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As acknowledged by the UN Secretary General in his report of
The restrictions on movement imposed by the Government of Sudan remain a significant challenge to the mission's ability to fulfil its mandate, an issue we raise regularly in Security Council consultations as well as with the Government of Sudan. The primary responsibility for protecting civilians remains with the Government of Sudan.
The UK will continue to support UNAMID—including through considering how we might assist troop-contributing countries to prepare better to carry out the mission’s protection-of-civilians mandate. We hope that the forthcoming renewal of UNAMID's mandate will also see international partners recommit their support to the mission.
Officials have discussed the effectiveness of the mission on a number of occasions over the past few months with the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous, the Joint Special Representative Mohamed Ibn Chambas, and the incoming Force Commander.