Somalia

  • June 2022

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Chair of the 751 Somalia Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason (Ireland), will deliver her 120-day periodic briefing to the Council on the activities of the committee. Somalia sanctions measures expire on 15 November, and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the Somalia Sanctions Committee expires on 15 December.

  • Tomorrow (26 May), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) for a period of five months, until 31 October. The draft text is a straightforward...

  • May 2022

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Security Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, to discuss the situation in Somalia. Special Representative for Somalia and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) James Swan and an AU representative are the expected briefers. The Council is also scheduled to vote on a resolution renewing the mandate of UNSOM.

  • 31 March 2022

    Vote on AU Mission in Somalia Authorisation*

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    This morning (31 March) at 11:30 am EST, the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution endorsing the decision by the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) to reconfigure the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) into the...

  • March 2022

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Council is expected to consider a resolution reauthorising the AU mission in Somalia. At the time of writing, the Council was considering how to proceed regarding the Somali anti-piracy measures set to expire on 31 March.

  • 14 February 2022

    Somalia: Briefing and Consultations

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    Tomorrow morning (15 February), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open briefing, followed by closed consultations, on the situation in Somalia. Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)...

  • February 2022

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    Expected Council Action In February, the Security Council will hold a briefing on the situation in Somalia, followed by closed consultations. James Swan, the Special Representative for Somalia and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), and Francisco...

  • 3 December 2021

    Somalia: Anti-Piracy Resolution*

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    Today (3 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution authorising member states and regional organisations cooperating with Somali authorities to combat piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia for three months. The measures...

  • December 2021

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Council is scheduled to vote on two resolutions on Somalia: one to reauthorise the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the other to renew counter-piracy measures off the coast of Somalia. The AMISOM authorisation expires on 31 December and the counter-piracy measures on 4 December. The Council received the annual report on piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia on 4 November.

  • 16 November 2021

    Somalia: Briefing and Consultations

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    Tomorrow morning (17 November), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open briefing, followed by closed consultations, on the situation in Somalia. Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)...

  • 14 November 2021

    Somalia: Vote to Renew Sanctions Measures*

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    Tomorrow afternoon (15 November), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution on the 751 Somalia sanctions regime, renewing for one year the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somali security forces, the authorisation for maritime...

  • November 2021

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    The Security Council will hold a briefing on the situation in the country, followed by closed consultations. James Swan, the Special Representative for Somalia and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), and Francisco Madeira, head of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), are the likely briefers.

  • October 2021

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Security Council will engage on the issue of Somalia sanctions on several occasions. The chair of the 751 Somalia Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason (Ireland), will deliver her 120-day periodic briefing to the Council on the activities of the committee. The Council will also receive the report of the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, on the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Somalia and any impediments to aid delivery. The Somalia sanctions regime will expire on 15 November, and the mandate of all members of the Somalia Sanctions Committee’s Panel of Experts will expire on 15 December.

  • This afternoon (28 September), the Security Council will convene for a briefing on Somalia which will focus on women, peace and security. Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed will brief on her 12 September visit to Somalia to promote increased women’s...

  • 16 September 2021

    Somalia: Consultations on the Political Situation*

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    Tomorrow (17 September), Security Council members will convene for consultations on the political situation in Somalia. Special Representative for Somalia and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) James Swan is expected to brief. It appears that the...