Insights: Africa

  1. Insights

    Informal Interactive Dialogue on Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    On Wednesday, 31 July, Council members are scheduled to hold an informal interactive dialogue (IID) on the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, France, Germany, and South Africa requested this meeting....

    posted on TUE 30 JUL 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
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    Libya: Briefing and Consultations on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

    Tomorrow (21 May), the Security Council will hold a briefing and consultations on the situation in Libya. Ghassan Salamé, the Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), and Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany, Ambassador Jürgen...

    posted on MON 20 MAY 2019
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    Briefing on the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force

    Tomorrow (16 May), the Council will hold a briefing on the Joint Force of the Group of Five for the Sahel, which the group—Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger (G5 Sahel)—decided to establish in February 2017 to combat terrorist...

    posted on WED 15 MAY 2019
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    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (14 May), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 November 2019. An initial draft was circulated to Council members by the US, the...

    posted on MON 13 MAY 2019
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    Arria-formula Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Cameroon

    On Monday (13 May), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “the humanitarian crisis in Cameroon”, organised by the Dominican Republic, Germany, the UK and the US. Panellists will be Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, Secretary-General of...

    posted on FRI 10 MAY 2019
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    UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) Mandate Renewal*

    On Tuesday (30 April), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for an additional six months until 31 October. The US, as penholder,...

    posted on MON 29 APR 2019
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    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (17 April), the Security Council will be briefed on the Secretary-General’s latest 90-day report (S/2019/305) on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by Joint Special Representative and head of UNAMID Jeremiah Mamabolo (via video-teleconference from Khartoum). Assistant Secretary-General...

    posted on TUE 16 APR 2019