Africa

Africa

9 March 2017
SC/12744

Briefing on the heels of the Security Council’s recent visit to Africa’s Lake Chad Basin — beset by development challenges, looming famine and the brutal tactics of Boko Haram — the mission’s co-Chairs emphasized today the need for an enhanced and holistic response to the subregion’s largely neglected crisis.

9 March 2017

The Secretary-General’s new report “Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: A New Approach” focuses on victims’ rights and dignity; more transparent reporting and investigation; multi-stakeholder network support for prevention and response efforts; raising awareness and sharing best practices.

9 March 2017
DSG/SM/1042-SC/12745

Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s briefing to the Security Council on the Lake Chad Basin, in New York today:

8 March 2017
DC/3688-AFR/3538

The Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and all Parts and Components that can be used for their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly (Kinshasa Convention) enters into force today, today.

2 March 2017

The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, in a statement issued today, condemned the firing yesterday of a rocket from Gaza towards Israel. This is the third such incident in the past 30 days after a period of almost four months of quiet.  Such provocations seek only to undermine peace, he said.

25 February 2017
SG/SM/18455-AFR/3537

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

24 February 2017
SC/12733

On 17 February 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic held informal consultations to consider the progress update of the Panel of Experts, submitted in pursuance of paragraph 23(d) of resolution 2262 (2016).

24 February 2017
SC/12734-AFR/3536

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukraine):

23 February 2017
SG/A/1707-BIO/4935-PKO/625

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Tesfay Gidey Hailemichael of Ethiopia as Force Commander for the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).

22 February 2017
SG/SM/18450-AFR/3535

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Michael Keating, Special Representative of the Secretary-General, to the inaugural ceremony for Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmajo”, in Mogadishu today:

21 February 2017
SG/A/1706*-AFR/3534*-BIO/4931*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of François Louncény Fall of Guinea as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA).

16 February 2017
SG/SM/18443-AFR/3532-L/3267

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

10 February 2017
SC/12713-AFR/3531-PKO/623

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukraine):

1 February 2017
SC/12702-AFR/3529

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukraine):

30 January 2017
SG/SM/18421-AFR/3528

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s remarks to the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa today:

29 January 2017
SG/SM/18420-AFR/3527

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the high-level event on the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia, in Addis Ababa today:

29 January 2017
SG/2237-AFR/3526

The African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the United Nations held a joint consultative meeting on South Sudan on 29 January on the margins of the African Union twenty-eighth Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa.

24 January 2017
SC/12692-AFR/3525-PKO/622

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Olof Skoog (Sweden):

20 January 2017
SC/12689

Expressing its concerns over the prevalence of violent extremism that could be conducive to terrorism, the Security Council strongly condemned all terrorist attacks in West Africa, notably those carried out by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin.

19 January 2017
SG/SM/18412-AFR/3524

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: