20 November 2018

Security Council Committee on Somalia Begins Work under Modified Mandate

Following the adoption of resolution 2444 (2018) on 14 November 2018, by which the Security Council lifted the arms embargoes, travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions imposed on Eritrea in resolutions 1907 (2009), 2023 (2011), 2060 (2012) and 2111 (2013), the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia, formerly known as the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea, began its work under a modified mandate.

The mandate of the Committee includes the tasks as set out in paragraph 11 of resolution 751 (1992), paragraph 11 of resolution 1844 (2008), and paragraph 23 of resolution 2036 (2012). It is assisted by a Panel of Experts on Somalia, based in Nairobi.  The mandate of the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group will terminate effective 16 December 2018.

Pursuant to resolution 2444 (2018), the Committee will work towards amending its guidelines, its implementation assistance notices and its website accordingly.

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