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UNSC: Authorization of United Nations Operations in Somalia III (UNOSOM III)

UNSC 2019
Sponsor: Côte d’Ivoire
Signatories: USA,  Belgium, France, Indonesia, Equatorial Guinea,  

Authorization of United Nations Operations in Somalia III (UNOSOM III)

The United Nations Security Council, 

Taking into consideration that since 1991, Somalia’s Government has had little control over its territory and civilian affairs,  

Recognizing that the provisional government created after the fall of the Siad Barre government in 2006 has failed to end the ongoing Civil conflict, 

Deeply concerned that the instability in Somalia has fueled piracy around the waters of Africa and South Asia, 

Noting with regret the loss of the Comoros-flagged oil tanker Aris 13 to Somali-based pirates in March of 2017,

Deeply disturbed by the increasing influence of terrorism in Somalia, in particular, the presence of Al-Shabaab, 

Bearing in mind the success of the United Nations Operations in Cote d’Ivoire, which concluded operations on 30 June 2017, 

Further noting the importance of the three-process approach used in Cote d’Ivoire, which focused on economic restoration, disarmament, and reintegration of fighters, and reconciliation between parties, 

Recalling the failure of previous operations in Somalia to restore peace and civil authority, to end the humanitarian crisis, and to bring war criminals to justice, 

Aware of the persistent challenges to the stability of Somalia, 

determining that the situation in Somalia continues to pose a threat to international peace and security in the region,

Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, 

  1. Decides to establish the United Nations Operations in Somalia III (UNOSOM III) for an initial period of four years as from 25 February 2019, 
  2. Calls upon all members of the United Nations security council to commit to funding 10,000 land and sea based peacekeepers to Somalia in order to restore peace and order.
  3. Designates 6,000 peacekeepers as sea based forces to end the threat of piracy: 3,500 of the sea based forces will be stationed in international waters near Southwest Asia and around the east coast of the African continent, and the remaining 2,500 will operate in the coastal waters of Somalia,
  4. Further recommends the remaining 4,000 peacekeeping forces be deployed within the borders of Somalia to support the provisional government, oversee civilian affairs, and defend civilian populations from the threat of terrorism
  5. Authorizes land based forces to secure all ports of entry and lines of communication for the purpose of receiving and distributing humanitarian aid, 
  6. Urges the international community to invest in the economy of Somalia in order to foster long-term economic growth, 
  7. Requests the Secretary General to continually keep the Council informed of the situation in Somalia with a report delivered every three months, including information on troop count, progress towards goals, and disarmament of warring forces in Somalia, 
  8. Recommends that land and sea based peacekeeping forces work with civil authorities to reintegrate former fighters into civil society after disarmament has occurred, 
  9. Has resolved to remain actively seized of the matter.  
  10. Has a budget of 40 million USD loaned by the world bank to be fully paid back by 2049 with an interest rate of 6.27%