Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2536 (2020), Security Council Extends Sanctions against Central African Republic, Expert Panel Supporting Compliance

28 Jul

The Security Council today decided to extend its sanctions regime against the Central African Republic for one year, including an arms and ammunition embargo with some exemptions, while also renewing the mandate of its related Panel of Experts for 13 months.

Security Council Committee Concerning Central African Republic Amends List Entries of Six Individuals on Its Sanctions List

28 Jul

On 28 July 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic amended the list entries of the following individuals included on its list of individuals and entities, as specified in underline below.

Concerned by Worsening Situation in West Africa, Sahel, Security Council Presidential Statement Calls for National, Regional, International Support

28 Jul

The Security Council, expressing concern about security and humanitarian challenges in West Africa — as well as the potential of the COVID-19 pandemic to exacerbate existing fragilities — today adopted a presidential statement calling for national, regional and international support for countries of the region.

Concerned by Worsening Situation in West Africa, Sahel, Security Council Presidential Statement Calls for National, Regional, International Support

28 Jul

The Security Council, expressing concern about security and humanitarian challenges in West Africa — as well as the potential of the COVID-19 pandemic to exacerbate existing fragilities — today adopted a presidential statement calling for national, regional and international support for countries of the region.

Climate Change Exacerbates Existing Conflict Risks, Likely to Create New Ones, Assistant Secretary-General Warns Security Council

24 Jul

With climate change poised to further intensify resource competition, exacerbate conflicts and drive hundreds of millions of people from their homes, the phenomenon — once considered separately from matters of peace and security — must now take centre stage in the Security Council’s work, experts stressed during the 15-member organ’s 24 July videoconference meeting.

Climate Change Exacerbates Existing Conflict Risks, Likely to Create New Ones, Assistant Secretary-General Warns Security Council

24 Jul

With climate change poised to further intensify resource competition, exacerbate conflicts and drive hundreds of millions of people from their homes, the phenomenon — once considered separately from matters of peace and security — must now take centre stage in the Security Council’s work, experts stressed during the 15-member organ’s 24 July videoconference meeting.

Security Council Committee Says Those Inciting Violence, Undermining Peace in Central African Republic Could Meet Sanctions Criteria

24 Jul

The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic has the honour to refer to the final report dated 8 July 2020 (document S/2020/662) of the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic extended pursuant to resolution 2507 (2020), which is available on the Committee’s website:  www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/2127/panel-of-experts/reports.