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Sudan acknowledged the harm caused by explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA) as a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation but did not commit to action against it in an individual statement.


As a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Sudan aligned with World Humanitarian Summit Core Commitments to ‘Uphold the Norms that Safeguard Humanity’ in May 2016, including the commitment “to promote and enhance the protection of civilians and civilian objects, especially in the conduct of hostilities, for instance by working to prevent civilian harm resulting from the use of wide-area explosive weapons in populated areas, and by sparing civilian infrastructure from military use in the conduct of military operations.”[1]

Sudan participated in the Vienna Conference on the Protection of Civilians in Urban Warfare in October 2019,[2] but it did not issue any statement at that meeting, or at any other occasion about the use of EWIPA. 


[1] Agenda for Humanity. ‘Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)’.

[2] INEW (2019). ‘Vienna Conference Marks Turning Point as States Support Negotiation of an International Political Declaration on Explosive Weapons’.

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