International Peace Cooperation Assignment in Sudan


Republic of the Sudan


Japan-Sudan Relations (go to the site of the Minstry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)Open new window

In 1983, Sudan witnessed armed conflict between the Sudanese government in the north, which sought a nation based on Arab nationalism, and anti-government forces led by Christians in the south. This armed conflict was to last for more than two decades. Thanks to mediation efforts by East African countries, the United States and others, the conflict was finally brought to an end with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement ( CPA ) in January 2005.

In March 2005 the United Nations established the United Nations Mission in Sudan ( UNMIS ) on the basis of Security Council Resolution 1590. Its mandate was to support the implementation of the CPA , and to facilitate and coordinate the repatriation of refugees and internally displaced persons ( IDP s). UNMIS ceased operation in July, 2011.

On October 3, 2008, based on the International Peace Cooperation Law, the Japanese Cabinet approved the decision to carry out international peace cooperation activities in Sudan, thus allowing Japan to proactively provide personnel to help stabilize the situation in Sudan.

Staff Officers


Departure for Sudan

Japan dispatched two officers to the UNMIS headquarters: (i) an officer in the Logistics Planning Office, Force Headquarters, in charge of liaison within the UNMIS concerning logistics needs for military components, (ii) an officer/database manager in the Joint Mission Analysis Cell under the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, in charge of database management.
On-Site Reports from Our Peacekeepers: Masahide Kimura's Report from Sudan (October 2011)
On-Site Reports from Our Peacekeepers: Ko Kusaka's Report from Sudan (Octber 2011)