Somalia

  • On Wednesday (14 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing sanctions measures on Somalia while lifting sanctions on Eritrea, namely the arms embargoes, travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions imposed on Eritrea in resolutions 1907…

  • November 2018

    Somalia

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In November, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the Somalia and Eritrea sanctions regime. The Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing counter-piracy measures which expire on 7 November.

     

  • September 2018

    Somalia

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In September, the Special Representative and head of UNSOM, Michael Keating, will brief the Council, followed by consultations. The mandate of UNSOM expires on 27 March 2019.

  • On Monday (30 July), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution reauthorising the deployment of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2019. According to the resolution, the troop level will be reduced to 20,626 by…

  • July 2018

    Somalia

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In July, the Council is expected to renew its authorisation of AMISOM, which expires on 31 July.

    Somalia, and most particularly funding for AMISOM, may also be raised during the briefing on the Secretary-General’s annual report on ways to strengthen the partnership between the UN and AU on issues of peace and security in Africa (as it was last year), and possibly will be discussed during the annual joint meeting of Council members with the AU Peace and Security Council, also planned for July.

  • Tomorrow (15 May), the Security Council is set to reauthorise the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 July and to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The UN Special Representative and…

  • May 2018

    Somalia

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In May, the Council is expected to renew its authorisation of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which expires on 31 May. The Council will also receive a briefing on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which will be followed by consultations. The mandate of UNSOM expires on 27 March 2019.

  • Tomorrow morning (27 March), the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) for an additional year. Council members met twice to negotiate the text, which went into blue earlier today, after passing…

  • March 2018

    Somalia and Eritrea

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In March, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of UNSOM, which expires on 31 March. The Council is also expected to receive a briefing in consultations from the Chair of the 751/1907 Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan).

  • January 2018

    Somalia

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In January 2018, the Council expects to receive the Secretary-General’s report on the situation in Somalia.

  • 13 NOVEMBER 2017

    Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions Resolution

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow (14 November), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on Somalia and Eritrea sanctions, after considering the final reports of the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) on Somalia (S/2017/924) and Eritrea (S/2017/925). The text was put…

  • November 2017

    Somalia and Eritrea

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In November, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution on Somalia and Eritrea sanctions that will address the partial lifting of the arms embargo, authorisation for maritime interdiction of illicit arms imports and charcoal exports, and the humanitarian exemption, which all expire on 15 November. The 120-day briefing by the chair of the 751/1901 Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions Committee, Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan), is expected. The mandate review of the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) is also due in November. Finally, the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing counter-piracy measures.

  • October 2017

    Famine

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In keeping with the Security Council’s August presidential statement on famine, a Secretariat official  is expected to provide in October “an oral briefing…on country-specific impediments to an effective response to the risk of famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeast Nigeria and to make specific recommendations on how to address these impediments”. No immediate Council outcome is anticipated.

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (8 September 2017): This morning (8 September), members of the Security Council held their 11th joint consultative meeting with the AU Peace and Security Council (AU PSC). The meeting started with statements by AU PSC chairperson, Ambassador…

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (7 September 2017): Security Council members have had a series of meetings since landing in Addis Ababa yesterday afternoon….