Insights: Africa

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    UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (12 September), the Security Council is set to adopt a presidential statement on the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) that expresses support for the work of UNOCA and notes the recommendations of the recent strategic review regarding...

    posted on WED 11 SEP 2019
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    Council to Renew UNSMIL Mandate

    Tomorrow morning (12 September), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), which is set to expire on 15 September. The situation in Libya Libya’s capital, Tripoli,...

    posted on WED 11 SEP 2019
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    Guinea-Bissau: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (10 September), the Security Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on Guinea-Bissau. Assistant Secretary-General for Africa Bintou Keita and the chair of the Peacebuilding Commission’s Guinea-Bissau configuration, Ambassador Mauro Vieira (Brazil), are expected to brief. The session...

    posted on MON 9 SEP 2019
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    Mali Sanctions Regime Renewal

    Tomorrow (29 August), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the sanctions regime on Mali and the mandate of the Panel of Experts. The sanctions measures (travel ban and asset freeze) target individuals and entities engaged in...

    posted on WED 28 AUG 2019
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    UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur: Briefing

    On Monday (26 August), Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to brief (via video-teleconference) on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The briefing is in accordance with resolution 2479 of 27 June, which decided on a technical rollover of...

    posted on FRI 23 AUG 2019
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    West Africa and the Sahel Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (7 August), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel. Côte d’Ivoire and Belgium, as the penholders, circulated the draft statement following the 24 July briefing by the Special Representative and...

    posted on TUE 6 AUG 2019
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    Council Adopts Presidential Statement on Ebola

    On Friday (2 August), the Security Council adopted a presidential statement on the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The adoption of the statement took place amidst ongoing efforts to stem the spread of the...

    posted on MON 5 AUG 2019
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    Libya: Briefing and Consultations on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

    On Monday (29 July), the Security Council is scheduled to hold its bimonthly meeting on the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Libya sanctions. Special Representative and head of UNSMIL Ghassan Salamé is expected to brief via video teleconference...

    posted on FRI 26 JUL 2019
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    West Africa and the Sahel: Briefing and Consultations

    On Wednesday afternoon (24 July), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual briefing on West Africa and the Sahel. Mohammad Ibn Chambas, Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), is expected to...

    posted on TUE 23 JUL 2019
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    Mali: Renewal of MINUSMA’s Mandate

    Tomorrow (28 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for a year. The first draft was circulated by France, the penholder on Mali, early...

    posted on THU 27 JUN 2019
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    UN-AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (27 June), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN-AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 31 October. The initial draft was circulated by the UK and Germany, the penholders on Darfur,...

    posted on WED 26 JUN 2019
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    UN Mission in South Sudan: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (25 June), Special Representative for South Sudan and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) David Shearer will brief the Security Council on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on the situation in South Sudan (S/2019/491). Assistant Secretary-General for Human...

    posted on MON 24 JUN 2019
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    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (14 June), Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is scheduled to brief the Security Council on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the special report of the Chairperson of the AU Commission and the UN Secretary-General on...

    posted on THU 13 JUN 2019
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    Burundi Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (14 June), Assistant-Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support Oscar Fernandez-Taranco will brief the Council on the situation in Burundi. AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Smaїl Chergui (via video-teleconference) and Ambassador Jürg Lauber (Switzerland), the chair of the Burundi configuration of...

    posted on THU 13 JUN 2019
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    AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Reauthorisation

    Tomorrow (31 May), the Council is set to reauthorise the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for another year, until 31 May 2020. Although AMISOM’s mandate remains wholly unchanged, the main issue of contention among Council members during the negotiations concerned...

    posted on THU 30 MAY 2019