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14 Nov 2018 description
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SC/13576
14 NOVEMBER 2018

Hailing the recent and historic rapprochements in the Horn of Africa, the Security Council today decided to lift the arms embargo, travel ban, assets freeze and targeted sanctions previously imposed on Eritrea, while simultaneously renewing its sanctions imposed against neighbouring Somalia.

12 Nov 2018 description
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SC/13572 10 NOVEMBER 2018

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Ma Zhaoxu (China):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attacks of 9 November 2018, which killed and injured innocent Somalis.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Somalia. The members of the Security Council wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

06 Nov 2018 description
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SC/13566
6 NOVEMBER 2018
SECURITY COUNCIL
8391ST MEETING (AM)

The Security Council, acting by consensus today, decided to renew for 12 months authorizations allowing international naval forces to join in the fight against piracy in the waters off the coast of Somalia.

21 Oct 2018 description
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I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 33 of Security Council resolution 2383 (2017), in which the Council requested me to provide an annual report on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia.

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
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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.