Expressing support for the UN – AU Mission in Darfur and calls upon UN and the international community to contribute resources necessary for success.

Purpose: This resolution:

  • Condemns the recent attack on UNAMID peacekeepers;
  • Calls on the Government of Sudan to ensure those responsible for the attack are brought to justice;
  • Deplores the efforts of the regime in Khartoum to manipulate and obstruct the deployment of a credible peacekeeping force;
  • Urges members of the international community, including the United States, that posses the capability to provide the tactical and utility helicopters needed for the United Nations and African Union peacekeeping mission;
  • Urges the President to personally intervene by contacting other heads of government and asking them to contribute the aircraft and crews for the Darfur mission; and
  • Urges the Department of State to organize a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council, the Friends of UNAMID working group, and the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations to resolve outstanding force resource and equipment issues

Status: Approved by voice vote in the House on July 30, 2008.

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