Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali (S/2012/894)

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I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2071 (2012), adopted on 12 October 2012, in which the Council requested that I should report on the implementation of the resolution, in particular with regard to the provision of support by the United Nations to the Malian political process and to the planning for a potential deployment of an international military force to assist the Malian armed forces in recovering the occupied regions in the north of the country. The report summarizes major political and security developments in Mali since January 2012, outlines the United Nations multidimensional response to the crisis, presents the activities carried out by the Organization to implement the resolution and makes recommendations with regard to the way forward.