Mandate Renewal of AU Mission in Somalia and Discussion of Eritrea Sanctions

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Mandate Renewal of AU Mission in Somalia and Discussion of Eritrea Sanctions

Tomorrow (26 May), the Security Council will adopt a resolution renewing the authorisation of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which expires on 31 May. The Council has opted to adopt a three-month technical rollover of the authorisation until 31 August, to allow Council members time to consider the forthcoming recommendations of the joint AU-UN Joint Strategic Review of the mission, which is expected to be received in July. The review will provide an opportunity to review and potentially redefine the mission’s tasks, and will contain options for the reconfiguration of AMISOM, which, if accepted by both the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) and the UN Security Council, will shape the mandate at the next renewal in August.

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