Insights: Africa

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    Council Adopts Resolution on the Berlin Conference on Libya

    Yesterday afternoon (12 February), the Security Council adopted a resolution endorsing the conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya (S/RES/2510). The resolution was adopted with 14 votes in favour and one abstention (Russia). Background Libya’s capital, Tripoli, has been the...

    posted on THU 13 FEB 2020
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    UNOWAS Mandate Renewal and Presidential Statement on West Africa and the Sahel

    This afternoon (11 February), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel, proposed by co-penholders Belgium and Niger. Meanwhile, the Council recently renewed the mandate of the UN Office for West Africa and...

    posted on TUE 11 FEB 2020
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    Central African Republic Sanctions Regime Mandate Renewal

    Today (31 January), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the Central African Republic (CAR) sanctions regime until 31 July 2020 and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the CAR Sanctions Committee until 31 August...

    posted on FRI 31 JAN 2020
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    Libya: Briefing and Consultations on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

    Tomorrow (29 January), the Security Council is expected to hold the bimonthly briefing and consultations on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Libya sanctions. Special Representative and head of UNSMIL Ghassan Salamé is expected to brief via...

    posted on TUE 28 JAN 2020
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    Mali: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (15 January), the Security Council will have a briefing, followed by consultations, on Mali. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre LaCroix will present the Secretary-General’s quarterly report on Mali and the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)...

    posted on TUE 14 JAN 2020
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    Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Role of the Region in the Stabilisation of eastern DRC

    Tomorrow (14 January), the Security Council is expected to hold an informal interactive dialogue to explore and discuss the broader Great Lakes region and its role in contributing to security in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The meeting...

    posted on MON 13 JAN 2020
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    West Africa and the Sahel: Briefing and Consultations

    On 8 January, the Security Council is expected to have its bi-annual briefing on West Africa and the Sahel with Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel...

    posted on TUE 7 JAN 2020
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo: UN Mission Mandate Renewal

    Today (19 December), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) before it expires on 20 December. Council members had the first...

    posted on THU 19 DEC 2019
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    West Africa and the Sahel: Briefing on Intercommunal Violence and Terrorism

    On Monday (16 December), the Security Council will hold a briefing on intercommunal violence and terrorism in West Africa. Briefings are expected by Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Mohamed Ibn...

    posted on FRI 13 DEC 2019
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    Peace and Security in Africa: Adoption of a Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (12 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a presidential statement on youth, peace and security. The adoption follows a 2 October debate under the agenda item “Peace and Security in Africa” (S/PV.8629). Entitled “Mobilising the Youth towards...

    posted on WED 11 DEC 2019
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Discussion under “Any Other Business”

    Tomorrow (6 December), Security Council members are expected to hold a meeting under “any other business” at the request of the UN Secretariat to discuss the recent insecurity in eastern DRC. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to...

    posted on THU 5 DEC 2019
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    Somalia Anti-Piracy Resolution

    Tomorrow (4 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the authorisation for Somalia anti-piracy measures, which expire on 6 December. As penholder, the US drafted the resolution, which renews the measures with no major changes. The...

    posted on TUE 3 DEC 2019
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    Informal Interactive Dialogue on UNOWAS Strategic Review

    On 27 November, Security Council members will hold an informal interactive dialogue to discuss the independent strategic review of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS). The briefers are Abdoulaye Bathily, who led the review and is...

    posted on TUE 26 NOV 2019
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    Briefing on the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force

    On 20 November, the Security Council will hold a briefing on the Joint Force of the Group of Five for the Sahel (FC-G5S), which Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger (G5 Sahel) established in 2017 to combat terrorist and criminal...

    posted on TUE 19 NOV 2019
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    Somalia Sanctions Renewal

    Tomorrow (15 November), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution on the Somalia sanctions regime, renewing for one year the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somali security forces, the authorisation for maritime interdiction to enforce the...

    posted on THU 14 NOV 2019