Insights: Africa

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    Central African Republic Presidential Statement

    On Friday (13 July), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) addressing the deteriorating situation in the country. The negotiations, on the whole, reflected the fact that Council members...

    posted on WED 11 JUL 2018
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    Women, Peace and Security in the Sahel Region Briefing

    Tomorrow morning (10 July), the Security Council will hold a briefing on ‘Women, Peace and Security in the Sahel region” under the agenda item “Peace and Security in Africa”, chaired by Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina...

    posted on MON 9 JUL 2018
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    South Sudan Sanctions Consultations

    On Thursday (5 July), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is scheduled to brief Council members in consultations on South Sudan. Lacroix’s briefing will focus on the Secretary-General’s assessment (S/2018/653) of the security and political situation in South Sudan, requested...

    posted on TUE 3 JUL 2018
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Renewal of the Sanctions Regime

    Tomorrow (29 June), the Security Council is set to renew the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime until 1 July 2019 and the mandate of the Group of Experts assisting the DRC Sanctions Committee until 1 August 2019....

    posted on THU 28 JUN 2018
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    South Sudan: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (28 June), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in South Sudan from Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Bintou Keita. Council members will hold consultations following the briefing. Keita will brief the Council on...

    posted on WED 27 JUN 2018
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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). The first draft was circulated by France, the penholder on Mali, early last week, and...

    posted on WED 27 JUN 2018
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    Central African Republic: Briefing and Informal Interactive Dialogue

    Tomorrow (21 June), Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) Parfait Onanga-Anyanga; Special Representative of the AU to the Central African Republic (CAR) Moussa Nebie; and General Herminio Teodoro Maio,...

    posted on WED 20 JUN 2018
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    Mali: Briefing and Consultations Ahead of Mandate Renewal and Presidential Elections

    Tomorrow (14 June), the Security Council will be briefed on the situation in Mali by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, followed by consultations. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Mali, Tiéman Hubert Coulibaly, is also...

    posted on WED 13 JUN 2018
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    Libya: Reauthorisation of Maritime Interdiction and Addition of Names to Sanctions List

    There have been several recent developments related to Libya sanctions. On Monday (11 June), the Security Council is expected to reauthorise the sanctions measures contained in resolution 2292, which is aimed at implementing the arms embargo on Libya through inspection...

    posted on FRI 8 JUN 2018
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    South Sudan Sanctions Vote*

    Tomorrow (31 May), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution renewing the South Sudan sanctions regime and the mandate of the Panel of Experts of the South Sudan Sanctions Committee, both of which expire on 31...

    posted on WED 30 MAY 2018
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    Burundi Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (24 May), Special Envoy Michel Kafando and Ambassador Jürg Lauber (Switzerland), the chair of the Burundi Configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), will brief the Security Council on Burundi. The briefing will be followed by consultations, where an OHCHR...

    posted on WED 23 MAY 2018
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    G5 Sahel Joint Force Briefing

    Tomorrow (23 May), the Security Council will convene a briefing on the joint force of the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5 Sahel), or FC-G5S. The anticipated briefers are Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Bintou Keita, Permanent Secretary of...

    posted on TUE 22 MAY 2018
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    Libya Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (21 May), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in Libya. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salamé is expected to brief...

    posted on FRI 18 MAY 2018
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    Guinea-Bissau: Briefing

    Tomorrow (16 May), the Security Council will meet on Guinea-Bissau. Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Executive Director of the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov and Ambassador Mauro Viera (Brazil), as the chair of the...

    posted on TUE 15 MAY 2018
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    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei: Council to Vote on Draft Resolution

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

    posted on MON 14 MAY 2018