23 Aug 2013
Presidential Statement on the reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan S/PRST/2013/14
The UN Security Council issued a Presidential Statement on 23 August which expressed its continued support for the African Union's (AU's) efforts to facilitate Sudan's and South Sudan's implementation of their bilateral agreements and compliance with the requirements of the AU Roadmap and of Resolution 2046. It also called upon for the final status of Abyei to be resolved. The UN Security Council also called upon the government of Sudan and the SPLM-N to cease hostilities, allow humanitarian access to civilians in need and engage in direct talks to end the conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.