Crisis Prevention Web Talk

A New Mission: What to Expect From the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan
24 June 2020


On June 3, the UN Security Council unanimously decided to establish the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS). This peace operation has a broad remit to support Sudan’s transition process in the areas of democratic governance, the peace process, peacebuilding, and economic development. A result of intense negotiations led by co-penholders Germany and the UK, the mission – which includes potentially innovative approaches such as unarmed civilian protection and the integration of development, humanitarian, and peacebuilding concerns – accompanies and follows the planned withdrawal of the AU/UN hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

In the Web Talk, we will discuss expectations for UNITAMS’ operationalization, the lessons learned from UNAMID for its implementation, and the dynamics in the UN Security Council and in Sudan that led to its creation.


Natalie Palmer,

Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of the UK to the United Nations, New York

Gunnar Berkemeier,

First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, New York

Peter Schumann,

Former Deputy Joint Special Representative of UNAMID (2018), Berli

Barcai Abdel-Karim,

President, End Impunity Organisation, Khartoum


Dr. Gerrit Kurtz,

Research Fellow, Conflict Prevention and Diplomacy in Africa, DGAP

Please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Web Talk via Zoom.

The Web Talk will take place under the Chatham House Rule. Participants will be able to ask questions via Zoom’s question and answer function as well as by using their microphones during the discussion.


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