Somalia’s Successful Presidential Elections Present Renewed Chances to Collaborate with Government, Chair of 751 Committee Tells Security Council

21 Jun

Members of the Security Council’s committee on the sanctions regime for Somalia are of the view that the successful conclusion of presidential elections presents a renewed opportunity to cooperate and collaborate with that country’s Government on important issues which fall under that committee’s remit, the Chair of the subsidiary body told the Council today.

Security Council Committee on Somalia Briefed by Panel of Experts on Its Midterm Update

17 Jun

On 3 June 2022, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia (“the Committee”) held informal consultations to hear a briefing by the Panel of Experts on Somalia on its comprehensive midterm update, covering the period from 16 December 2021 to 27 April 2022, and submitted pursuant to paragraph 41 of resolution 2607 (2021).

Security Council Committee Concerning Somalia Approves Updated Implementation Assistance Notice Related to Partial Lifting of Arms Embargo on Somalia

1 Jun

On 31 May 2022, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia updated its Implementation Assistance Notice (IAN) 2: “Summary of procedural approvals and notification requirements related to the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somalia”.

Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2632 (2022)

26 May

Following the recent election that brought President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud into power, the Security Council today extended until 31 October 2022 the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) — as set out in resolution 2158 (2014), deciding further that it should continue to implement that mandate in accordance with resolution 2592 (2021).

Peaceful Transfer of Power in Somalia Offers Long-Awaited Opportunity to Advance Urgent National Priorities, Special Representative Tells Security Council

23 May

The peaceful transfer of power following the conclusion of elections on 15 May offers a long-awaited opportunity for Somalia to make progress on urgent national priorities, the top United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today.

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2628 (2022), Security Council Endorses Decision to Reconfigure Existing Entity into African Union Transition Mission in Somalia

31 Mar

The Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing a previous decision it made with the African Union to reconfigure the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) into the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia, as speakers underscored the need to continue countering al-Shabaab and expressed hope that the Government of Somalia will gradually assume greater security responsibilities going forward.