2, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, met with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield expressed alarm over reports of sexual and gender-based violence in West Darfur, as well as looting of humanitarian aid facilities throughout much of Sudan. The Ambassador thanked the Special Representative for her briefing before the Security Council and for her continued efforts to address conflict-related sexual violence in Sudan.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield reiterated that the United States would continue to work with regional and international partners on the next steps regarding the cessation of hostilities, humanitarian access, and support for inclusive civilian processes to resume Sudan’s democratic transition.