Security Council, Renewing Arms Embargo on Somalia, Authorization to Inspect Vessels, Adopts Resolution 2607 (2021) by 13 Votes in Favour, 2 Abstentions

15 Nov

To enforce the arms embargo on Somalia, the Security Council decided today to reauthorize maritime interdiction of illicit weapons imports and charcoal exports, while also renewing the mandate of the Panel of Experts on Somalia.

Security Council Extends Mandate of Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic for One Year, Adopting Resolution 2605 (2021)

12 Nov

The Security Council today decided to extend the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 15 November 2022, outlining a range of mandated tasks from civilian protection to the promotion and protection of human rights.

Amid Severe Instability in Sahel, Joint Force Needs More Predictable Funding, Global Support to Combat Violent Extremism, Peace Operations Chief Tells Security Council

12 Nov

Amid a persistently unstable security situation punctuated by alarming terrorist attacks, troops deployed to combat violent extremism in the Sahel region need more predictable funding and broader international support, the United Nations senior peace operations official told the Security Council today.

Security Council Delegates Call for Increasing Number of Women in United Nations Police, as Peacekeeping Chief Outlines Priorities

10 Nov

Female police officers are instrumental to the United Nations’ flagship initiative to strengthen the effectiveness of its peace operations, the Security Council heard today, as speakers discussed more gender-responsive policing and how to increase the deployment of women on the ground.

Security Council 2140 Sanctions Committee Adds Three Entries to Its Sanctions List

9 Nov

On 9 November 2021, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014) approved the addition of the entries specified below to its Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the measures imposed by Security Council resolutions 2140 (2014) and 2216 (2015) and adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.

Without Full Inclusion, Peace ‘Is a Job Half Done’, Secretary-General Stresses in Remarks to Security Council Debate on Exclusion, Inequality, Conflict

9 Nov

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres remarks to the open debate of the Security Council on “Maintenance of International Peace and Security:  Exclusion, Inequality and Conflicts”, held today: