Insights: Africa

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    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Kinshasa with President Kabila, Government Officials, Political Parties, and Civil Society Organizations

    Today (Saturday, 6 October) was an extremely busy day for Council members, with a series of meetings with senior government officials, opposition and pro-government political parties, and civil society organizations. Meetings with Government Officials The back-to-back meetings culminated at the...

    posted on SAT 6 OCT 2018
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    Security Council Visiting Mission to the DRC

    The Security Council leaves today on a visiting mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that will run from Friday (5 October) through Sunday (7 October). This will be the Council’s 14th visit to the DRC. The most...

    posted on THU 4 OCT 2018
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    South Sudan Briefing

    Tomorrow (18 September), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in South Sudan from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Nicholas Haysom and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development...

    posted on MON 17 SEP 2018
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    UN Support Mission in Libya Mandate Renewal

    Today (13 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for another year until 15 September 2019. The first draft was circulated by the UK, the penholder...

    posted on THU 13 SEP 2018
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    Guinea-Bissau Briefing

    Tomorrow (30 August), the Security Council will have a briefing on Guinea-Bissau. The briefers will be the Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), José Viegas Filho; Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba (Equatorial Guinea), chair...

    posted on WED 29 AUG 2018
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    Mali Sanctions Regime Renewal

    Tomorrow (30 August), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the sanctions regime on Mali established by resolution 2374 last year and the mandate of the Panel of Experts. The sanctions measures would target individuals and entities...

    posted on WED 29 AUG 2018
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    DRC Briefing on the Electoral Process

    On Monday (27 August), the Security Council will be briefed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) via video-teleconference by Special Representative and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) Leila Zerrougui; President of the...

    posted on FRI 24 AUG 2018
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    UN Regional Office for Central Africa: Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (10 August), the Council is set to adopt a presidential statement on the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), welcoming the renewal of its mandate for another three years, from 1 September to 31 August 2021. The backdrop...

    posted on THU 9 AUG 2018
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    South Sudan Consultations

    Tomorrow (10 August), Security Council members will hold consultations on South Sudan, focusing on the link between conflict and hunger as well as recent developments in the peace process. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and Special Envoy for Sudan...

    posted on THU 9 AUG 2018
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    West Africa and the Sahel Presidential Statement

    The Security Council is ready to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel. Côte d’Ivoire, in cooperation with Sweden, shared the draft with Council members on 30 July. Members held one meeting on the text the following...

    posted on TUE 7 AUG 2018
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    Western Sahara Consultations

    On 8 August, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy to Western Sahara, Horst Köhler, is expected to brief Security Council members in closed consultations. No Council product appears planned, with the exception of possible press elements. In resolution 2414 this past April,...

    posted on TUE 7 AUG 2018
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    Somalia: AMISOM Reauthorisation and Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Committee Briefing

    On Monday (30 July), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution reauthorising the deployment of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2019. According to the resolution, the troop level will be reduced to 20,626 by...

    posted on FRI 27 JUL 2018
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    Annual Meeting with Members of the AU Peace and Security Council

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 July), members of the Security Council and members of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) will hold their 12th joint annual consultative meeting. Members of both bodies will hold informal consultations tomorrow morning ahead of the...

    posted on WED 18 JUL 2018
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    UN-AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (13 July), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN-AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2019. This follows the 29 June adoption of resolution 2425, a technical rollover of...

    posted on THU 12 JUL 2018
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    South Sudan: Vote on Sanctions Resolution*

    Tomorrow (13 July), the Security Council will vote on a draft resolution that would renew the South Sudan Sanctions regime until 31 May 2019 and the Sanctions Committee’s Panel of Experts until 1 July 2019. The draft also calls for...

    posted on THU 12 JUL 2018