Today, in a UN Security Council briefing, the Special Representative to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Volker Perthes, said that the Sudanese had a limited time to reach a political solution out of their current crisis.
The head of the UN mission in Sudan UNITAMS added that the general situation in Sudan remains precarious, with political, social, and economic stability in Sudan at stake.
Perthes noted that since the establishment of a “tripartite mechanism” to facilitate All-Sudanese dialogues, “I and the envoys of the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have stated that such talks will only succeed in a conducive environment.”
“We also said that it is up to the Sudanese, especially the authorities, to create this environment. The violence against protesters by the security forces has generally declined, although, unfortunately, violations do continue to occur,” he continued.
Perthes said that about 110 people were still being held up in detention facilities in Khartoum, Port Sudan, and other places.
He stressed that it was “time to end all acts of violence,” pointing out that UNITAMS urged the authorities to communicate with the public to make it clear that they support dialogue as the only mean towards reaching a political solution.