8257th Security Council Meeting: Situation in Somalia

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15-May-2018 00:01:48
Security Council reauthorizes African Union member states to maintain deployment in Somalia until end of July, adopting Resolution 2415 (2018) at 8257th meeting.

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The Security Council today decided to reauthorize member States of the African Union to maintain their deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 July 2018, recalling also its decision to authorize the regional bloc to reduce the Mission’s troop and police personnel levels by the end of October.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2415 (2018) under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council also authorized AMISOM to take all necessary measures — in full compliance with the obligations of participating States under international humanitarian law and international human rights law, and in full respect for Somalia’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, political independence and unity — to carry out its mandate as set out in operative paragraphs 7 and 8 of resolution 2372 (2017). (For more information, please see Press Release SC/12972.)

By further terms of the text, the Council recalled its decision to authorize the African Union to reduce the Mission’s level of uniformed personnel to 20,626 — to include a minimum of 1,040 AMISOM police personnel, including five Formed Police Units — by 30 October 2018. It also requested that the Secretary‑General continue to provide a logistical support package for AMISOM and 70 civilian personnel, the 10,900 Somalia National Army in joint operations with AMISOM, and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), as set out in operative paragraph 2 of resolution 2245 (2015).

The meeting began at 3:08 p.m. and ended at 3:10 p.m.
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