Somalia

  • May 2021

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Council is scheduled to be briefed on the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which is due 14 May. James Swan, Special Representative for Somalia and head of UNSOM, as well as Francisco Madeira, head of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are expected to brief. The mandate for UNSOM expires on 31 August. The mandate of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was reauthorised on 12 March for ten months until 31 December.

  • 19 April 2021

    Somalia: Informal Interactive Dialogue

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    Tomorrow (20 April), Council members will hold an informal interactive dialogue (IID) on the situation in Somalia. At the time of writing, it was still unclear if the meeting will take place in person or via closed videoconference (VTC) format....

  • 12 March 2021

    AU Mission in Somalia Reauthorisation*

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    This afternoon (12 March), the Security Council is expected to announce the voting results on a draft resolution reauthorising the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for ten months until 31 December. The mandate will authorise AU member states to maintain...

  • 19 February 2021

    Somalia Briefing and Consultations

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    On Monday (22 February), Security Council members will discuss the situation in Somalia in an open videoconference (VTC). A closed VTC is scheduled to follow. Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) James Swan, AU...

  • February 2021

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In February, the Council is expected to renew its authorisation of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), due to expire on 28 February. The Council is scheduled to be briefed on the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which is due 13 February. James Swan, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and head of UNSOM, will brief the Council. Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason (Ireland), chair of the 751 Somalia Sanctions Committee, will also brief the Council on the activities of the committee. 

  • 3 December 2020

    Somalia Anti-Piracy Resolution*

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    In keeping with the voting procedures established during the Covid-19 crisis, the Security Council commenced the 24-hour written voting procedure today on a draft resolution renewing the counter-piracy measures off the coast of Somalia that expire on 4 December.  South...

  • December 2020

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing counter-piracy measures off the coast of Somalia that expire on 4 December. The authorisation for the AU Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) expires on 28 February 2021. The mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) expires on 31 August 2021.

  • 11 November 2020

    Somalia Sanctions Renewal*

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    Tomorrow (12 November), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution on the Somalia sanctions regime, renewing the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somali security forces, the authorisation for maritime interdiction to enforce the embargo on illicit...

  • November 2020

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Security Council is likely to renew certain elements of the Somalia sanctions regime that will expire on 15 November. Additionally, the Council is expected to hold a meeting on the implementation of the mandates of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with briefings likely from the heads of the two missions, James Swan and Francisco Madeira, respectively. The Council is also due to receive a report from the Secretary-General on the situation regarding piracy and armed robbery at sea.

  • October 2020

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Chair of the 751 Somalia Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Philippe Kridelka (Belgium), will deliver his 120-day briefing to the Council, most likely in an open videoconference (VTC). Elements of the sanctions regime will expire on 15 November, including the partial lifting of some sanctions, and the mandate of the 751 Somalia Sanctions Committee’s Panel of Experts expires on 15 December.

  • Today (28 August), the Security Council president (Indonesia) is expected to announce the results of the written voting procedure on a draft resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The draft has gone through...

  • Tomorrow (20 August) Security Council members will discuss the situation in Somalia, meeting in person in the ECOSOC chamber. Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) James Swan and AU Special Representative Francisco Madeira are...

  • August 2020

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In August, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which expires on 31 August. Earlier in the month, the Council is due to receive a briefing from Special Representative and head of UNSOM James Swan and hold consultations on Somalia. The authorisation for the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) expires on 28 February 2021.

  • This afternoon (22 June), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which expires on 30 June, until 31 August. The resolution in blue will be the second technical rollover of...

  • June 2020

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which expires on 30 June. Ambassador Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve (Belgium), chair of the 751 Somalia Sanctions Committee, will also brief the Council on activities of the committee in a closed videoconference meeting on 9 June.