Somalia

  • 3 December 2019

    Somalia Anti-Piracy Resolution

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    Tomorrow (4 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the authorisation for Somalia anti-piracy measures, which expire on 6 December. As penholder, the US drafted the resolution, which renews the measures with no major changes. The...

  • December 2019

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing counter-piracy measures off the coast of Somalia which expire on 6 December.

  • 14 November 2019

    Somalia Sanctions Renewal

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    Tomorrow (15 November), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution on the Somalia sanctions regime, renewing for one year the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somali security forces, the authorisation for maritime interdiction to enforce the...

  • November 2019

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the Somalia sanctions regime, addressing the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somali security forces, the authorisation for maritime interdiction to enforce the embargo on illicit arms imports and charcoal exports, and humanitarian exemptions to the sanctions regime, all of which expire on 15 November. The mandate review of the Somalia Panel of Experts, which expires on 15 December, is also due in November.

  • August 2019

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In August, the Security Council will have a briefing and consultations on the report on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The Council may also hear an update from the Secretary-General in a separate meeting on ongoing developments towards the normalisation of relations between Djibouti and Eritrea.

  • June 2019

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Chair of the 751 Somalia Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve (Belgium), is expected to brief the Council in consultations.

  • Tomorrow (31 May), the Council is set to reauthorise the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for another year, until 31 May 2020. Although AMISOM’s mandate remains wholly unchanged, the main issue of contention among Council members during the negotiations concerned...

  • May 2019

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew its authorisation of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), due to expire on 31 May.

  • Tomorrow (27 March), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) for an additional year. It appears that there was consensus among Council members that UNSOM should maintain its core mandate....

  • 6 February 2019

    Somalia Consultations

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    Tomorrow (7 February), Security Council members will hold consultations on Somalia, with Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo briefing on her 30-31 January visit to the country. DiCarlo’s visit came a few weeks after the Special Representative and...

  • January 2019

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In January 2019, the recently appointed Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Nicholas Haysom, will brief the Council, followed by consultations. The mandate of UNSOM expires on 27 March 2019. The authorisation of the AU Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) expires on 31 May 2019.

  • 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...