The Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution reaffirming its previous decision made with the African Union Peace and Security Council to reconfigure the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) into the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), taking note of the African Union’s request to extend the drawdown of 2,000 ATMIS personnel until 30 June 2023, in line with a communiqué adopted by the African Union Peace and Security Council during a meeting on 11 November.
In Colombia, the United Nations team has received over $17 million for the multi-donor fund aiding the country’s “Total Peace” initiative, securing 76 per cent of the Fund’s 2023 investment needs to support transitional justice, rural development, reintegration of ex-combatants and security.
The Elsie Initiative Fund for Women in Peace Operations announced today the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali will receive a nearly $1.5 million grant to build gender-sensitive camp facilities and thus facilitate greater deployment of women police from Nigeria, Senegal and Togo.
Today, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs visited Kherson in Ukraine after the Government regained control. In the past month, humanitarian convoys have been bringing to Kherson water, food, medicines, blankets and other essential items, including generators to ensure hospitals and schools continue operating.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is in West Java, Indonesia, following the earthquake that struck Monday, and has distributed 350 customized kits to women, adolescents and people living with HIV. Deployed midwives to West Java have also established a reproductive health centre, where three babies have been born so far.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
To enforce the arms embargo on Somalia, the Security Council decided today to reauthorize maritime interdiction of illicit weapons imports, charcoal exports, and improvised explosive device components, while also renewing the mandate of the Panel of Experts on Somalia.
The Security Council today decided to adopt resolution 2661 (2022), which extended resolution 2607 (2021) by two days, until 17 November 2022.
On 14 October, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia held informal consultations to hear a briefing by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, following the submission of the report of the Emergency Relief Coordinator, pursuant to paragraph 43 of resolution 2607 (2021), on the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Somalia and on any impediments thereof.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today released its Adaptation Gap Report, which finds that global efforts in adaptation planning, financing and implementation are not keeping pace with the growing risks.