G5 Sahel Joint Force

  • 21 March 2019

    Visiting Mission to Mali and Burkina Faso

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    This evening (21 March), Security Council members are leaving New York on a visiting mission to Mali and Burkina Faso. There are three main objectives of the visiting mission, which is co-led by Côte d’Ivoire, France and Germany. First, it aims at assessing progress and encouraging further implementation of the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali. Second, it aims at assessing the status of the operationalisation of the joint force of the G5 Sahel (FC-G5S) after a six-month hiatus following a terrorist attack against its headquarters in central Mali in June 2018. Third, it seeks to focus on the degradation of the security situation in Burkina Faso.

  • March 2019

    Mali

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Council expects to examine the progress achieved in the implementation of the 2015 Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali on the basis of a Secretary-General’s report, in line with resolution 2423 of 28 June 2018. The Council is also expected to carry out a visiting mission to Mali and hold a ministerial meeting back in New York with Secretary-General António Guterres and the participation of Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga.

  • 14 November 2018

    Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force Briefing

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    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...

  • November 2018

    Group of Five for the Sahel

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Council expects a briefing on the joint force of the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5 Sahel) or FC-G5S, which Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger decided to establish in February 2017 to combat terrorist and criminal groups in the region. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to brief. G5 Sahel Permanent Secretary Maman Sidikou is also expected to participate, among other briefers.

  • 22 May 2018

    G5 Sahel Joint Force Briefing

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    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...

  • May 2018

    G5 Sahel Joint Force

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Council is expected to receive a briefing from Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, on the activities of the joint force of the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5 Sahel), or FC-G5S.

  • 7 December 2017

    G5 Sahel Resolution to be Adopted

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    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 21 October 2017

    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Mali

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    (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...

  • (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...

  • 18 October 2017

    Visiting Mission to the Sahel

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    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...

  • October 2017

    Sahel

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Council plans to undertake a visiting mission to Mali, Mauritania and Burkina Faso to assess the operationalisation of the joint force of the G5 Sahel, or FC-G5S. The mission will be co-led by Ethiopia, France and Italy. Upon returning to New York, the Council expects to hold a ministerial-level meeting to discuss ways the international community can support the FC-G5S. At the meeting, the Council will receive a briefing from Secretary-General António Guterres and discuss his report on the activities of the FC-G5S, including the challenges encountered in its operationalisation and possible measures for further consideration. The discussion will be chaired by Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

  • August 2017

    Sahel

    Monthly Forecast

    In August, the Council expects to receive a briefing on the joint force of the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5 Sahel), comprising Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. Resolution 2359 of 21 June asked the Secretary-General to provide an oral briefing within two months of the adoption on the activities of the G5 Sahel, “including on its operationalization, on challenges encountered and possible measures for further consideration”.

  • Tomorrow (21 June), the Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution welcoming the deployment by the Group of Five (G5)—Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger—of a joint force throughout the territories of its contributing countries with a...