Mr. Francois Delattre
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to The United Nations
Mrs. Dina Kawar
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to The United Nations
Mr. Gerard van Bohemen
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations
Mr. Roman Oyarzun
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Spain to The United Nations
Mr. Matthew Rycroft
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations
Ms. Samantha Power Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations
Act for Sudan, an alliance of 74 American and Sudanese grassroots organizations that advocate for an end to genocide and mass atrocities in Sudan, thanks each one of you for giving Hawa Abdullah Mohamed Salih the opportunity to present at the Arria-formula meeting regarding Darfur on Friday, June 19, 2015. We very much appreciate your attendance and attention, distinguishing yourselves among your colleagues on the UN Security Council.
Act for Sudan urges each of your nations, together with willing partner nations, to do as much as possible to feed, care for and protect Sudanese civilians under attack by their government. In addition, any pressure your nation can put upon the Sudanese government to end these atrocities would be very effective.
Act for Sudan also respectfully requests that each of Your Excellencies (individually or as a group) make a public statement calling for the UN Security Council to strengthen UNAMID and extend its mandate to protect civilians, along with the other actions listed below. Current conditions in Darfur are even worse today than when UNAMID was first authorized. A decision not to extend the mandate is an abandonment of Darfuri civilians by the international community and effectively grants the Sudan government license to implement what it has called “the final solution.”
At the meeting Ms. Salih made the following critically important requests of the UN Security Council to prevent continued genocide and atrocities from being committed against Sudanese civilians:
Again, we thank you and hope that you will act with urgency to protect and save the Sudanese people.
Co-Founder, Act for Sudan
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