United Nations Security Council Resolution 1574

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1574, adopted unanimously at a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, on 19 November 2004, after recalling resolutions 1547 (2004), 1556 (2004) and 1564 (2004), the council welcomed political efforts to resolve the conflicts in Sudan and reiterated its readiness to establish a mission to support the implementation of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 1574
Sudan Port Sudan Harbor USAID2.jpg
Humanitarian aid being delivered to Sudan
Date19 November 2004
Meeting no.5,082
CodeS/RES/1574 (Document)
SubjectThe situation concerning Sudan
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The resolution was adopted at the security council's first meeting in 14 years to be held outside its New York City headquarters; it was the fourth meeting held outside headquarters since 1952.[2]



In the preamble of the resolution, the security council recalled that on 5 June 2004, the parties to the Sudan conflict signed a declaration agreeing to six protocols signed between the Sudanese government and Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M). The parties were urged to conclude a peace agreement as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, the council was concerned about the growing insecurity and violence in Darfur, violations of human rights and of the ceasefire. The government and rebel groups party to the conflict in the region were called upon to respect human rights, while it was emphasised that the Sudanese government was responsible for protecting its people.


Both the Sudanese government and the SPLA/M were encouraged to make further efforts towards a conclusive peace agreement, following which a peacekeeping operation would be established to monitor and support its implementation. At the same time, the mandate of the United Nations Advance Mission in Sudan (UNAMIS) was extended for three months until 10 March 2005 and its preparatory work was praised by the council. The delivery of humanitarian aid was called for to the region.[3]

The resolution further demanded that the government, rebel forces and all armed groups immediately end all violence and attacks and facilitate the safety of humanitarian staff in Darfur.[4] It endorsed the decision of the African Union to expand its Darfur mission to 3,320 personnel.[5]

Attached in the annex of the Resolution 1574 was a declaration on the conclusion of negotiations led by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Security Council Nairobi meeting welcomes end of year peace pledge by parties to Sudan conflict". United Nations. 19 November 2004.
  2. ^ "UN security council unanimously adopts resolution". People's Daily. 19 November 2004.
  3. ^ Varner, Bill; Bianchi, Federica (19 November 2004). "Sudan Aid Approved by UN Council After Peace Accord". Bloomberg L.P. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  4. ^ Daly, M. W.; Hampson, Fen Osler; Aall, Pamela R. (2010). Darfur's Sorrow: The Forgotten History of a Humanitarian Disaster. Cambridge University Press. p. 297. ISBN 978-0-521-13187-2.
  5. ^ Crocker, Chester A. (2007). Leashing the dogs of war: conflict management in a divided world. US Institute of Peace Press. p. 287. ISBN 978-1-929223-97-8.

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