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27 May 2016 description
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SC/12378
7699th Meeting (PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Briefer Tells of Species Lost To Desertification, Youths Lured by Militants

Stretched thin between the interlinked challenges of desertification, poverty and rising violent extremism, resolving challenges facing the Sahel region of Africa would require accelerated regional action and urgent international support, the Security Council heard during a series of briefings today.

22 May 2016 description
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SC/12366-AFR/3381-PKO/581

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on 18 May 2016 against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) near Aguelhok, in the Kidal region, during which five peacekeepers from Chad were killed and three others injured.

14 May 2016 description
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SC/12363

7692nd Meeting (PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The Security Council today demanded that Boko Haram immediately halt all violence and all abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, as it strongly condemned the group’s terrorist attacks in the Lake Chad Basin region and expressed deep concern that its activities were undermining peace and stability in West and Central Africa.

05 Apr 2016 description
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SC/12316

7665th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Initial Optimism over Signing of Accord Dampened by Terrorism, Says Foreign Minister, Blaming Instability on Libya Situation

Every day lost in implementing the peace agreement in Mali was a day gained by extremist and terrorist groups betting on its collapse, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations said today as he briefed the Security Council on the situation in that country.

31 Mar 2016 description
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I. Introduction

1 . The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2227 (2015), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2016 and requested me to report every three months on the situation in Mali, focusing on progress in the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali and the efforts of MINUSMA to support it. It covers the period from 17 December 2015 to 18 March 2016.

28 Mar 2016 description
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SC/12304
7658th Meeting (AM)
Security Council | Meetings Coverage

Their Role Often Lauded, Rarely Visible, Says Gender Entity Chief, as Other Briefers Detail Progress, List Challenges

Women must be placed at the centre of efforts to prevent or resolve conflict in Africa, speakers said today as the Security Council took up the “women, peace and security agenda”, considering the role of women in creating more peaceful and equitable societies on the continent.

28 Mar 2016 description

As the representative of the current Chair of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa, I have the honour to transmit to you herewith (see annex) the report of the Committee on its forty-first ministerial meeting, which was held in Libreville from 23 to 27 November 2015, together with the following documents:

• Status of implementation of the recommendations of the fortieth meeting and the list of recommendations of the thirty-ninth meeting;

18 Mar 2016 description
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CS/12285

7647e séance – matin
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

Le Conseil de sécurité a entendu, ce matin, les représentants de la France, de l’Angola et du Sénégal faire un compte-rendu de la mission qu’ils ont conduite en Afrique de l’Ouest, du 3 au 9 mars 2016, et au cours de laquelle ils ont réaffirmé l’importance que l’organe chargé du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales attache à la situation dans la région, en particulier au Mali et en Guinée-Bissau, pays où la réconciliation doit primer sur les divisions.

16 Mar 2016 description
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SC/12285

7647th Meeting* (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Members of the Security Council briefed the 15-nation organ today on their visiting missions to Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Senegal, providing a closer examination of the current situations in those West African countries and the wider region.

02 Mar 2016 description

Africa would be at the heart of the Security Council’s work in March, with the 15-member body travelling to the continent ahead of open debates on the Great Lakes region and the role of women in conflict prevention and resolution, the Permanent Representative of Angola, the 15-member body’s President for the month, said today at a Headquarters press conference.

15 Jan 2016 description
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SC/12201  

7604th Meeting (PM)  

Briefing the Security Council today, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa painted a mixed picture of the situation in the region, noting the completion of peaceful elections in several nations, as well as the continuing threats of terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime.

13 Jan 2016 description
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SC/12198-AFR/3300-PKO/555

On trouvera ci-après le texte de la déclaration à la presse faite, aujourd’hui, par le Président du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois de janvier, M. Elbio Rosselli (Uruguay):

Le 11 janvier 2016, les membres du Conseil de sécurité ont entendu un exposé du Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien de la paix, M. Hervé Ladsous, sur la situation au Mali.

13 Jan 2016 description
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SC/12198-AFR/3300-PKO/555

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Elbio Rosselli (Uruguay):

The members of the Security Council heard a briefing on 11 January 2016 by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping operations, Hervé Ladsous, on the situation in Mali.

12 Jan 2016 description
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CS/12195

7600e séance – après-midi

Face à la détermination de groupes extrémistes qui veulent faire échouer le processus de paix, il est urgent de mettre en œuvre l’Accord pour la paix et la réconciliation au Mali signé le 20 juin 2015, a affirmé devant le Conseil de sécurité, cet après-midi, le Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien de la paix, M. Hervé Ladsous.

12 Jan 2016 description
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SC/12195

7600th Meeting (PM)

Government Still Committed to Accord, despite Terror Threat, Says Foreign Minister

Delays in implementing elements of Mali’s 2015 peace agreement could unravel the hard-won confidence built between the signatories to the accord, United Nations peacekeeping chief Hervé Ladsous warned today, while briefing the Security Council on the situation in that country.