Insights: Africa

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    Guinea-Bissau: Briefing and Consultations on electoral preparations and UNIOGBIS strategic assessment

    Tomorrow (21 December), the Security Council expects a briefing from Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Taye-Brook Zerihoun and the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)’s chair of its Guinea-Bissau configuration, Ambassador Mauro Vieira (Brazil). The session is expected to update members on progress...

    posted on THU 20 DEC 2018
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    Briefing on the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel

    This afternoon (20 December), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the “UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS), an integrated response to peacebuilding and sustaining peace in the Sahel”. It will hear briefings from the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser...

    posted on THU 20 DEC 2018
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    Vote on Draft Resolution on the Financing of AU Peace Support Operations*

    Tomorrow (19 December), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution on the financing of AU peace support operations. An initial draft was circulated by the three African members on the Council (Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Equatorial...

    posted on TUE 18 DEC 2018
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    Briefing on Drug Trafficking in West Africa

    Tomorrow afternoon (19 December), the Security Council will hold a meeting on “Drug trafficking in West Africa as a threat to stability” with a briefing, via VTC, by Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Yury Fedotov....

    posted on TUE 18 DEC 2018
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    South Sudan: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (18 December), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on South Sudan (S/2018/1103). Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten may also brief...

    posted on MON 17 DEC 2018
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    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID): Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (11 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a presidential statement on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The initial draft was circulated by the UK, the penholder on Darfur, to the full Council on 5 November....

    posted on MON 10 DEC 2018
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    Renewal of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)*

    Tomorrow (7 December), the Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and the authorisation for French forces in the CAR to use all means...

    posted on THU 6 DEC 2018
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    Briefing on Developments in Burundi

    On Wednesday (21 November), Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Burundi Michel Kafando will brief the Council on the situation in Burundi. Ambassador Jürg Lauber (Switzerland), the chair of the Burundi configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission, will brief on his...

    posted on TUE 20 NOV 2018
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    “Strengthening Peacekeeping Operations in Africa” Open Debate

    On Tuesday (20 November), the Security Council will hold an open debate on strengthening peacekeeping operations in Africa at the initiative of China, this month’s Council president. Briefings are expected from Secretary-General António Guterres and Smaïl Chergui, the AU Commissioner...

    posted on FRI 16 NOV 2018
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    South Sudan Briefing

    Tomorrow (16 November), 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, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Smaïl Chergui (via VTC) and Executive Director of UN...

    posted on THU 15 NOV 2018
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    Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force Briefing

    Tomorrow (15 November), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5-Sahel) joint force or FC-G5S, which Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger established last year to combat terrorist and criminal groups...

    posted on WED 14 NOV 2018
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    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei Mandate Renewal

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

    posted on WED 14 NOV 2018
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    New Updates Somalia and Eritrea: Security Council to Lift Sanctions on Eritrea

    On Wednesday (14 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing sanctions measures on Somalia while lifting sanctions on Eritrea, namely the arms embargoes, travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions imposed on Eritrea in resolutions 1907...

    posted on TUE 13 NOV 2018
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (13 November), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from Special Representative and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) Leila Zerrougui....

    posted on MON 12 NOV 2018
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    Libya Sanctions: Adoption of a Resolution*

    On Monday (5 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee and renewing measures related to the illicit export of crude oil from Libya...

    posted on SAT 3 NOV 2018