Insights: Africa

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    Resolutions on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the establishment of a follow-on mission

    The Security Council expects to adopt two resolutions related to Sudan. Council members are currently voting according to the written procedures put in place due to COVID-19, and the results will be read out tomorrow (4 June). One resolution extends...

    posted on WED 3 JUN 2020
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    Security Council Vote on South Sudan Sanctions

    Tomorrow (29 May) Security Council president Estonia is expected to announce the voting results on a resolution renewing sanctions on South Sudan until 31 May 2021—including targeted sanctions (assets freezes and travel bans) and an arms embargo—and the mandate of...

    posted on THU 28 MAY 2020
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    African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Reauthorisation

    Tomorrow (29 May) the Security Council is expected to reauthorise the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 28 February 2021.  Under an agreement reached on 27 March (S/2020/253), due to the COVID-19 virus, the Council will vote through written voting...

    posted on THU 28 MAY 2020
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    Libya: Open and Closed VTC on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

    Tomorrow morning (19 May), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open VTC and a closed VTC on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Libya sanctions. The Acting Special Representative and head of UNSMIL, Stephanie Williams,...

    posted on MON 18 MAY 2020
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    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and Sudan/South Sudan: Open and Closed VTC Meeting

    Tomorrow (28 April), there will be an open VTC, followed by a closed VTC, on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and Sudan/South Sudan. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to brief on the Secretary-General’s most recent report...

    posted on MON 27 APR 2020
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    UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID): Open and Closed VTC Meeting

    Tomorrow (24 April), Security Council members will hold an open VTC, followed by a closed VTC, on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo and Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix are...

    posted on THU 23 APR 2020
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    Great Lakes Region: Open and Closed VTC Meetings

    Tomorrow (22 April), Council members will hold an open VTC, followed by a closed VTC, on the Great Lakes region. The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region, Huang Xia, will brief. The meeting will be held an...

    posted on TUE 21 APR 2020
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    Libya: Closed VTC on the EU Operation “Irini” in the Mediterranean

    Tomorrow (8 April), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a closed VTC on Libya. The focus of the meeting will be the new EU military operation in the Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED IRINI), which was launched on 1 April as...

    posted on TUE 7 APR 2020
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    Mali: Informal Meeting on MINUSMA via Videoconferencing

    Tomorrow morning (7 April), Security Council members will convene an informal open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC meeting, on the situation in Mali and the activities of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Special...

    posted on MON 6 APR 2020
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    UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID): Vote on Draft Resolution

    On Monday (30 March), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) that will maintain the mission’s current troop and police ceilings until 31 May. Under normal circumstances this draft would...

    posted on FRI 27 MAR 2020
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    UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Mandate Renewal

    On Monday (30 March), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which expires on 31 March. Due to the impact of COVID-19, and with members unable to agree on video-conferencing...

    posted on FRI 27 MAR 2020
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    Libya: Informal Meeting on UNSMIL via Videoconferencing

    Tomorrow morning (26 March), Security Council members will convene an informal videoconferencing meeting on the situation in Libya and the activities of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Acting Special Representative and head of UNSMIL Stephanie Williams is...

    posted on WED 25 MAR 2020
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    UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) Informal Meeting via Videoconferencing

    On Tuesday (24 March), Security Council members will convene an informal videoconferencing meeting on the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is...

    posted on MON 23 MAR 2020
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    UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (12 March), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for an additional year. The initial draft was circulated by the US, the penholder on...

    posted on WED 11 MAR 2020
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    Guinea-Bissau: Consultations on the deteriorating post-electoral situation

    Today (4 March), Security Council members are going to discuss the deteriorating situation in Guinea-Bissau in consultations under “any other business” with Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau Rosine Sori-Coulibaly. Niger requested the session,...

    posted on WED 4 MAR 2020