Somalia

  • Tomorrow (10 November), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions. It is not clear if every issue has been addressed to the satisfaction of all Council members; as a result, it is possible that...

  • Tomorrow afternoon (9 November), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution reauthorising Somalia anti-piracy measures, which expire the following day. As penholder, the US drafted the resolution, which renews the measures with no major changes. Following one round of...

  • November 2016

    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 in November. The 120-day briefing by the chair of the 751/1901 Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions Committee, Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño (Venezuela), is expected, and the final reports of the Monitoring Group are due. The mandate review of the monitoring group is also due in November. Finally, the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing counter-piracy measures.

  • September 2016

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In September, the Council will consider the Secretary-General’s 120-day report on Somalia. The Council is also expecting the AU to submit a report on the implementation of the AU Mission in Somalia’s (AMISOM) mandate—the first such report to be received since 2013. Special Representative of the Secretary-General Michael Keating is expected to brief the Council, followed by consultations.

  • 18 August 2016

    Adoption of Somalia Presidential Statement

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    Tomorrow (19 August), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement following the recent meeting of Somalia’s National Leadership Forum (NLF) on the implementation of the 2016 National Electoral Process. An initial draft was circulated by the UK, the...

  • Tomorrow (7 July), the Security Council will adopt a resolution reauthorising the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2017. Resolution 2289, adopted on 7 May, authorised a short technical rollover of AMISOM until 8 July in order to...

  • July 2016

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution reauthorising the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The Council also expects to receive a briefing by the Chair of the 751/1907 Somalia-Eritrea Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño (Venezuela).

  • Council members continued their visiting mission today in Nairobi. They first had a meeting with the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, at the presidential palace, followed by a discussion with senior government officials. Both meetings focused largely on issues related to...

  • Security Council members today started their visiting mission to the Horn of Africa with a day of meetings in Mogadishu. (Due to the security situation all the meetings took place at the Mogadishu airport.) A key focus of the discussions...

  • This evening, Council members will embark on a visiting mission to Somalia, Kenya and Egypt. While the situation in Somalia will be the main focus of the trip, there will also be discussions on the situation in Libya during the...

  • May 2016

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Council is scheduled to receive a briefing from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Michael Keating, on the forthcoming Secretary-General’s report. The Council is also expected to renew the authorisation of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which expires on 31 May, and could elect to review the mandate of the UN Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS).

  • 18 April 2016

    Somalia: Briefing on Recent Developments

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    Tomorrow (19 April), the Security Council will hold a briefing on Somalia at the request of the UK, taking advantage of Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud’s presence in New York for events in the General Assembly. Special Representative of the...

  • Tomorrow (24 March), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 30 March 2017. It seems negotiations went smoothly, with few contentious issues. Council members held one...

  • March 2016

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Council is due to extend the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) before the current mandate expires on 30 March.  

  • 27 January 2016

    Somalia: Briefing and Possible Press Statement

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    Tomorrow morning (28 January), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on Somalia, followed by consultations, to consider the Secretary-General’s 8 January quarterly report (S/2016/27). Briefings are expected via VTC by the new Special Representative for Somalia, Michael...