• 7 August 2012

    Mali Briefing and Consultations

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    Tomorrow morning (8 August), the Security Council will receive a briefing on the situation in Mali from the Secretary-General, as well as from a representative of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It is also likely that a...

  • August 2012


    Monthly Forecast

    In August the Council is expected to consider options set out by the Secretary-General on possible steps to ensure the full restoration of constitutional order and territorial integrity in Mali, including the deployment of military forces by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in line with resolution 2056. It is likely that the Deputy Secretary-General will brief the Council. Representatives of ECOWAS and the AU are also likely to brief.

  • 3 July 2012

    Draft Resolution on Mali

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    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...

  • 10 May 2012

    Mali and Guinea-Bissau Consultations

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    On Friday (11 May), Said Djinnit, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), will brief Council members in consultations on Mali and Guinea-Bissau. Djinnit is expected to discuss the two situations from the...

  • Following recent developments in Mali over the weekend, today(10 April)France has circulated a draft press statement which apparently welcomes the 6 April Framework Agreement on the restoration of constitutional order in Mali and expresses support for the efforts made by...

  • 2 April 2012

    Briefing on Mali

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    Tomorrow (3 April), following consultations on the programme of work for the month of April, it is likely that Council members will be briefed on Mali by DPA head, B.Lynn Pascoe. Apparently Council members are expecting a draft statement –...

  • 22 March 2012

    Briefing on the Mali Military Mutiny

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    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...

  • 9 February 2012

    DPA Briefing on Emerging Issues

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    Tomorrow morning (10 February) Council members will receive their monthly briefing on emerging issues by the head of the Department of Political Affairs, B. Lynn Pascoe. It seems Pascoe is likely to focus on Mali, Maldives and Guinea-Bissau. It is...