Insights: Africa

  1. Insights

    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
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    Central African Republic: Sanctions Regime Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (28 July), the Security Council plans to hold in-person meetings in the ECOSOC chamber in order to, among other things, adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the Central Africa Republic (CAR) sanctions regime until 31 July 2021 and...

    posted on MON 27 JUL 2020
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    Presidential Statement on West Africa and the Sahel

    On Tuesday (28 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel. Co-penholders Belgium and Niger circulated the draft statement about two weeks ago following Council members’ 9 July videoconference with Special...

    posted on MON 27 JUL 2020
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    Security Council Videoconference on Mali Socio-Political Crisis

    On Monday afternoon (27 July), Security Council members will hold a closed videoconference (VTC) on the ongoing political and civil unrest in Mali. Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) Mahamat Saleh Annadif is...

    posted on FRI 24 JUL 2020
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    Arria-formula meeting on illegal exploitation of natural resources in the Great Lakes Region

    Tomorrow (15 July) Council members will participate in an Arria-formula meeting entitled “the illegal exploitation of natural resources in the Great Lakes Region: how to translate the ongoing positive regional momentum into new options for conflict prevention, management and reform”....

    posted on TUE 14 JUL 2020
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    Meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and Regional Relations

    Today (29 June) Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) under the agenda item “Peace and security in Africa” to discuss an ongoing disagreement involving Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The meeting...

    posted on MON 29 JUN 2020
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    Mali: MINUSMA Mandate Renewal

    On Monday (29 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2021. As penholder on Mali, France circulated a first draft of...

    posted on FRI 26 JUN 2020
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Security Council Developments

    Tomorrow (25 June) Security Council members will have an active day on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). After the provisional 24-hour voting period, the Council will adopt a resolution in the afternoon renewing the measures under the 1533...

    posted on WED 24 JUN 2020