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For the first time, the UN Security Council passed four resolutions by voting by email. Four resolutions on North Korea Somaliathat the Sudanese region of Darfur and more generally on the UN peacekeeping missions had been unanimously approved in this way, said a diplomat at the UN headquarters in New York.

The 15 members therefore voted unanimously for the Unamid peace mission in the Sudanese crisis region Darfur to continue until the end of May and to maintain the UN mission in Somalia until the end of June. The mandate for an expert committee to monitor sanctions against North Korea was also extended until April 30, 2021. In the fourth resolution, the most influential UN body reaffirmed the importance of continuing to support global blue helmet missions. The Unamid mission in Darfur is to be replaced by a new UN mission in Sudan. The primary purpose of this is to support the transition of the East African state to democracy.

The last regular Security Council meeting at the UN headquarters in new York was on March 12, when the mandate of the peace mission in South Sudan was also extended. Because of the spread of the coronavirus, the panel of
United Nations no physical for more than two weeks
Held meetings of its members. Since then, there has only been
Meetings via video conference, but not the character more formal
 Had security council meetings. Russia refuses, official
To hold board meetings via video.

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