SC Report Update: Somalia
It seems possible that in December the Council will consider both the renewal and expansion of AMISOM, the AU Mission in Somalia. The current authorisation does not expire until 31 January 2011, but moving the renewal forward would enable Uganda, AMISOM’s main troop contributor and a significant stakeholder, to participate in the decision. Uganda will be leaving the Council at the end of the year and many Council colleagues wish to recognise its strong contribution to the Council. It is less clear whether the Council will also respond to the October request from the AU Peace and Security Council for an expansion of the mission’s funding from UN assessed contributions. At the time of writing, it was expected that the UK, as the lead country in the Council on Somalia, would shortly circulate a draft resolution.