Thursday, November 19, 2009

On November 19

On this day in ...
... 2004, at a special meeting of the U.N. Security Council held in Nairobi, Kenya -- only the 4th meeting of the Council outside New York since 1952 -- government officials and rebels from Sudan signed a pact aiming at ending the country's 21-year-old civil war. Signed was a memorandum of understanding by which the two sides "declare their commitment to expeditiously complete negotiation - on ceasefire agreement and implementation modalities so as to conclude and sign the comprehensive peace agreement no later than 31 December 2004." The CPA would be signed on January 5, 2005.

(Prior November 19 posts are here and here.)

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