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Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the African Union and UN have taken to ensure that rebel groups in Darfur receive training to develop the skills required to take part in peace process negotiations. (153881)

The African Union-UN Joint Mediation Support Team (JMST) has developed a mediation plan and is appointing mediators who will support rebel groups in negotiations.

The UK and international partners are supporting the JMST’s preparations for negotiations. The UK has given the JMST papers on lessons learned from previous peace talks, including the Comprehensive Peace Agreement security negotiations, and has recommended mediation experts.