Insights: Africa

  1. Insights

    Somalia Consultations

    Tomorrow (7 February), Security Council members will hold consultations on Somalia, with Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo briefing on her 30-31 January visit to the country. DiCarlo’s visit came a few weeks after the Special Representative and...

    posted on WED 6 FEB 2019
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    Debate on Mercenary Activity as a Source of Insecurity and Destabilization in Africa

    On Monday (4 February), there will be a high-level debate in the Security Council on “Mercenary activities as a source of insecurity and destabilization in Africa”. The Central African sub-region will be a focus of the discussion. President Teodoro Obiang...

    posted on FRI 1 FEB 2019
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    Central African Republic Sanctions Regime Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (31 January), the Council is set to renew the Central African Republic (CAR) sanctions regime until 31 January 2020 and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the CAR Sanctions Committee until 28 February 2020. The security situation...

    posted on WED 30 JAN 2019
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    Western Sahara Consultations

    Tomorrow (29 January), Security Council members will receive a briefing in consultations from the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General to Western Sahara, Horst Köhler. The session is being held in accordance with resolution 2440 that renewed the mandate of the UN...

    posted on MON 28 JAN 2019
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    Meeting on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

    Tomorrow (18 January), the Security Council is scheduled to meet for a briefing and consultations on Libya. The Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salamé and Jürgen Schulz, the Deputy Permanent Representative of...

    posted on THU 17 JAN 2019
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    Sudan Sanctions Committee Briefing

    Tomorrow (17 January), Ambassador Joanna Wronecka (Poland), chair of the 1591 Sudan Sanctions Committee, is expected to provide the quarterly briefing to the Security Council on the work of the Committee. The briefing will be public, continuing Poland’s practice of...

    posted on WED 16 JAN 2019
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    Mali Briefing

    Tomorrow (16 January), the Security Council will be briefed on the situation in Mali by Assistant Secretary-General for Africa Bintou Keita. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Mali, Kamissa Camara, is also expected to participate in the...

    posted on TUE 15 JAN 2019
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (11 January), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative and head of the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic...

    posted on THU 10 JAN 2019
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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