Insights: Africa

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    Central African Republic: Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (19 October), the Security Council will meet for a briefing, followed by consultations, on the Secretary-General’s latest report (S/2020/994) on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Special Representative for the Central African...

    posted on FRI 16 OCT 2020
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    Mali: Presidential Statement on Political Transition

    Tomorrow (15 October), the Security Council will adopt a presidential statement that welcomes the new transitional arrangements in Mali following the 18 August coup d’état, and outlines expectations of the way forward. France, as the penholder on Mali, circulated a...

    posted on WED 14 OCT 2020
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    Mali: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (8 October), the Security Council will hear a briefing from Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). This is foreseen as the first formal meeting in the Council...

    posted on WED 7 OCT 2020
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    Libya: Adoption of a Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (2 October), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the authorisation for member states, acting nationally or through regional organisations, to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya that they have...

    posted on THU 1 OCT 2020
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    Annual Meetings with the AU Peace and Security Council

    Members of the UN Security Council will hold an informal joint seminar on Tuesday (29 September), followed by a joint consultative meeting the next day (30 September), with members of the AU Peace and Security Council. The consultative meetings have...

    posted on MON 28 SEP 2020
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    Sudan: Briefing on UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan and the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur

    Tomorrow (25 September), the Council is scheduled to have an in-person briefing on Sudan in the ECOSOC chamber. The briefing will be followed by closed consultations. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) Rosemary DiCarlo and Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations...

    posted on THU 24 SEP 2020
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    Libya Sanctions: Discussion under “Any Other Business”

    Tomorrow (25 September), following consultations on the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), members of the Security Council are expected to discuss the question of whether the interim reports of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1970 Libya...

    posted on THU 24 SEP 2020
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    South Sudan: Open and Closed VTCs

    On Wednesday (16 September), there will be an open VTC, followed by a closed VTC, on South Sudan. Special Representative and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) David Shearer, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, and a...

    posted on TUE 15 SEP 2020
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    Libya: Council to Renew UNSMIL Mandate

    Tomorrow (15 September), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution in person renewing the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for another year until 15 September 2021. It seems that the UK, the penholder...

    posted on MON 14 SEP 2020
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    Libya: Open and Closed VTC on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

    Tomorrow morning (2 September), Security Council members are scheduled to hold an open videoconference (VTC), followed by a closed VTC, on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Libya sanctions. The Acting Special Representative and head of UNSMIL,...

    posted on TUE 1 SEP 2020
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    UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Mandate Renewal

    Today (28 August), the Security Council president (Indonesia) is expected to announce the results of the written voting procedure on a draft resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The draft has gone through...

    posted on FRI 28 AUG 2020
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    Mali: Renewal of Sanctions Regime*

    This evening (27 August) the Security Council started a written voting procedure on a draft resolution that will extend the Mali sanctions measures—an asset freeze and travel ban—until 31 August 2021, and the mandate of the Mali Panel of Experts...

    posted on THU 27 AUG 2020
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    Briefing and Consultations on the Situation in Somalia

    Tomorrow (20 August) Security Council members will discuss the situation in Somalia, meeting in person in the ECOSOC chamber. Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) James Swan and AU Special Representative Francisco Madeira are...

    posted on WED 19 AUG 2020
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    Security Council Closed Videoconference on Mali

    This afternoon (19 August), Security Council members will hold a closed videoconference (VTC) on Mali after soldiers arrested President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and other government officials yesterday (18 August). Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to brief. France,...

    posted on WED 19 AUG 2020
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    Security Council Members to Discuss Sudan (Darfur) under “Any Other Business”

    Tomorrow (11 August) Security Council members will discuss the situation in Sudan (Darfur) under “other matters” (also known as “any other business”) at the request of the UK and Germany, the co-penholders on Darfur. A Secretariat official is expected to...

    posted on MON 10 AUG 2020