The UN this week adopted resolutions which, among others, extended the mandate of its missions in Darfur and Mali as well as renewed measures against illicit oil exports in Libya.
Resolution 2363 extends the mandate of the UN/AU mission in Darfur – UNAMID – to the end of June 2014. The Security Council also agreed the mission’s troop and police ceiling will be reduced as from January 31 next year. It will then have a maximum of 8 735 military personnel and 2 500 police personnel.
MINUSMA, the UN Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali, has also had its mandate extended until the end of June 2018.
Adopting resolution 2364, the Security Council decided the mission’s personnel numbers would stay at a maximum of 13 289 military and 1 920 police with the strategic priority the same – to support implementation of the agreement on peace and reconciliation in Mali.
The Security Council also renewed measures against illicit oil exports from Libya as well as the mandate of the expert panel assisting the sanctions committee through to November this year.
Adopting resolution 2362, the Council condemned attempts to illicitly export petroleum, including crude oil and refined petroleum products, from Libya, including by parallel institutions not acting under the authority of the Government of National Accord (GNA).
The Council also raised concerns about activities which could damage the integrity and unity of Libyan State financial institutions and the National Oil Corporation and stressed the need for the GNA “to exercise sole and effective oversight” over National Oil Corporation, the Central Bank of Libya and the Libyan Investment Authority.
In the same resolution, the Council decided the Panel of Experts on the issue will provide an interim report on its work no later than the end of February 2018 and a final report, with findings and recommendations, by September 15 next year.