Insights: Boko Haram

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    West Africa and the Sahel: Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (30 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel region, expressing support for the work of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) in conflict prevention, mediation...

    posted on MON 29 JAN 2018
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    Resolution on the Lake Chad Basin

    The Council is about to adopt a resolution on the Lake Chad Basin, where the terrorist group Boko Haram continues an insurgency that has resulted in one of the world’s greatest humanitarian crises. The draft resolution follows Council members’ visiting...

    posted on FRI 31 MAR 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Visit to Maiduguri in Northeast Nigeria

    On Sunday, following its meetings in Niamey, Niger, the Council delegation flew to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, Nigeria. Among the highlights during their half-day in Maiduguri were a visit to an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp, and a...

    posted on SUN 5 MAR 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Council Members Vist Niger

    On Saturday evening (4 March), soon after arriving in Niamey, Niger, the Council delegation met with President Mahamadou Issoufou and government ministers at the Presidential Palace. On Sunday morning, members met with the UN country and humanitarian teams, diplomatic corps...

    posted on SUN 5 MAR 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Security Council Members Visit Chad

    Today (4 March), Security Council members continued the Chad leg of their visiting mission of the Lake Chad Basin with meetings in N’Djamena. While members came primarily to assess the crisis in the region, and the challenges facing Chad, caused...

    posted on SAT 4 MAR 2017
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    Political and Humanitarian Briefing on the Lake Chad basin

    Tomorrow (27 July), Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and OCHA Head Stephen O’Brien are expected to brief the Security Council on the humanitarian, protection and security situation in the Lake Chad basin. The UK requested the session on...

    posted on TUE 26 JUL 2016
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    Presidential Statement on Boko Haram ahead of Abuja Regional Security Summit

    Today (13 May), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on Boko Haram, ahead of tomorrow’s Regional Security Summit in Abuja. The US, in coordination with Senegal, circulated a draft text Wednesday afternoon, seeking comments by Thursday...

    posted on FRI 13 MAY 2016
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    Security Council Presidential Statement on Boko Haram

    The Council will adopt this morning (28 July), a presidential statement on Boko Haram, also taking note of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) being created to combat the group. Chad circulated a draft on the evening of 22 July....

    posted on TUE 28 JUL 2015
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    Briefing and Consultations on Boko Haram

    On Monday (30 March), the Council will have a briefing followed by consultations on Boko Haram, covering the impact of the group on the security, political and humanitarian situations in Nigeria and the region. Special Representative Mohammed Ibn Chambas of...

    posted on FRI 27 MAR 2015
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    Listing Boko Haram in the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee

    This afternoon, the 1267/1989 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee may add Boko Haram to its sanctions list, following a request by Nigeria for the group to be listed. In its 19 May letter to the Committee chair, Ambassador Gary Quinlan (Australia), Nigeria...

    posted on THU 22 MAY 2014
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    Security Council press statement on Boko Haram

    Council members are about to issue a press statement on recent attacks in Nigeria by Boko Haram. Nigeria circulated a draft text yesterday afternoon, which was put under silence until 4 pm. Several proposals were made, and Nigeria circulated a...

    posted on FRI 9 MAY 2014