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Friday, 30 June 2017

UNSC approves resolution reducing joint UN-AU peacekeeping force in Sudan’s Darfur

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution sharply reducing the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region. The British-drafted resolution will reduce the number of peacekeepers by 44 per cent and international police by about 27 per cent in the Darfur mission.

The Darfur conflict began in 2003 when ethnic Africans in the vast western region rebelled, accusing the Arab-dominated Sudanese government of discrimination. The UN-AU force was established in 2007 with a mandate to help protect civilians in Darfur.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Darfur is a region in western Sudan.
  • The Security Council held its first session on 17 January 1946 in London.
Source- The Indian Express

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