Security Council Reauthorizes African Union Mission in Somalia, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2568 (2021)

12 Mar

The Security Council announced today its adoption of a resolution reauthorizing the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 December and maintaining its overall 19,626 uniformed personnel level ahead of the phased handover of responsibilities to Somali security forces, planned for later in 2021.

Security Council Sanctions Committee concerning Somalia Adds Three Entries to Its Sanctions List

26 Feb

On 26 February 2021, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia approved the addition of the entries specified below to its Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the measures imposed by Security Council resolution 1844 (2008) and adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.

Somalia’s Leaders Must Avoid Risky ‘Winner-Take-All’ Tactics, Break Standoff Blocking Realization of Agreed Electoral Model, Special Representative Tells Security Council

22 Feb

Somalia’s leaders must pull back from confrontation and avoid risky “winner‑take-all tactics” in efforts to break a sensitive political deadlock over the holding of elections, the top United Nations official in the East African country told the Security Council today during a videoconference meeting, as he urged stakeholders to reach an inclusive agreement, based on the electoral model agreed on 17 September 2020, as soon as possible.

Security Council Renews Authorization for International Naval Forces Fighting Piracy Off Somali Coast, Unanimously Adopts Resolution 2554 (2020)

4 Dec

The Security Council today renewed for an additional 12 months its authorization for States and regional organizations cooperating with Somalia to use all necessary means to fight piracy off the coast of the East African country, with voting results announced virtually in accordance with the temporary silence procedure adopted for the COVID-19 pandemic.