Insights: Africa

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    Insights on the Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention in Africa

    The Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution on Africa will be meeting this Friday (11 March) for the first time since South Africa took over the chairmanship of the Working Group. It is expected to discuss its Programme of...

    posted on THU 10 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Somalia

    Council experts are currently discussing China’s draft presidential statement for the strategic debate on Somalia on 10 March. They had their first meeting on Friday, 4 March and a revised version taking in comments made by members was circulated on...

    posted on TUE 8 MAR 2011
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    Insights on the DRC Sanctions Committee

    Members of the DRC Group of Experts met today with the DRC Sanctions Committee ahead of their deployment to the DRC. Among the issues discussed were sexual violence and implementation of the due dilligence guidelines. On 29 November the Council...

    posted on TUE 8 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Conflict Prevention

    Tomorrow (Tuesday, 8 March), Council members will receive a briefing from the Department of Political Affairs in informal consultations. It seems the focus will be related to North Africa and the Middle East. This briefing is part of what is...

    posted on MON 7 MAR 2011
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    Insights on the Somalia Piracy Resolution

    Yesterday Russia briefed Council members at the expert level on the draft Somalia piracy resolution it has prepared following Jack Lang’s (the Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia) recommendations in his January report. P5 members have...

    posted on FRI 4 MAR 2011
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    Insights on the Libya Sanctions Comittee

    Council members have been working on setting up the sanctions committee on Libya called for in resolution 1970 which was adopted by the Council last Saturday, 26 February. It now looks like Portugal will chair the committee. A Note by...

    posted on FRI 4 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Liberia

    The Council will meet tomorrow morning (Thursday, 4 March) to adopt a short, technical resolution on Liberia formalising the withdrawal of UN Mission in Liberia’s military guard force from the Special Court for Sierra Leone’s premises in Freetown. The resolution,...

    posted on WED 2 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    This morning Council members discussed the possibility of further action on the situation in Libya during informal consultations. Most members have reacted positively to the idea of imposing legal measures on the Libyan regime to deter further violence against civilians....

    posted on THU 24 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    The Council will be briefed in a closed meeting at 3 pm this afternoon by DPA head, B. Lynn Pascoe on the situation in Libya. A briefing is also expected from a representative of the Libyan mission but it was...

    posted on TUE 22 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    Council members met this morning in informal consultations on the possible format for further discussion on the situation in Libya following the violent government crackdown on anti-government demonstrators yesterday. They agreed to have a closed meeting at 3 pm this...

    posted on MON 21 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    The Council appears ready to adopt a resolution extending the temporary deployment of some UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) troops to Abidjan to support the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). On 19 January the Council adopted resolution 1967 which...

    posted on TUE 15 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    The Secretary-General’s special representative in Côte d’Ivoire, Choi Young-jin, is scheduled to brief the Council tomorrow morning. He is expected to update the Council on developments on the ground and on the outcome of the AU summit relating to Côte...

    posted on THU 3 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Somalia Piracy

    Council members are talking about Somalia piracy once more following the release yesterday of Jack Lang’s report to the Secretary-General identifying addtional steps that could be taken to achieve results in prosecuting piracy. In the report Lang makes it clear...

    posted on THU 20 JAN 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    The Council will vote on a resolution on additional troops for Côte d’Ivoire tomorrow. Council members met this morning expecting to vote on this resolution which was put into blue yesterday. Objections by Russia on some of the wording in...

    posted on TUE 18 JAN 2011
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    Insights on Sudan

    Tomorrow the Council will be briefed by Benjamin Mkapa and Haile Menkerios on the referendum in Sudan followed by statements from Council members on the situation. Originally consultations were scheduled following the briefing but with some members wanting to present...

    posted on MON 17 JAN 2011