Somalia

  • June 2024

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Security Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, to discuss the situation in Somalia. Members were expected to receive the Secretary-General’s 120-day report on the situation in Somalia and the implementation of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) by 31 May. The Council is expected to extend the authorisation of the AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) in June. In June, the Chair of the 751 Al-Shabaab Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Ishikane Kimihiro (Japan), is also expected to brief the Council.

  • 18 February 2024

    Somalia: Briefing and Consultations

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow morning (19 February), the Security Council will convene for an open briefing, followed by closed consultations, on the situation in Somalia. The anticipated briefers are Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in...

  • February 2024

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In February, the Security Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, to discuss the situation in Somalia. Members are expected to receive the Secretary-General’s 120-day report on the situation in Somalia and implementation of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) by 1 February.

  • Tomorrow afternoon (29 January), Security Council members will convene for closed consultations to consider the situation between Ethiopia and Somalia under the “Peace and security in Africa” agenda item. Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa Hanna...

  • This afternoon (1 December), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution, under the agenda item “Peace and security in Africa”, renewing for one year the sanctions regime on Al-Shabaab, including the authorisation for maritime interdiction to...

  • Tomorrow morning (15 November), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution regarding a request by the African Union (AU) to revise the operational timelines for the drawdown of the AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS). The...

  • November 2023

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Security Council is expected to renew the 751 Al-Shabaab sanctions regime set to expire on 15 November, and the mandate of the Panel of Experts supporting the 751 Al-Shabaab Sanctions Committee, which expires on 15 December.

  • On Tuesday morning (31 October)*, before the briefing on Ukraine, the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) for one year, until 31 October 2024. It seems that...

  • 18 October 2023

    Somalia: Briefing and Consultations

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow morning (19 October), the Security Council will convene for an open briefing, followed by closed consultations, on the situation in Somalia. The expected briefers are Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and head of the UN Assistance Mission...

  • October 2023

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Security Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, to discuss the situation in Somalia.   In addition, the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which is set to expire on 31 October. The Chair of the 751 Al-Shabaab Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Ishikane Kimihiro (Japan), is also expected to brief the Council.    The 751 Al-Shabaab sanctions regime expires on 15 November, and the mandate of the Panel of Experts supporting the 751 Al-Shabaab Sanctions Committee expires on 15 December.    

  • 7 September 2023

    Somalia: Vote on Draft Resolution*

    What's in Blue

    This afternoon (7 September) the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution authorising a one-off exemption to the ban on the import and export of charcoal from Somalia, in order to allow the Somali government to dispose...

  • 6 September 2023

    Somalia: Meeting under “Any Other Business”

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow morning (7 September), following the closed consultations on the Syria chemical weapons track, Security Council members will discuss the situation in Somalia under “any other business”. The UK, the penholder on the file, requested the meeting to discuss the...

  • Tomorrow morning (27 June), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution on the AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) authored by the UK, the penholder on Somalia. The draft text in blue extends by six months...

  • 21 June 2023

    Somalia: Briefing and Consultations

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow morning (22 June), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open briefing, followed by closed consultations, on the situation in Somalia. Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud is expected to attend the meeting. The UAE’s Minister of State in the...

  • June 2023

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Security Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, to discuss the situation in Somalia. The new Special Representative for Somalia and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Catriona Laing (UK), is expected to brief. Appointed on 3 May, Laing succeeds James Swan, who served as Special Representative and head of UNSOM from May 2019 to October 2022. The Council is also expected to extend the authorisation of AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) late in the month.