Briefing To The Security Council By M. Staffan De Mistura, Special Envoy Of The Secretary-General On Syria

19 March 2018 Mr President and Dear Karel, 1. I am joining you by VTC from Brussels because I had very minor eye surgery on my right eye which had been affected in many missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, and it was useful to do ...Read More

Security Council 751, 1907 Committee On Somalia, Eritrea Adds Two Names to Its 1844 Sanctions List

On 8 March 2018, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea approved the addition of the entries specified below to the list of individuals and entities subject to the tr...Read More

Secretary-General Appoints Lisa Filipetto Of Australia Head, United Nations Support Office In Somalia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lisa Filipetto of Australia as Head of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS).

Military, Political Strategy Vital To Addressing Terrorist Threat In Somalia, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Following the worst improvised explosive device attack ever carried out, defeating terrorism in Somalia would require the use of both “carrots and sticks”, the Security Council heard today, as representatives were also updated on the humani...Read More

Director-General Urges Investigation Into Killing Of Journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Gabow In Somalia

21 December 2017 Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO, today condemned the killing of television presenter Mohamed Ibrahim Gabow in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, on 11 December. “I condemn the killing of Mohamed Ibrahim Gabow...Read More

Security Council Press Statement On Somalia Security Conference, Inaugural Somalia Partnership Forum

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Koro Bessho (Japan):

Extending Arms Embargoes On Somalia, Eritrea, Security Council Adopts Resolution 2385 (2017) By 11 votes In Favour, 4 Abstentions

The Security Council today extended the modified arms embargo on Somalia and the authorization for maritime interdiction of illicit arms imports and charcoal exports until 15 November 2018, as well as the renewal of the arms ban on Eritrea ...Read More

ICJ Elections 2017: UN General Assembly and Security Council Elect Four Judges to the ICJ But fail to Agree on a Fifth, yet again! + Trivia Question

On Thursday (Nov. 9), the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council elected four judges to the International Court of Justice (see UN Press Releases here and here). Judges Ronny Abraham (France), the incumbent President; Abdulqaw...Read More

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2383 (2017), Security Council Renews Authorization For International Naval Forces To Fight Piracy Off Coast Of Somalia

The Security Council today renewed for another year its authorization for international naval forces to join in fighting piracy off Somalia’s coast, underscoring that such crime exacerbated instability in the country and fuelled corruption ...Read More


23 October 2017 NEW YORK, 23 October 2017 (Issued as received) – The tragic reality of famine around the world has revealed that many States are failing to uphold their legal responsibilities, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food,...Read More

Director-General Condemns Mogadishu Bomb Attack That Claimed Hundreds Of Lives Including That Of Journalist Ali Nur Siad-Ahmed

19 October 2017 Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO today denounced the bomb attack in the capital of Somalia that killed hundreds of people, including freelance journalist Ali Nur Siad-Ahmed. “I condemn this horrendous attack and ...Read More

Communiqué Du Conseil De Sécurité Sur L'attaque Terroriste à Mogadiscio, Somalie (en Anglais)

17 October 2017 The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack of 14 October 2017 which targeted civilians in Mogadishu, Somalia, and is reported to have killed over two hundred people and...Read More