Amid Alarm over Mali’s Withdrawal from Regional Security Architecture, Top Peace Official Briefs Security Council on Challenges to Ending Terrorism in Sahel

18 May

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.

Amid Executions, Forced Disappearances in Mali, Mission Head Tells Security Council Little Progress Made towards Implementing Peace Agreement

7 Apr

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.

Security Council 2374 Committee Holds Meeting with Mali, Regional States and Organizations to Discuss Implementation of 2374 Sanctions Measures

4 Apr

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.

Security Council 2374 Committee concerning Mali Holds Meeting to Consider Midterm Report of Its Panel of Experts

22 Feb

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).

Economic Sanctions on Mali Tightened as West African Leaders Reject Proposed Timetable for Presidential Election, Special Representative Tells Security Council

11 Jan

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.

Secretary-General Appoints Daniela Kroslak of Germany Deputy Special Representative in Mali

7 Jan

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).