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UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Somalia

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UN Entities

  • United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS):
    https://unsos.unmissions.org/
    The United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) was established on 9 November 2015, through a UN Security Council Resolution 2245. UNSOS is a successor operation to the United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA), which was established in 2009 (S/RES/1863 (2009)) to provide logistical field support to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
  • United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM):
    https://unsom.unmissions.org/
    The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) was established on 3 June 2013 by UN Security Council Resolution 2102, following a comprehensive assessment of the United Nations in support of the establishment of the Federal Government of Somalia. The mandate of UNSOM was subsequently renewed by Security Council resolutions 2158 (2014), 2221 (2015), 2232 (2015), 2275 (2016), 2358 (2017) and 2408 (2018). The current mandate is valid until 31 March 2019.

 

Security Council Meetings on Somalia

 

Selected UN Documents

  • S/2020/398 (13 May 2020): Situation in Somalia: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2020/398
    Submitted pursuant to para. 22 of Security Council resolution 2461 (2019) and para. 33 of resolution 2472 (2019); covers major developments between 5 Feb.-4 May 2020.
  • S/2020/174 (4 March 2020): Children and armed conflict in Somalia: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2020/174
    Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions; describes trends since the previous report (S/2016/1098); covers the period 1 Aug. 2016-30 Sept. 2019.
  • S/2020/121 (13 February 2020): Situation in Somalia: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2020/121
    Submitted pursuant to para. 22 of Security Council resolution 2461 (2019) and para. 33 of resolution 2472 (2019); covers major developments between 5 Nov. 2019-4 Feb. 2020.
  • A/HRC/42/62 (16 September 2019): Situation of human rights in Somalia: report of the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Somalia: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/42/62
    Submitted by Independent Expert Bahame Tom Nyanduga pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 39/23. Assesses the human rights situation in Somalia over the past year and reviews the achievements and challenges since the establishment of the mandate more than 25 years ago.
  • S/2019/978 (20 December 2019): Letter dated 20 December 2019 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to Resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2019/978
    Transmits report of the Committee’s activities for 2019.
  • S/2019/884 (15 November 2019): Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia: http://undocs.org/S/2019/884
    Submitted pursuant to para. 22 of Security Council resolution 2461 (2019) and para. 33 of resolution 2472 (2019); covers major developments between 5 Aug.-4 Nov. and specific measures related to the United Nations Support Office in Somalia between 1 May-31 Oct. 2019.
  • S/2019/867 (8 November 2019): The situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia : report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2019/867
    Submitted pursuant to para. 33 of Security Council resolution 2442 (2018); covers major developments since the previous report (S/2018/903) between 1 Oct. 2018-31 Oct. 2019.
    Annexes (p. 15-18): 1. Contributions of Member States, observers, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to countering piracy off the coast of Somalia — 2. Map of incidents of piracy, 2017-2019. Includes UN map no. 4600: Incidents of piracy 2017-2019 (Oct. 2019).
  • S/2019/799 (7 October 2019): Letter dated 7 October 2019 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2019/799
    Transmits report of the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator on the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Somalia and on any impediments thereto in accordance with para. 49 of Security Council resolution 2444 (2018); covers the period 1 Sept. 2018- 31 Aug. 2019.
  • S/2019/671 (20 August 2019): Letter dated 19 August 2019 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2019/671
    Transmits letter from the Chairperson of the African Union Commission forwarding a communiqué and related progress report on the situation in Somalia and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), covering the period from June-Aug. 2019, adopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 865th meeting, held in Addis Ababa, 7 Aug. 2019.
  • S/2019/661 (15 August 2019): Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia: http://undocs.org/S/2019/661
    Includes UN map no. 3690 Rev.10.2 : Somalia (May 2014). Submitted pursuant to para. 22 of Security Council resolution 2461 (2019) and para. 55 of resolution 2431 (2018); covers major developments between 5 May-4 Aug. 2019.
  • S/2019/616 (1 August 2020): Letter dated 30 July 2019 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2019/616
    Provides assessment of the Somalia arms embargo, with options and recommendations for improving implementation, pursuant to Security Council resolution 2444 (2018).
  • S/2019/440 (12 July 2020): Letter dated 24 May 2019 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2019/440 Transmits letter from the Chairperson of the African Union Commission forwarding a communiqué and related report on the African Union-United Nations 5th joint review of the African Union Mission in Somalia, adopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 848th meeting, held in Addis Ababa, 9 May 2019.
  • S/2019/393 (15 May 2019): Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia: http://undocs.org/S/2019/393
    Includes UN map no. 3690 Rev.10.2: Somalia (May 2014). Submitted pursuant to para. 22 of Security Council resolution 2461 (2019) and para. 55 of resolution 2431 (2018); covers major developments between 14 Dec. 2018-4 May 2019.
  • S/2019/388 (13 May 2019): Letter dated 10 May 2019 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2019/388
    Pursuant to Security Council resolution 2431 (2018), reports on the joint review mission of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), conducted by the UN and the African Union between 4-19 Mar. 2019.
