Mali

Mali

14 February 2018

Aid agencies launched the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Mali, seeking $263 million to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people.  Some 4.1 million people in the country require aid in 2018, versus 3.8 million in 2017.  More than 1 in 5 Malians are facing food insecurity this year.

8 February 2018
SC/13204

On 5 February 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2374 (2017) concerning Mali convened its first meeting.

1 February 2018
SC/13193

On 29 January 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2374 (2017) concerning Mali adopted guidelines for the conduct of its work, in accordance with paragraph 9(d) of resolution 2374 (2017).

1 February 2018

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that the 2017/2018 season should end with a record global cereal output.  The forecast had been raised 13.5 million tons since December 2017, due largely to higher maize output expected in China, Mexico and the European Union.  FAO's Food Price Index in January was down almost 3 per cent year-on-year.

26 January 2018

The Governments of Brazil and Nigeria launched mass immunization campaigns to protect people against yellow fever.  With support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, an estimated 23.8 million people in Brazil, and 25 million people in Nigeria, are expected to be vaccinated.

26 January 2018
SC/13184

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan):

24 January 2018
SC/13177

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan):

24 January 2018

The International Civil Service Commission of the United Nations reported that at least 71 United Nations and associated personnel — 53 peacekeepers and 18 civilians — were killed in malicious attacks in the line of duty during 2017.  The casualties in 2017 are the highest number ever recorded by the Commission.

23 January 2018
SG/A/1784

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres announced today his decision to establish the International Commission of Inquiry envisioned by the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali.  He appointed Lena Sundh (Sweden), Vinod Boolell (Mauritius) and Simon Munzu (Cameroon) to serve as Commissioners and selected Ms. Sundh as Chair.

23 January 2018
SC/13173

With the security situation in Mali taking a turn for the worse, and elections set to take place in April, the United Nations’ top peacekeeping official told the Security Council today that parties to that country’s Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation must redouble their efforts to implement its provisions and restore stability.

23 January 2018

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today that ongoing violence in the Central African Republic has pushed forced displacement to the highest levels since the start of the crisis in 2013.  Data as of the end of December show that 688,700 people were displaced internally.

18 December 2017

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) reported that a patrol hit a suspected improvised explosive device in Kidal city, wounding one peacekeeper on 18 December.  The incident follows four separate attacks against peacekeeping personnel and premises in Kidal on 15 December.

30 November 2017

UNICEF released a report today that calls on world leaders to include specific commitments to protect uprooted children when drafting global migration policies.  The call precedes the preparatory meeting on the Global Compact for Migration, to be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from 4 to 6 December.  The report is available online.

28 November 2017

Newly released data from the International Organization for Migration show that almost half of all identified child trafficking cases begin with the involvement of a family member.  According to the data, the extent of such involvement is up to four times higher than in cases of adult trafficking.

24 November 2017
SC/13087-PKO/689

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Sebastiano Cardi (Italy):

24 November 2017
SG/SM/18798-PKO/691

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

24 November 2017
SC/13090-PKO/690

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Sebastiano Cardi (Italy):

21 November 2017

The United Nations stands ready to support repair of Syrian Arab Red Crescent warehouses hit by two mortar shells in Quneitra, in southern Syria, and replenish the destroyed aid.  Some 13.1 million people in Syria require assistance, according to the 2018 humanitarian needs assessment released today.  

7 November 2017

Among today’s highlights from the Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, were a pledge by HSBC Bank to mobilize $100 billion in sustainable financing and investment in support of the transition to a low-carbon economy and green growth around the world, and the release of a report by the European Union saying it is on track to meet its 2020 emissions-reduction target.

26 October 2017
SC/13044-PKO/681

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President François Delattre (France):