Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the United Kingdom’s annual financial contribution to the UNAMID peacekeeping force budget in Sudan; what monitoring mechanism is used to assess the effectiveness of UNAMID in fulfilling its mandate of protecting civilians and facilitating humanitarian access; and whether the use of the money is measured in terms of the extent of the fulfilment of mandated aims.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

The UK’s contribution to the UN African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) through UN assessed costs for the financial year 2014/15 is £50.28 million. The UN’s Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions scrutinises all mission budgets and the UK has the opportunity to input into this process. As mandated by the UN Security Council in Resolution 2173, the Secretary General is required to report to the Council every 90 days on UNAMID, including: information on the political, humanitarian and security situation in Darfur, including detailed reporting on incidents of violence and attacks against civilians; information on violations of the Status of Forces Agreement, as well as violations of international humanitarian law perpetrated by any party to the conflict; developments and progress towards achievement of UNAMID’s strategic priorities and benchmarks; developments and progress in addressing the challenges facing UNAMID as identified in the review. These reports are used by the Security Council to assess the performance of UNAMID and inform its tasking, including whether or not the level of resourcing is appropriate for the delivery of the mission’s mandated aims.

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