  • S/2019/255 (28 March 2019): Letter dated 20 March 2019 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2019/255
    Transmits letter from the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union forwarding his report on the situation in Somalia, the strategic concept of operations of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for 2018-2021 and the communiqués adopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 806th and 827th meetings, held in Addis Ababa, 7 Nov. 2018 and 13 Feb. 2019.
  • S/2018/1116 (31 December 2019): Letter dated 14 December 2018 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to Resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/1116 Transmits report of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea from 1 Jan.-14 Nov. 2018 and of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia from 14 Nov.-31 Dec. 2018.
  • S/2018/1149 (21 December 2018): Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia: http://undocs.org/S/2018/1149
    Includes UN map no. 3690 Rev.10.2: Somalia (May 2014).Submitted pursuant to para. 28 of Security Council resolution 2408 (2018) and para. 55 of resolution 2431 (2018); covers major developments between 23 Aug.-13 Dec. 2018.
  • S/2018/1002 (9 November 2018): Letter dated 7 November 2018 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to Resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/1002
    Transmits report on Somalia of the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, pursuant to para. 48 of Security Council resolution 2385 (2017).
  • S/2018/903 (10 October 2018): The situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2018/903
    Submitted pursuant to para. 33 of Security Council resolution 2383 (2017); covers major developments since the previous report (S/2017/859) between 1 Oct. 2017-30 Sept. 2018. Annexes (p. 16-18): 1. Contributions of Member States, observers, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to countering piracy off the coast of Somalia — 2. Map showing pirate activity off the coast of Somalia during 2017/18.
  • S/2018/800 (30 August 2018): Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia: http://undocs.org/S/2018/800
    Includes UN map no. 3690 Rev.10 : Somalia (Dec. 2011). Submitted pursuant to para. 28 of Security Council resolution 2408 (2018) and para. 55 of resolution 2431 (2018); covers major developments between 25 Apr.-22 Aug. 2018.
  • A/HRC/39/72 (19 July 2018): Report of the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Somalia: note / by the Secretariat: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/39/72 Submitted by Independent Expert Bahame Tom Nyanduga pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 36/27.
  • S/2018/674 (6 July 2018): Letter dated 5 July 2018 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/674 Pursuant to Security Council resolution 2372 (2017), reports on the joint review mission of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), conducted by the UN and the African Union between 10-19 May 2018.
  • S/2018/411 (2 May 2018): Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia: http://undocs.org/S/2018/411
    Includes UN map no. 3690 Rev.10 : Somalia (Dec. 2011). Submitted pursuant to para. 55 of Security Council resolution 2372 (2017) and para. 28 of resolution 2408 (2018); covers major developments between 21 Dec. 2017-24 Apr. 2018.
  • S/2017/1088 (29 December 2017): Letter dated 18 December 20167 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to Resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/1088
    Transmits report of the Committee’s activities for 2017.
  • S/2017/1109 (26 December 2017): Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia: http://undocs.org/S/2017/1109
    Includes UN map no. 3690 Rev.10: Somalia (Dec. 2011). Submitted pursuant to para. 25 of Security Council resolution 2358 (2017) and para. 55 of resolution 2372 (2017); covers major developments from 23 Aug.-20 Dec. 2017.
  • S/2017/859 (12 October 2017): Report of the Secretary-General on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia: http://undocs.org/S/2017/859
    Submitted pursuant to para. 33 of Security Council resolution 2316 (2016); covers major developments since the previous report of 7 Oct. 2016 (S/2016/843).
    “Annex: Contributions of Member States in relation to combating piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia.
  • A/HRC/36/62 (6 September 2017): Report of the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Somalia: note / by the Secretariat: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/36/62
    Submitted by Independent Expert Bahame Tom Nyanduga pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 33/17.
  • S/AC.51/2017/2 (13 July 2017): Conclusions on children and armed conflict in Somalia: Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict: http://undocs.org/S/AC.51/2017/2
  • S/2016/1098 (22 December 2016): Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Somalia: http://undocs.org/S/2016/1098
    Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions; covers the period 1 Apr. 2010-31 July 2016.
  • S/2015/1037 (28 December 2015): Letter dated 24 December 2015 from the Chair of the Security Council Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2015/1037
    Transmits concept note of this year’s 4th thematic discussion of the Security Council Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations, held on 26 June 2015, entitled “The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM): Lessons learned”.
  • S/2014/726 (13 October 2014): Letter dated 10 October 2014 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2014/726
    Transmits letter dated 19 Sept. 2014 from the members of the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea submitting the report on Somalia pursuant to Security Council resolution 2111 (2013).
  • A/HRC/25/45 (8 January 2014): Stand-Alone High-Level Interactive Dialogue on Assistance to Somalia in the Field of Human Rights : report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/25/45
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council decision 23/114; dialogue held on 24 Sept. 2013.
  • S/2012/74 (31 January 2012): Special report of the Secretary-General on Somalia: http://undocs.org/S/2012/74

 

Selected Statements and Speeches by UN Officials

  

Further Information

 

Selected Non-UN Sources

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