Insights: Lake Chad basin

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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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    Lake Chad Basin: Briefing

    Tomorrow (22 March), the Security Council will meet on the Lake Chad Basin to discuss the implementation of resolution 2349 with a focus on the section ‘Root Causes and Development’. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed will brief. Briefings are also expected...

    posted on WED 21 MAR 2018
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    West Africa and the Sahel: Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (30 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel region, expressing support for the work of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) in conflict prevention, mediation...

    posted on MON 29 JAN 2018
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    Lake Chad Basin Briefing

    Tomorrow (13 September), Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman is expected to brief the Security Council on the Secretary-General’s 7 September report on the situation in Lake Chad Basin region (S/2017/764). The Council requested the report in resolution 2349, which...

    posted on TUE 12 SEP 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: 11th AU-UN Annual Joint Consultative Meeting

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (8 September 2017): This morning (8 September), members of the Security Council held their 11th joint consultative meeting with the AU Peace and Security Council (AU PSC). The meeting started with statements by AU PSC chairperson, Ambassador...

    posted on FRI 8 SEP 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: UN Security Council Visiting Mission to the AU

    Council members left today (5 September) for a three-day visiting mission to Addis Ababa for the 11th joint consultative meeting between members of the UN Security Council and the AU Peace and Security Council (AU PSC). Ahead of the joint...

    posted on TUE 5 SEP 2017
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    Briefing on the PBC Annual Report and Informal Interactive Dialogue on Regional Peacebuilding Challenges in the Sahel and the Lake Chad Basin

    On Monday (19 June), Ambassadors Macharia Kamau (Kenya) and Cho Tae-yul (Republic of Korea), the former and current chairs of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), will brief the Council for the presentation of the PBC’s tenth annual report (S/2017/76). This will...

    posted on FRI 16 JUN 2017
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    Resolution on the Lake Chad Basin

    The Council is about to adopt a resolution on the Lake Chad Basin, where the terrorist group Boko Haram continues an insurgency that has resulted in one of the world’s greatest humanitarian crises. The draft resolution follows Council members’ visiting...

    posted on FRI 31 MAR 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Final Day in Abuja

    On Monday (6 March), Security Council members concluded their visiting mission to the Lake Chad Basin countries in Abuja. The day involved a meeting with the Vice-President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, as well as meetings with the UN Country Team...

    posted on TUE 7 MAR 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Visit to Maiduguri in Northeast Nigeria

    On Sunday, following its meetings in Niamey, Niger, the Council delegation flew to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, Nigeria. Among the highlights during their half-day in Maiduguri were a visit to an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp, and a...

    posted on SUN 5 MAR 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Visit to Cameroon

    Meetings in Youndé Today Council members began their 5-day visiting mission to the Lake Chad Basin region to assess the impact of the Boko Haram insurgency. The delegation started the day in Youndé and travelled in the afternoon to the...

    posted on FRI 3 MAR 2017
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    Discussion on the Lake Chad Basin Crisis

    On 12 January, the Security Council is expected to receive briefings from Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun and OCHA head Stephen O’Brien on the Lake Chad Basin crisis precipitated by the Boko Haram conflict. This will be followed...

    posted on WED 11 JAN 2017
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    Political and Humanitarian Briefing on the Lake Chad basin

    Tomorrow (27 July), Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and OCHA Head Stephen O’Brien are expected to brief the Security Council on the humanitarian, protection and security situation in the Lake Chad basin. The UK requested the session on...

    posted on TUE 26 JUL 2016