Insights: Africa

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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    Following Russia’s request for a briefing on Côte d’Ivoire this morning during informal consultations Council members are now anticipating a briefing on the situation in Côte d’Ivoire this afternoon (Friday, 8 April). The briefing is expected to take place following...

    posted on FRI 8 APR 2011
  2. Insights

    Insights on Somalia Piracy

    The draft Somalia piracy resolution is expected to be put in blue today (Friday, 8 April). It is scheduled to be adopted on Monday, 11 April. Council members began negotiations on the draft resolution at expert level on 22 March...

    posted on FRI 8 APR 2011
  3. Insights

    Insights on Libya

    Although it is not currently on the Council’s provisional programme of work, the Secretary-General has been requested by resolution 1973 to provide a monthly report. It seems that this is likely to be be scheduled towards the end of April....

    posted on TUE 5 APR 2011
  4. Insights

    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    Council members were briefed yesterday (Monday, 4 April) by the head of UN peacekeeping, Alain Le Roy, on the Secretary-General’s decision to give operational clearance for UNOCI to take “necessary measures” to prevent the use of heavy weapons against civilians...

    posted on TUE 5 APR 2011
  5. Insights

    Insights on Libya

    The Council will be briefed in a formal public meeting by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Libya, Abdelilah Al-Khatib this afternoon. This will be followed by informal consultations on Libya. Al-Khatib was in Libya last week where he met with...

    posted on MON 4 APR 2011
  6. Insights

    Insights on Libya

    On Monday, 28 March, a letter signed by 13 countries, from Latin America with a few Asian and African countries, was sent to the president of the Security Council expressing concern about the developments in Libya. It urged the Council...

    posted on FRI 1 APR 2011
  7. Insights

    Insights on the Libya Sanctions Committee

    On Monday, 28 March, the Council received its first briefing from the Permanent Representative of Portugal, José Filipe Moraes Cabral, the chair of the 1970 Sanctions Committee. (Resolution 1970 requested a report from the Committee on its work for the...

    posted on WED 30 MAR 2011
  8. Insights

    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    A draft resolution on Côte d’Ivoire under Chapter VII and co-sponsored by Nigeria and France has been put in blue and circulated to Council members. There still seems to be differences among Council members over some of the elements in...

    posted on WED 30 MAR 2011
  9. Insights

    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    Council members met at the expert level for six and a half hours yesterday (28 March) on the draft resolution circulated by Nigeria and France on Friday, 25 March. Council members are expected to get a revised draft today. Both...

    posted on TUE 29 MAR 2011
  10. Insights

    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    Council members are expected to have their first discussion at expert level on a draft resolution on Côte d’Ivoire on Monday, 28 March. The draft text resolution was circulated by Nigeria and France today during the Council’s informal consultations on...

    posted on FRI 25 MAR 2011
  11. Insights

    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    Tomorrow (Friday, 25 March) the Council will be briefed by DPKO on the situation in Côte d’Ivoire. Ambassador Yossoufou Bamba, the Ouattara government’s representative to the U.N. will also be present. (A DPKO briefing note circulated to Council members on...

    posted on THU 24 MAR 2011
  12. Insights

    Insights on the Libya Sanctions Committee

    The Sanctions Committee on Libya will have its first meeting tomorrow at expert level to discuss its working methods. Since resolution 1970 was adopted the sanctions committee has tried to meet but competition with existing sanctions committees for both space...

    posted on THU 24 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Somalia Piracy

    On Tuesday (22 March) Council members had their first meeting at expert level on the Russian draft resolution on Somali piracy. Although the P5 members had been discussing the text for a few weeks this was the first time elected...

    posted on THU 24 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    Council members will be briefed by the Secretary-General at tomorrow at 3 pm on compliance by member states on the enforcement of the ban on flights over Libya imposed by resolution 1973. This resolution asked for the Secretary-General to report...

    posted on WED 23 MAR 2011
  15. Insights

    Insights on Libya

    The Council will have closed consultations on Libya this afternoon. Council members may be given an update by the UK, France and the US on the enforcement action that took place over the week-end. On 19 March, the Libyan regime...

    posted on MON 21 MAR 2011