Somalia

  • Addis Ababa: The Council’s last day of its visiting mission started with an informal meeting with Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the African Union Haile Menkerios. Council members shared with Menkerios their impressions from the Burundi leg of the...

  • January 2016

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In January, the Council will consider the Secretary-General’s 120-day report on Somalia. At press time, it was expected that there would be a briefing by the new Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, who is succeeding Nicholas Kay in January, and possibly also by the new Special Representative for Somalia of the Chairperson of the AU Commission and head of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Francisco Caetano José Madeira, who took up his position on 4 December 2015, followed by consultations. A presidential statement on the electoral process was seen as a possibility.

  • 9 November 2015

    Somalia: Piracy Resolution

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    Tomorrow (10 November), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing for one year Somalia counter-piracy measures initially authorised by the Council in 2008 and most recently renewed via resolution 2184 in November last year. A text was first...

  • On Monday (9 November), there will be a ministerial level briefing on Somalia and an adoption of a resolution regarding the successor to the UN Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA). The briefing will be presided over by UK Secretary of...

  • November 2015

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Council will be briefed on the Secretary-General’s reports on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and piracy, with participation by UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. The Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing anti-piracy measures. A resolution regarding the UN Support Office for the AU Mission in Somalia (UNSOA) and the Somali National Army (SNA) support package is also a possibility in November. 

  • The Council is expected to adopt a resolution on Somalia-Eritrea sanctions either tomorrow or Friday (22 or 23 October). A text was first circulated by the penholder, the UK, on Thursday last week, with negotiations on Friday and Monday, and...

  • October 2015

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare is expected to brief the Council on the strategic review of the UN Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA).  The report is due 30 September.   The Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on Somalia-Eritrea sanctions. The authorisation for maritime interdiction of illicit charcoal exports and illegal arms imports expires 24 October; the partial lifting of the arms embargo expires 30 October; and the mandate of the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group expires 30 November. 

  • Tomorrow (28 July), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and reauthorising the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Council members held one meeting on the draft resolution on...

  • On Thursday (16 July), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing from Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet on the Secretary-General’s letter of 2 July transmitting the 30 June AU-UN report. The joint report, requested by the...

  • July 2015

    Somalia and Eritrea

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNSOM, Nicholas Kay, is expected to brief the Council. A resolution renewing the mandate of UNSOM, which expires 7 August, is scheduled for adoption.

  • On Monday (8 June), Council members are scheduled to hold an informal interactive dialogue on the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Malaysia, Council president for June, will host the meeting. The participants are expected to include Maman Sidikou, Special Representative...

  • 22 May 2015

    Adoption Renewing UN Mission in Somalia

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    On Tuesday (26 May), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 7 August. The current mandate of UNSOM expires on 28 May. While the two previous UNSOM...

  • Tomorrow (19 May), the Council will be briefed via video teleconference from Addis Ababa by Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), regarding the latest 120-day report of the Secretary-General....

  • May 2015

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Council is scheduled to receive a briefing from Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), on the forthcoming Secretary-General’s report. The Council is also expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of UNSOM, which expires 28 May.

  • Tomorrow (4 February), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Nicholas Kay, will brief the Security Council on the Secretary-General’s 23 January report of the mission and on other recent developments. Maman...