United Nations Security Council Resolution 1978
Adopted by the Security Council at its 6522nd meeting, on 27 April 2011
The Security Council,
Recalling all its previous resolutions and statements concerning the situation in Sudan,
Considering the results of the referendum of Southern Sudan, announced on 7 February 2011 by the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission, and considering the request by the Government of Southern Sudan for a continued United Nations presence in South Sudan,
Determining that the situation in the region continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security,
1. Decides to extend until 9 July 2011 the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) as set out in resolution 1590 (2005);
2. Announces its intent to establish a mission to succeed UNMIS;
3. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to consult with the CPA parties in this regard and submit a report by 16 May;
4. Authorizes UNMIS to utilize its assets to prepare for the establishment of the above-mentioned successor mission;
5. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.
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