Multilateral effforts not unilateralism in Sudan: Khan

31 May 2007 at 6:49 pm | Posted in Dafur, Irene Khan, News, Sydney Peace Prize, United Nations | Leave a comment

Amnesty International Secretary General has urged the international community to pressure Sudan into accepting a multinational UN peacekeeping force in the Dafur region.

Speaking to reporters in Cairo, Ms Khan said: “The support of the entire international community is needed to have an impact on the Sudanese government…there needs to be international mobilization rather than unilateral action at this stage.”

Ms Khan was in Egypt to meet with the Arab League. “It’s not just a question of finding a political solution among the different groups, but making sure that there is justice for those people who have suffered,” the International Herald Tribune quoted Ms Khan as saying.

The 2006 Sydney Peace Prize recipient’s comments came after US President George Bush ordered new economic sanctions on Sudan.

“Any decision of how to progress on the Sudanese situation has to be one that is a multilateral process, because it has to have the support of the entire international community to have … an impact on the Sudanese government,” the International Herald Tribune quoted

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