U.S. Statement on Security Council Meeting on Sudan

United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
August 8, 2023

U.S. Statement on Security Council Meeting on Sudan

The United States welcomes the Security Council meeting tomorrow, August 9, at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the security situation in Sudan.

“The situation in Sudan deserves immediate attention from the Security Council. We must let the Sudanese people know we have not forgotten them in the midst of a conflict in which the actions of the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) are prolonging human suffering,” said Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

“We hope this meeting will highlight the international community’s call for the parties to immediately end the fighting, adhere to their obligations under international humanitarian law and respect human rights and allow unhindered humanitarian access to meet the emergency needs of civilians,” she added. “We also condemn in the strongest terms the ongoing violence in Darfur, especially reports of killings based on ethnicity and widespread sexual violence by the RSF and allied militias.”

The open meeting may be viewed online at https://media.un.org/en/webtv.