UN Security Council extends mandate of UN Mission in Somalia

UN Security Council extends mandate of UN Mission in Somalia

THE UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council on Thursday adopted a decision extending the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) by 5 months, till October 31, 2022.

Resolution 2632, which was adopted unanimously by the 15 members of the council, asks the UN Secretary-General to proceed to hold the Security Council commonly knowledgeable of the implementation of this decision, the subsequent report back to be be returned on August 31.

It additionally requests the Secretary-General, following consultations with the Federal Government of Somalia, to undertake a strategic overview of UNSOM to incorporate suggestions for clearly outlined, measurable and lifelike benchmarks for monitoring efficiency in timeliness of UNSOM and the success of its mandate and to report back to the Security Council by 30 September 2022.

UNSOM was established in June 2013 by the Security Council to help state-building and peace-building in Somalia.

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