Terrorism in the Sahel is a slow-burning, mortal threat, a senior United Nations peace operations official told the Security Council today as speakers expressed alarm about the recent departure of Mali from the region’s security architecture.
A year and half after the military took power by force in Mali, there has been “no notable progress” in implementing the 2015 peace agreement, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today, as delegates called for an independent investigation into reports of summary executions of civilians in the town of Moura in March.
On 16 March 2022, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2374 (2017) concerning Mali held informal consultations to hear statements related to the implementation of the sanctions regime by the delegations of Mali, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana (in its capacity as chair of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS), Guinea, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and the African Union.
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Lana Zaki Nusseibeh (United Arab Emirates):
On 8 February 2022, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2374 (2017) concerning Mali held informal consultations to consider the midterm report of the Panel of Experts on Mali, submitted in accordance with paragraph 4 of resolution 2590 (2021).
Sanctions imposed on Mali in December 2021 were upheld and new restrictions imposed, following an extraordinary meeting held by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) over the weekend to assess the situation in the strife‑torn country, the senior United Nations official for Mali told the Security Council today.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Daniela Kroslak of Germany as his new Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).