Insights: Africa

  1. Insights

    South Sudan Meeting: Open and Closed VTC

    On Tuesday (23 June) the Security Council will hold an open videoconference (VTC), followed by a closed VTC, on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Special Representative and head of UNMISS David Shearer and a South Sudanese civil society...

    posted on MON 22 JUN 2020
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    UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Mandate Renewal

    This afternoon (22 June), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which expires on 30 June, until 31 August. The resolution in blue will be the second technical rollover of...

    posted on MON 22 JUN 2020
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    Security Council Videoconference on the Central African Republic

    On Monday (22 June), Security Council members will convene an open videoconferencing (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on the Secretary-General’s latest report on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The briefers...

    posted on FRI 19 JUN 2020
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    Libya Sanctions: Vote on a Resolution

    Tomorrow afternoon (5 June), the Security Council president (France) is expected to announce the result of the voting on a resolution renewing for twelve months an authorisation first put into effect in resolution 2292 of 14 June 2016. The current...

    posted on THU 4 JUN 2020
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    Security Council Videoconference on the G5 Sahel Joint Force

    Tomorrow (5 June), Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC), followed by a closed VTC, on the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force (FC-G5S). The expected briefers are Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and Minister for...

    posted on THU 4 JUN 2020
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    Resolutions on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the establishment of a follow-on mission

    The Security Council expects to adopt two resolutions related to Sudan. Council members are currently voting according to the written procedures put in place due to COVID-19, and the results will be read out tomorrow (4 June). One resolution extends...

    posted on WED 3 JUN 2020
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    Security Council Vote on South Sudan Sanctions*

    Tomorrow (29 May) Security Council president Estonia is expected to announce the voting results on a resolution renewing sanctions on South Sudan until 31 May 2021—including targeted sanctions (assets freezes and travel bans) and an arms embargo—and the mandate of...

    posted on THU 28 MAY 2020
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    African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Reauthorisation

    Tomorrow (29 May) the Security Council is expected to reauthorise the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 28 February 2021.  Under an agreement reached on 27 March (S/2020/253), due to the COVID-19 virus, the Council will vote through written voting...

    posted on THU 28 MAY 2020
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    Libya: Open and Closed VTC on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

    Tomorrow morning (19 May), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open VTC and a closed VTC on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Libya sanctions. The Acting Special Representative and head of UNSMIL, Stephanie Williams,...

    posted on MON 18 MAY 2020
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    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and Sudan/South Sudan: Open and Closed VTC Meeting

    Tomorrow (28 April), there will be an open VTC, followed by a closed VTC, on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and Sudan/South Sudan. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to brief on the Secretary-General’s most recent report...

    posted on MON 27 APR 2020
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    UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID): Open and Closed VTC Meeting

    Tomorrow (24 April), Security Council members will hold an open VTC, followed by a closed VTC, on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo and Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix are...

    posted on THU 23 APR 2020
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    Great Lakes Region: Open and Closed VTC Meetings

    Tomorrow (22 April), Council members will hold an open VTC, followed by a closed VTC, on the Great Lakes region. The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region, Huang Xia, will brief. The meeting will be held an...

    posted on TUE 21 APR 2020
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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