Somalia

  • February 2015

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In February, the Council will receive a briefing on the most recent UNSOM report and another briefing from the chair of the 751/1907 Somalia-Eritrea Sanctions Committee.

  • January 2015

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In January 2015, the Council is expecting a briefing on the Secretary-General’s 120-day report on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The briefing will be followed by consultations. 

  • November 2014

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing counter-piracy measures for Somalia, due to expire on 18 November. 

  • Tomorrow (24 October), the Council is set to vote on a resolution on Somalia-Eritrea sanctions and the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). A draft text was first circulated last Friday, followed by three expert-level meetings this week. At press time...

  • October 2014

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, Special Representative Nicholas Kay is scheduled to brief the Council on the most recent report of the Secretary-General on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman is scheduled to brief the Council on the Secretary-General’s report on piracy due 17 October. The Council is expected to adopt resolutions renewing authorisation of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and addressing aspects of the 751/1907 Somalia-Eritrea sanctions regime, including the partial lifting of the arms embargo (expires on 25 October), the humanitarian exemption (expires on 25 October) and the mandate of the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (expires on 25 November).   

  • Mogadishu and Nairobi – (13 August) Last night Council members ended their visiting mission to Europe and Africa. During the trip, Council members visited five countries in five days and met with three presidents and two prime ministers; several other...

  • Tomorrow morning (11 July), the Security Council expects to discuss the work of the 2127 Central African Republic (CAR) Sanctions Committee and the 751/1907 Somalia-Eritrea Sanctions Committee. The Council will receive the briefing on the CAR Sanctions Committee in a...

  • July 2014

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, Ambassador Oh Joon (South Korea), chair of the 751/1907 Somalia-Eritrea Sanctions Committee, is scheduled to brief Council members in consultations. An outcome is not anticipated.

  • 5 June 2014

    Annual Meeting with Members of the AU PSC

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    Tomorrow (6 June), members of the Security Council and members of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) will hold their eighth annual consultative meeting. Security Council members and PSC members have held joint meetings since 2007, alternating between their...

  • Tomorrow (4 June), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos is scheduled to brief the Security Council in consultations on the humanitarian situation in Somalia. The upcoming briefing by Amos was initially suggested on 22 May by...

  • Tomorrow (29 May) the Security Council is scheduled to adopt three resolutions renewing the mandates of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Mission in Guinea-Bissau...

  • Tomorrow (22 May), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on arms and ammunition management by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS). The Council is also scheduled to hold a briefing and consultations on the UN Assistance...

  • May 2014

    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), Nicholas Kay, by video teleconference on recent developments and the quarterly report of the Secretary-General. Council members will also hold consultations. An UNSOM mandate review, likely to be in the form of a letter to the Council from the Secretary-General, will further inform the briefing and consultations. The Council will likely adopt a resolution renewing the UNSOM mandate, which expires on 3 June. 

  • Tomorrow afternoon, 23 April, Council members are scheduled to hold an informal interactive dialogue on the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). (Informal interactive dialogues are unofficial meetings held at a venue other than Council chambers or consultation room where participation...

  • Tomorrow (11 March), Special Representative of the Secretary-General Nicholas Kay is scheduled to brief the Council on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). Kay will likely be briefing via videoconference from Mogadishu. It was unclear at press time, if...