Insights: Sahel

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    Briefing on the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force

    Tomorrow (16 May), the Council will hold a briefing on the Joint Force of the Group of Five for the Sahel, which the group—Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger (G5 Sahel)—decided to establish in February 2017 to combat terrorist...

    posted on WED 15 MAY 2019
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    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Bamako

    For the last one and a half days, Council members have held several meetings in Bamako focusing on the situation in Mali, the role of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), and the operationalisation of the...

    posted on SUN 24 MAR 2019
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    West Africa and the Sahel Presidential Statement

    The Security Council is ready to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel. Côte d’Ivoire, in cooperation with Sweden, shared the draft with Council members on 30 July. Members held one meeting on the text the following...

    posted on TUE 7 AUG 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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    G5 Sahel Resolution to be Adopted

    Tomorrow (8 December), the Security Council will vote on a resolution, drafted by France, which clarifies the ways in which the international community, including the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), is expected to provide support to the...

    posted on THU 7 DEC 2017
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    Briefing on the Operationalisation of the G5 Sahel Joint Force

    On Monday (30 October), the Council expects to hold a ministerial-level briefing, chaired by the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, to discuss ways in which the international community can support the joint force of the...

    posted on FRI 27 OCT 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Visit to Central Mali and Burkina Faso

    Yesterday (22 October), Council members travelled to Sévaré and Mopti in Central Mali and ended their visiting mission in Burkina Faso. Central Mali In Sévaré, they visited the headquarters of the joint force of the G5 Sahel and received a...

    posted on MON 23 OCT 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Mali

    (Bamako, Mali) Today (21 October), Council members had a full day of meetings in Bamako. These focused on two key objectives of the visiting mission: to highlight the urgency of implementing the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali and...

    posted on SAT 21 OCT 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Arrival in Bamako and Visit to Mauritania

    (Bamako, Mali; Nouakchott, Mauritania) The first 24 hours of the Council’s visiting mission to the Sahel have focused mostly on assessing the operationalisation of the G5 Sahel joint force. Upon their arrival to Bamako yesterday (19 October), Council members held...

    posted on FRI 20 OCT 2017
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    Visiting Mission to the Sahel

    This evening (18 October), Security Council members are leaving New York on a visiting mission to Mali, Mauritania and Burkina Faso. The objective of the visiting mission is two-fold. First, it aims to assess the situation of the countries of...

    posted on WED 18 OCT 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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    Briefing and Consultations on West Africa and the Sahel

    On Monday (11 July), the Security Council will receive a briefing from Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS). This will be the first Council briefing on...

    posted on FRI 8 JUL 2016
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    Briefing on the Sahel: Impact of Climate Change and Desertification

    Tomorrow (26 May), the Security Council will have a briefing on challenges in the Sahel, focusing on the impact of climate change and desertification to peace and security in this region. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the head of the UN Office...

    posted on WED 25 MAY 2016
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    Adoption of a Presidential Statement on the Sahel

    Tomorrow morning (8 December), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the Sahel. Members had hoped to adopt the statement at the Council’s 25 November briefing by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on the implementation of the UN...

    posted on MON 7 DEC 2015
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    Briefing and Presidential Statement on the Sahel

    Today (25 November), the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Sahel, Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, will brief the Council on the Secretary-General’s latest report on the implementation of the UN’s Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (S/2015/866). Council members had hoped to adopt...

    posted on WED 25 NOV 2015