Insights: Somalia

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    New Updates Somalia and Eritrea: Security Council to Lift Sanctions on Eritrea

    On Wednesday (14 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing sanctions measures on Somalia while lifting sanctions on Eritrea, namely the arms embargoes, travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions imposed on Eritrea in resolutions 1907...

    posted on TUE 13 NOV 2018
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    Somalia: AMISOM Reauthorisation and Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Committee Briefing

    On Monday (30 July), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution reauthorising the deployment of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2019. According to the resolution, the troop level will be reduced to 20,626 by...

    posted on FRI 27 JUL 2018
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    AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Resolution and Meeting on UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)

    Tomorrow (15 May), the Security Council is set to reauthorise the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 July and to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The UN Special Representative and...

    posted on MON 14 MAY 2018
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    Somalia: Council to renew mandate of UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)

    Tomorrow morning (27 March), the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) for an additional year. Council members met twice to negotiate the text, which went into blue earlier today, after passing...

    posted on MON 26 MAR 2018
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    Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions Resolution

    Tomorrow (14 November), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on Somalia and Eritrea sanctions, after considering the final reports of the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) on Somalia (S/2017/924) and Eritrea (S/2017/925). The text was put...

    posted on MON 13 NOV 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: Informal Meeting with the AU and Meetings with the Ethiopian Prime Minister and AU Commission

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (7 September 2017): Security Council members have had a series of meetings since landing in Addis Ababa yesterday afternoon. Council members began their visiting mission yesterday (6 September) with briefings by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General...

    posted on THU 7 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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    AMISOM Reauthorisation

    Tomorrow (30 August), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution reauthorising the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2018. The draft resolution was put into blue on 25 August after two fairly straightforward rounds of expert-level...

    posted on TUE 29 AUG 2017
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    Presidential Statement on the Risk of Famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and North-East Nigeria

    Tomorrow (9 August), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement expressing its grave concern about the threat of famine presently facing more than 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and north-east Nigeria. After the Council’s 16...

    posted on TUE 8 AUG 2017
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    Somalia-Eritrea Sanctions Committee Consultations

    On Monday (24 July), the Chair of the 751/1907 Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan), will deliver his 120-day briefing to Council members in consultations, covering the period from April to July 2017. The Chair is expected...

    posted on FRI 21 JUL 2017
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    Arria-formula Meeting: Preventing Terrorism and Violent Extremism in the Horn of Africa

    Today (22 June), Council members are scheduled to hold an Arria-formula meeting on “preventing terrorism and violent extremism in the Horn of Africa: Enhancing partnership for regional efforts.” The meeting is co-hosted by Ethiopia and Italy with the Intergovernmental Authority...

    posted on THU 22 JUN 2017
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    Arria-Formula Meeting on the Risk of Famine in Conflict-Affected Areas

    On Friday (16 June), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula open meeting on the risk of famine in the conflict-affected areas of north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. The session is being co-hosted by the A3 (the three...

    posted on THU 15 JUN 2017
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    Security Council to Renew Mandate of UN Assistance Mission in Somalia

    Tomorrow (14 June), the Council will adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 31 March 2018. Following fairly straightforward negotiations, the penholder, the UK, put a draft resolution in blue yesterday. On...

    posted on TUE 13 JUN 2017
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    Mandate Renewal of AU Mission in Somalia and Discussion of Eritrea Sanctions

    Tomorrow (26 May), the Security Council will adopt a resolution renewing the authorisation of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which expires on 31 May. The Council has opted to adopt a three-month technical rollover of the authorisation until 31...

    posted on THU 25 MAY 2017