Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

United Nations to send peacekeepers to Darfur

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the United Nations authorized the deployment of 26,000 troops to Sudan in an effort to quell the unrest in Darfur, The New York Times reported today. Both African Union and U.N. forces would be used in the operation.

The resolution was passed after much debate in the Security Council.

“But we must be clear that if any party blocks progress and the killings continue, I and others will redouble our efforts to impose further sanctions,” said British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in his speech before the General Assembly.. “The message for Darfur is that it is a time for change.”

According to the resolution, troops are set to be deployed no later than October of this year.

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