Chronology of Events

revised on 5 November 2013


August 2011

On 30 August, a Council press statement addressed the problem of piracy in West Africa. This followed a briefing on 23 August, by the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, on the growing phenomenon.

November 2010

The head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA) briefed Council members in consultations on developments in Guinea on 18 November.

September 2010

Council members were briefed by the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs on the situation in Guinea on 17 September. The Council subsequently issued a press statement  expressing concern about the violent political clashes that occurred in early September and regret about the postponement of the second round of presidential elections, urging the Guinean government to ensure a calm and peaceful electoral environment.

May 2010

The Security Council issued a presidential statement on 5 May expressing concern about the resurgence of unconstitutional changes of government in some African countries.

February 2010

The Council adopted a presidential statement on the situation in Guinea on 16 February welcoming positive developments in Guinea while remaining concerned by the situation and expressing its intention to be seized of it.

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