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13 Sep 2018 description
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Mogadishu’s Permanent Representative Urges Steps to Cut off Means of Al-Shabaab’s Survival, Identify Its Supporters

The past three years have seen some remarkable achievements in Somalia – including the peaceful transition of presidential power, improved finances, and the formation of a Government with a compelling reform agenda — the top United Nations official in the Horn of Africa country told the Security Council today, while cautioning that no one should be deluded about the challenges ahead.

30 Jul 2018 description
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SC/13440

Security Council
8322nd Meeting (AM)

Asmara’s Representative Calls for Lifting of Embargo without Preconditions

On the heels of the landmark rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, which ended two decades of hostility, the international community must honour its responsibilities to support historic efforts to build peace in the Horn of Africa, the Security Council heard today following a briefing on the recent visit to the region by the Sanctions Committee on Eritrea and Somalia.

30 Jul 2018 description
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SC/13439

Security Council
8321st Meeting (AM)

Partnership Vital in Building Professional Forces, Says Permanent Representative

The Security Council renewed today its authorization of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for another 10 months, deciding to reduce uniformed personnel to 20,626 by 28 February 2019, and cautioning against any further delay in lowering that number beyond that date.

12 Jul 2018 description
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CS/13417
11 JUILLET 2018

Comprendre et gérer les risques de sécurité liés au climat, c’est ce que le Conseil de sécurité s’est efforcé de faire aujourd’hui, avec l’aide de la Vice-Secrétaire générale de l’ONU, du Ministre iraquien des ressources hydriques, de la représentante du Forum international des populations autochtones sur les changements climatiques et du Président de Nauru.

11 Jul 2018 description
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SC/13417

11 JULY 2018

SECURITY COUNCIL

8307TH MEETING (AM)

Note: A complete summary of today's Security Council meeting will be made available after its conclusion.

Briefings

07 Jun 2018 description
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SC/13370

7 JUNE 2018

SECURITY COUNCIL

8280TH MEETING* (AM)

Welcoming security, economic and political reforms in Somalia — including the peaceful election of a new Speaker of the House of People and resumed Parliament activity — the Security Council today noted with concern recent fighting in the northern Sool region, urging parties to cease hostilities, pull back their forces and engage in dialogue.

23 May 2018 description
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CS/13348
22 MAI 2018

Près de 90 intervenants, dont 5 ministres, ont pris part aujourd’hui au débat annuel du Conseil de sécurité sur la protection des civils en période de conflit armé, présidé par le Ministre des affaires étrangères de la Pologne, M. Jacek Czaputowicz. Après avoir brossé un tableau très sombre de la situation, le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, a engagé les États Membres à prendre des mesures concrètes pour asseoir le respect du droit international et inciter les parties à tout conflit à adopter de bonnes pratiques.

22 May 2018 description

SG/SM/19047-SC/13349
22 MAY 2018

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, in New York today:

I thank the Government of Poland for convening this open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.

15 May 2018 description
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SC/13341

SECURITY COUNCIL
8259TH MEETING (PM)

‘Astonishing’ Gains Made against Al-Shabaab, Says Permanent Representative

The recent approval of Somalia’s security transition plan by the Council of Ministers, and its endorsement by the African Union Peace and Security Council, marked a milestone in the country’s path towards assuming full responsibility for its own stability, the Secretary‑General’s Special Representative told the Security Council today.

15 May 2018 description
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SC/13339

Security Council
8257th Meeting (PM)

The Security Council today decided to reauthorize member States of the African Union to maintain their deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 July 2018, recalling also its decision to authorize the regional bloc to reduce the Mission’s troop and police personnel levels by the end of October.

03 May 2018 description

Strengthening the principles of international law and the protection of civilians in armed conflict would be two of the major themes that the Security Council would address in the coming month, Joanna Wronecka (Poland), Council President for May, said today as she laid out the organ’s monthly programme of work at a Headquarters press briefing.

04 Apr 2018 description
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SC/13277-PKO/717

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Peru):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack of 1 April 2018 perpetrated by Al‑Shabaab against the Ugandan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Lower Shabelle in Somalia, in which a number of soldiers were killed and injured.

27 Mar 2018 description
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SC/13264

Security Council
8215th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 31 March 2019, as previously set out in resolution 2158 (2014).

Unanimously adopting resolution 2408 (2018), the Council underscored the importance of the Mission’s support to the Somali Government‑led political process as well as the importance of its support to the federal Government of Somalia on preparations for the delivery of inclusive, credible and transparent elections.

23 Mar 2018 description
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SC/13262

Security Council
8213th Meeting (AM)

The United Nations senior-most humanitarian official and the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) came together today to urge the Security Council to play a greater role in breaking the link between hunger and conflict, stating that in doing so, it would make a significant contribution to famine eradication and sustainable development.