Insights: Africa

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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
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    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (14 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2020. An initial draft was circulated to Council members by the US, the...

    posted on WED 13 NOV 2019
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    MINUSCA Mandate Renewal

    On Friday (15 November), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), and the authorisation for French forces in the Central African Republic...

    posted on WED 13 NOV 2019
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    Consultations on the Independent Strategic Review of MONUSCO

    On Wednesday (13 November), Council members are expected to hold consultations to discuss the independent strategic review of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). The meeting was requested by France, the penholder on...

    posted on TUE 12 NOV 2019
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    Guinea-Bissau: Security Council Presidential Statement

    Today (4 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement supporting the response of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to the unfolding political developments in Guinea-Bissau. On 28 October, President José Mário Vaz dismissed...

    posted on MON 4 NOV 2019
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    Horn of Africa: Briefing on UN-AU Joint Solidarity Mission with a focus on Women, Peace and Security

    On Monday (4 November), the Security Council is expected to hear briefings from Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Permanent Observer of the AU to the UN Fatima Kyari Mohammed on a 21-26 October joint UN-AU solidarity mission to the Horn...

    posted on FRI 1 NOV 2019
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    UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID): Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (31 October), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 31 October 2020. The initial draft was circulated by the UK and Germany, the penholders on...

    posted on WED 30 OCT 2019
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    MINURSO Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (30 October), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The current mandate expires 31 October. It seems there could be one or...

    posted on TUE 29 OCT 2019
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    Burundi Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (30 October), the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Michel Kafando, will brief the Security Council on the situation in Burundi and the Secretary-General’s 23 October report on Burundi (S/2019/837), in keeping with quarterly briefings on the issue requested by resolution 2303....

    posted on TUE 29 OCT 2019