Insights: Africa

  1. Insights

    Visiting Mission to Mali and Burkina Faso

    This evening (21 March), Security Council members are leaving New York on a visiting mission to Mali and Burkina Faso. There are three main objectives of the visiting mission, which is co-led by Côte d’Ivoire, France and Germany. First, it aims at assessing progress and encouraging further implementation of the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali. Second, it aims at assessing the status of the operationalisation of the joint force of the G5 Sahel (FC-G5S) after a six-month hiatus following a terrorist attack against its headquarters in central Mali in June 2018. Third, it seeks to focus on the degradation of the security situation in Burkina Faso.

    posted on THU 21 MAR 2019
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    Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Middle East and North Africa

    Tomorrow morning (21 March), Security Council members will have an informal interactive dialogue on “Fostering dialogue and cooperation as a response to conflicts and common challenges in the Middle-East and North Africa” to explore ways on how to better take into account...

    posted on WED 20 MAR 2019
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    Informal Interactive Dialogue with the Peacebuilding Commission on the Sahel

    Tomorrow afternoon (20 March), the Security Council is holding an informal interactive dialogue with the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) on the Sahel. Germany, as the informal coordinator between the Council and the PBC, is organising the meeting in preparation for the...

    posted on TUE 19 MAR 2019
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    UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Mandate Renewal*

    Tomorrow (15 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 THU 14 MAR 2019
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    South Sudan: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (8 March), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing from Special Representative and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) David Shearer on the situation in South Sudan. A civil society representative based in South Sudan...

    posted on THU 7 MAR 2019
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    UN Integrated Peacebuilding Operation in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (28 February), the Security Council will adopt a resolution renewing for one year the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Operation in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS). This year’s mandate renewal comes as the Council has been considering a proposal of the...

    posted on WED 27 FEB 2019
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    “Silencing the Guns in Africa” Open Debate

    Tomorrow (27 February) the Security Council will hold a high-level open debate on how the AU and UN can cooperate to end conflict in Africa under the agenda item “Cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organizations: Silencing the...

    posted on TUE 26 FEB 2019
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    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur: Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (25 February), the Security Council will be briefed by Assistant Secretary-General for Africa Bintou Keita on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report (S/2019/44) on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The briefing will be followed by consultations, which may...

    posted on SUN 24 FEB 2019
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    Djibouti/Eritrea Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (21 February), Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo is expected to brief Council members in consultations on Eritrea-Djibouti relations under the agenda item “Peace and Security in Africa”. The briefing is taking place in accordance with...

    posted on WED 20 FEB 2019
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    Central African Republic Briefing

    The Council is expected to hold a briefing tomorrow (21 February) on the Central African Republic. Consultations are scheduled to follow, although they may be cancelled, especially if all members decide to make statements in the open chamber. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga,...

    posted on WED 20 FEB 2019
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    Dispatches from the Field: Council Mission to Guinea-Bissau

    Security Council members visited Guinea-Bissau from 15 to 16 February, following the mission’s first stop in Côte d’Ivoire. The Guinea-Bissau leg was organised as a conflict prevention initiative, just weeks before legislative elections scheduled for 10 March—which were delayed twice...

    posted on SUN 17 FEB 2019
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    Dispatches from the Field: Côte d’Ivoire and Transitions from Peacekeeping to Non-Mission Settings

    Security Council members arrived in Abidjan on Thursday evening (14 February). The next morning (15 February), they held meetings with Foreign Minister Marcel Amon-Tanoh at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan at the presidential...

    posted on SAT 16 FEB 2019
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    Visiting Mission to Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau

    Security Council members leave this evening (13 February) for Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau. Equatorial Guinea, this month’s Council president, and Côte d’Ivoire are co-leading the mission, planned for 14 to 16 February. The highlight of the Ivorian leg will be...

    posted on WED 13 FEB 2019
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    Children and Armed Conflict: Arria-formula Meeting on “Protection of Boys and Girls in Shrinking Humanitarian Space”

    Tomorrow morning (12 February) at 10 am in Conference Room 6 there will be an open Arria-formula meeting on the protection of children affected by armed conflict in contexts where humanitarian space is shrinking, with a specific focus on the...

    posted on MON 11 FEB 2019
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    Sudan Sanctions Regime Renewal

    This afternoon (7 February), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1591 Sudan Sanctions Committee until 12 March 2020. The US, the penholder on Sudan sanctions, circulated a...

    posted on THU 7 FEB 2019