Sunday, March 17, 2013

UN Security Council Resolution on Somalia

The UN Security Council adopted on 6 March 2012 a resolution on Somalia that lays out the future relationship of the international community with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS).  The resolution dissolves the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) and establishes a UN mission located in Mogadishu.  It renews the deployment of AMISOM until 6 March 2014 and demands the protection of civilians.  It lifts the arms embargo on the FGS while keeping it in force for all non-state actors and forces not under the control and jurisdiction of the FGS.  Finally, it underscores the UN's concern with the violations of the Somali and UN ban on charcoal exports.

Mohamud Uluso wrote a brief and supportive analysis of the resolution titled "UN Resolution 2093 Endorses State Building Mission for Somalia" that appeared in Pambazuka News on 13 March 2013. 

1 comment:

  1. The analysis provided by Mohamud Uluso says in part, "The arms embargo remains on all non-state actors and forces not under the Federal Government’s jurisdiction and control. The UN Security Council is satisfied with the Federal Government’s commitment to peace, stability and reconciliation across Somalia including at the regional level.
    This is clearly aimed at Somaliland. How disturbing that the UN would actually endorse actions that seem to provide the actual means for Somalia to attack Somaliland again.
    This situation I find to be similar to the events that led to the first Gulf War and Iraq's occupation of Kuwait. Where is the United States' defense of democracy in this affair?