Insights: Africa

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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    Council members are expected to have their first discussion at expert level on a draft resolution on Côte d’Ivoire on Monday, 28 March. The draft text resolution was circulated by Nigeria and France today during the Council’s informal consultations on...

    posted on FRI 25 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    Tomorrow (Friday, 25 March) the Council will be briefed by DPKO on the situation in Côte d’Ivoire. Ambassador Yossoufou Bamba, the Ouattara government’s representative to the U.N. will also be present. (A DPKO briefing note circulated to Council members on...

    posted on THU 24 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    Council members will be briefed by the Secretary-General at tomorrow at 3 pm on compliance by member states on the enforcement of the ban on flights over Libya imposed by resolution 1973. This resolution asked for the Secretary-General to report...

    posted on WED 23 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Kenya and ICC

    On Friday, 18 March Council members held an interactive dialogue with the permanent representative of Kenya to discuss the ICC proceedings against six Kenyans. (This interactive dialogue had been postponed from Wednesday, 16 March to Friday morning because of the...

    posted on TUE 22 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    The Council will have closed consultations on Libya this afternoon. Council members may be given an update by the UK, France and the US on the enforcement action that took place over the week-end. On 19 March, the Libyan regime...

    posted on MON 21 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Sudan

    The Council will have a closed meeting this afternoon on Sudan. A representative from the South Sudan government and the Sudanese permanent representative to the UN will be invited to participate. Atul Khare, the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, will...

    posted on MON 21 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Somalia Piracy

    Russia’s draft Somalia piracy resolution is still being negotiated among P5 members and has yet to be circulated to the wider Council membership. However, having had bilateral consultations with Russia, the elected members appear to be content to let the...

    posted on FRI 18 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    The Security Council will vote at 6 pm today (Thursday, 16 March) on a resolution which imposes a no-fly zone, strengthens the sanctions regime set up by resolution 1970, calls for the protection of civilians and civilian populations and authorises...

    posted on THU 17 MAR 2011
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    Insights on the DRC Sanctions Committee

    The final member of the Panel of Experts of the DRC Sanctions Committee may soon be appointed. There has been some difficulty filling the position of the financial expert due to objections from some Council members to the original candidate....

    posted on THU 17 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    Libya is on the Council’s agenda again today. Council members began meeting at the expert level for a technical discussion on the draft resolution at 9 am. Council members will convene at 11 am at the permanent representative level for...

    posted on THU 17 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    Council members are meeting this morning to discuss a draft resolution on Libya circulated yesterday during informal consultations by Lebanon. The UK and France who had co-authored the resolution with Lebanon also spoke on the contents of the resolution. Council...

    posted on WED 16 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Somalia Piracy

    There has been some movement on the Somalia piracy resolution. It appears that Russia has now had bilateral consultations with all Council members and a draft could be circulated this week. A number of areas still need to be resolved...

    posted on TUE 15 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Kenya and the ICC

    Council members will have an interactive dialogue tomorrow (Wednesday, 16 March) afternoon with representatives from Kenya and the AU. Kenya is expected to request the Council to defer the proceedings for a year. (Article 16 of the Rome Statute allows...

    posted on TUE 15 MAR 2011
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    Insights on the Somalia Sanctions Committee

    Several issues related to Somalia sanctions are on the Council’s programme of work this week. Today ( Tuesday, 15 March) Council members will be briefed by India, as the chair of the 751/1907 Sanctions Committee on Eritrea and Somalia. (Resolution...

    posted on TUE 15 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    Security Council members are meeting this morning in informal consultations at Lebanon’s request to discuss Saturday’s Arab League statement calling on the Security Council to impose a no-fly zone. Under-Secretary-General B. Lynn Pascoe is expected to brief on the situation...

    posted on MON 14 MAR 2011