Insights: Sahel

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    Briefing by Special Envoy for the Sahel

    Tomorrow morning (11 December), the Security Council will be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Sahel, Hiroute Guebre Sellassie. This briefing is in line with the 27 August 2014 presidential statement in which the Council requested that it...

    posted on WED 10 DEC 2014
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    Security Council Ready to Adopt Sahel Presidential Statement

    More than two months after the Security Council held its 19 June briefing on the implementation of the UN’s Sahel strategy, it is set to adopt a presidential statement on the Sahel. Chad first circulated a draft presidential statement on...

    posted on MON 25 AUG 2014
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    Sahel Briefing by New Special Envoy

    Tomorrow morning (19 June), the Security Council will be briefed by the new UN Special Envoy for the Sahel, Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, on the 6 June Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of the UN integrated strategy for the Sahel (S/2014/397)....

    posted on WED 18 JUN 2014
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    Drug Trafficking in West Africa and the Sahel: Briefing and Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (18 December), the Security Council plans to hold a briefing on drug trafficking in West Africa and the Sahel. The Secretary-General will address the Council, which will also hear briefings from the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the...

    posted on TUE 17 DEC 2013
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    Sahel Presidential Statement

    The Security Council is likely to adopt a presidential statement on Monday (15 July) on the Sahel region following its discussion on the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel last month. The Sahel Strategy, which was included as an annex...

    posted on FRI 12 JUL 2013
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    Briefing and Consultations on UN Office for West Africa

    Tomorrow (10 July), the Security Council will receive a briefing on the Secretary-General’s most recent report (S/2013/384) on the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA) from Said Djinnit, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNOWA, followed by closed consultations....

    posted on TUE 9 JUL 2013
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    Briefing and Consultations on the Sahel

    Tomorrow afternoon (26 June) the Security Council expects to be briefed by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Sahel, Romano Prodi, on the 14 June report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Sahel region and the...

    posted on TUE 25 JUN 2013
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    High-Level Sahel Meeting

    On Monday morning (10 December), Foreign Minister Saad-Eddine Al Othmani (Morocco) will preside over a high-level public meeting of the Security Council on the Sahel region. During the meeting, the Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and the Special Envoy for the...

    posted on FRI 7 DEC 2012
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    Mali Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (5 December), the Security Council will receive a briefing from Jeffrey Feltman, head of the Department of Political Affairs, on the Secretary-General’s 29 November report on the situation in Mali (S/2012/894). The briefing is scheduled to be followed...

    posted on TUE 4 DEC 2012
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    Draft Resolution on Mali

    Council members appear to be close to agreement on the first draft resolution on Mali since the military seized power in the country on 22 March. The draft text was introduced by France late last week, and there have been...

    posted on TUE 3 JUL 2012
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    Presidential Statement on the Situation in Mali and the Sahel

    A draft presidential statement on the situation in Mali as well as the security and humanitarian situation in the Sahel region is under silence procedure until 9.30 Monday (26 March) morning. If silence is not broken, the Council is likely...

    posted on SUN 25 MAR 2012
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    Briefing on the Mali Military Mutiny

    This afternoon (Thursday, 22 March) the Council will be briefed by DPA head, B. Lynn Pascoe, on the situation in Mali after junior officers announced that they had seized control of the country this morning. President Amadou Toumani Touré appears...

    posted on THU 22 MAR 2012
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    Humanitarian Briefing on Syria and the Sahel

    Tomorrow morning (13 March) Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, will brief Council members via video-teleconference on both Syria and the Sahel. She was in Syria from 7 to 9 March and in Niger from 16 to 18 February with...

    posted on MON 12 MAR 2012
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    Debate on Gulf of Guinea Piracy

    On Monday morning (27 February), the Council is scheduled to hold a debate on the threats to peace and security in the Gulf of Guinea region posed by piracy and other forms of armed robbery. (It originally seemed as if...

    posted on SUN 26 FEB 2012
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    Debate on Transnational Organised Crime (West Africa and the Sahel)

    On Tuesday (21 February), the Council will hold a high-level debate on the impact of transnational organised crime on peace and security in West Africa and the wider Sahel region. The President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé, will preside over the...

    posted on MON 20 FEB 2012