Security Council Extends AMISOM Mandate, Adopts Statement on Women’s Role in Peace and Security
The Security Council unanimously decided to authorize a brief extension of the mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which was due to expire on 31 October. Meeting in the Temporary North Lawn Building, on a day when most of the UN Secretariat complex was closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Council also adopted a statement promoting the role of women in peace and security.
Partial view of the conference hall during the Council meeting. Shown on the dais (from left): Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Gert Rosenthal, Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of October.