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Security Council Press Statement on Attack against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

They underlined that attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Tarek Ladeb (Tunisia): The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack perpetrated on 15 January 2021 against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) near Tessalit in Kidal region, which resulted…

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Militants continue to stage deadly attacks as insecurity expands into previously ‘safe’ zones in West Africa, Sahel, top official tells Security Council

Delegates Voice Condolences for French Soldiers, Civilians Killed in Mali, Niger

Insecurity across West Africa and the Sahel has expanded into areas previously considered safe, with militants continuing to stage deadly attacks, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the region told the Security Council today, as delegates called for consolidating gains in democratic governance recently expressed by several countries in their successful…

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UN Security Council Press Statement - on Sudan

Members of the Council stressed that such attacks are unacceptable and called for the perpetrators to be held accountable

Members of the Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the attack on Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s convoy in Khartoum on 9 March 2020. Members of the Council stressed that such attacks are unacceptable and called for the perpetrators to be held accountable. Members of the Council reiterated their…

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Foreign Involvement in Libya Must be Stopped, Top Official Tells Security Council, Describing ‘Race Against Time’ to Reach Peaceful Solution, Spare Lives

Arms Embargo Impacting Government Efforts to Protect Civilians While Militias Easily Get Weapons, Says Libyan Foreign Minister

Growing foreign involvement in Libya must be stopped as the toll of civilian casualties rises and diplomats “race against time” to convene an international conference as a bridge to intra-Libyan talks, reach a peaceful solution and spare many lives, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative told the Security Council today. “Once invited…

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Authorizing States To Inspect Vessels Suspected of Trafficking People off Libya Coast, Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution 2491 (2019)

Responding to Delegates’ Concerns, Germany’s Representative Says Suspension of Naval Rescue Operation ‘Is Temporary’

Condemning all acts of migrant smuggling and human trafficking off the coast of Libya, the Security Council today renewed for a further year its authorization for Member States to inspect vessels in the area, when there are reasonable grounds to believe they are participating in the illicit activities. Unanimously adopting resolution…

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Security Council Press Statement on Sudan

The Security Council commended the commitment of the people of Sudan to a peaceful transition and welcomed the commitment by the civilian-led transitional Government

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Joanna Wronecka (Poland): The Security Council welcomed the agreement signed on 17 August 2019 between the Forces for Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council in Sudan on the establishment of a new civilian-led transitional Government and…

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Security Council Press Statement on Acts of Terrorism in Cairo, Egypt

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the cowardly terrorist attack in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday, 4 August 2019, which resulted in at least 20 killed and others injured. The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the…

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External Actors Content to ‘Fight to the Last Libyan’ in Settling Scores, Top Official Tells Security Council, amid Concern over Migrants, Refugees

Libya’s Representative Criticizes Council Inaction, Blames Government Foe of Silencing Opponents under Cover of Fighting Terrorists

Several recent tragedies involving migrants and refugees in Libya have spotlighted the extreme vulnerability of those groups, the senior United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today, as he described a rapidly worsening conflict exacerbated by external support. “More than ever, Libyans are now fighting the wars of other…

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Security Council Renews Measures to Implement Arms Embargo against Libya for Another Year, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2473 (2019)

The Council extended authorizations set out in resolution 2420 (2018)

The Security Council today renewed measures designed to implement the arms embargo against Libya for another year, in particular those authorizing Member States to inspect vessels on the high seas off the country’s coast when reasonable grounds exist to believe they are violating the ban. Unanimously adopting resolution 2473 (2019)…

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Political Changes in Sudan Could Affect Mandate of African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Joint Special Representative Tells Security Council

Darfur has seen significant improvements in security, with some displaced people returning home but 1.6 million remaining displaced

Members Echo Sudan’s Representative in Describing Recent Events as Internal Matter Not Warranting External Discussion, Interference The planned withdrawal of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by 30 June 2020 is on track, but the political situation in Sudan has changed drastically and could affect implementation of…