Statement Attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms Gwi-Yeop Son

Together, we have witnessed an inspiring time of peaceful protests that reflected the courage and determination of the Sudanese people including women and children, and together we can witness the realization of freedom, peace and justice.

One year ago, the world witnessed brutal attacks on pro-democracy protesters in Sudan.

On behalf of the United Nations Country Team in Sudan, I reiterate the United Nations Secretary General’s call to the authorities to credibly and independently investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the reported violations of human rights. 

The establishment of the National Independent Investigation Committee by the Transitional Government to investigate allegations of human rights violations committed on 3 June and other related incidents, last September 2019, is a crucial step toward justice and accountability.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with all who were tragically lost, and the families and friends who suffered.

Together, we have witnessed an inspiring time of peaceful protests that reflected the courage and determination of the Sudanese people including women and children, and together we can witness the realization of freedom, peace and justice.

Today, I reiterate the firm commitment of the United Nations to support Sudan’s transition, as it moves toward achieving the long-standing aspirations of its people for peace and democracy.

 

Khartoum, 3 June 2020

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