Insights: Africa

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    Libya: Closed VTC on the EU Operation “Irini” in the Mediterranean

    Tomorrow (8 April), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a closed VTC on Libya. The focus of the meeting will be the new EU military operation in the Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED IRINI), which was launched on 1 April as...

    posted on TUE 7 APR 2020
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    Mali: Informal Meeting on MINUSMA via Videoconferencing

    Tomorrow morning (7 April), Security Council members will convene an informal open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC meeting, on the situation in Mali and the activities of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Special...

    posted on MON 6 APR 2020
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    UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID): Vote on Draft Resolution

    On Monday (30 March), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) that will maintain the mission’s current troop and police ceilings until 31 May. Under normal circumstances this draft would...

    posted on FRI 27 MAR 2020
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    UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Mandate Renewal

    On Monday (30 March), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which expires on 31 March. Due to the impact of COVID-19, and with members unable to agree on video-conferencing...

    posted on FRI 27 MAR 2020
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    Libya: Informal Meeting on UNSMIL via Videoconferencing

    Tomorrow morning (26 March), Security Council members will convene an informal videoconferencing meeting on the situation in Libya and the activities of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Acting Special Representative and head of UNSMIL Stephanie Williams is...

    posted on WED 25 MAR 2020
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    UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) Informal Meeting via Videoconferencing

    On Tuesday (24 March), Security Council members will convene an informal videoconferencing meeting on the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is...

    posted on MON 23 MAR 2020
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    UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (12 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 WED 11 MAR 2020
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    Guinea-Bissau: Consultations on the deteriorating post-electoral situation

    Today (4 March), Security Council members are going to discuss the deteriorating situation in Guinea-Bissau in consultations under “any other business” with Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau Rosine Sori-Coulibaly. Niger requested the session,...

    posted on WED 4 MAR 2020
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    Libya: Consultations on the Follow-Up to the Berlin Conference

    This afternoon (26 February), Security Council members are scheduled to meet in consultations on Libya. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Special Representative and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salamé are expected to brief....

    posted on WED 26 FEB 2020
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    Central African Republic Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (20 February), the Security Council will meet for a briefing and consultations on the latest Secretary-General’s report on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Special Representative for the Central African Republic (CAR) and...

    posted on WED 19 FEB 2020
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    Council Adopts Resolution on the Berlin Conference on Libya

    Yesterday afternoon (12 February), the Security Council adopted a resolution endorsing the conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya (S/RES/2510). The resolution was adopted with 14 votes in favour and one abstention (Russia). Background Libya’s capital, Tripoli, has been the...

    posted on THU 13 FEB 2020
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    UNOWAS Mandate Renewal and Presidential Statement on West Africa and the Sahel

    This afternoon (11 February), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel, proposed by co-penholders Belgium and Niger. Meanwhile, the Council recently renewed the mandate of the UN Office for West Africa and...

    posted on TUE 11 FEB 2020
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    Central African Republic Sanctions Regime Mandate Renewal

    Today (31 January), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the Central African Republic (CAR) sanctions regime until 31 July 2020 and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the CAR Sanctions Committee until 31 August...

    posted on FRI 31 JAN 2020
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    Libya: Briefing and Consultations on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

    Tomorrow (29 January), the Security Council is expected to hold the bimonthly briefing and consultations on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Libya sanctions. Special Representative and head of UNSMIL Ghassan Salamé is expected to brief via...

    posted on TUE 28 JAN 2020
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    Mali: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (15 January), the Security Council will have a briefing, followed by consultations, on Mali. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre LaCroix will present the Secretary-General’s quarterly report on Mali and the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)...

    posted on TUE 14 JAN 2020