MUNA 2017 Resolution #1 The Situation in Mali

The Situation in Mali

The General Assembly,

Recalling previous Security Council resolutions, in particular (2016)2295, (2015)2227 and 2100 (2013),

Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Mali, Reaffirming the basic principles of peacekeeping, including consent of the parties, impartiality, and non-use of force, except in self-defence and defence of the mandate,

Recognizing that the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali (“the Agreement”) signed in 2015 by the Government of Mali, the Plateforme coalition of armed groups, and the Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad coalition of armed groups,

Welcoming the positive steps taken to implement the Agreement while expressing serious concern at the continued delays in its implementation,

Strongly condemning the activities in Mali and in the Sahel region of terrorist organisations, including Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Al Mourabitoune, Ansar Eddine, and their affiliates such as the Front de Libération du Macina (FLM),

Condemning the attacks against MINUSMA, the Malian Defence and Security Forces, EUTM Mali and the French forces, that continue to be perpetrated by terrorist groups,

Emphasizing that security and stability in Mali are inextricably linked to that of the Sahel and West Africa regions, as well as the situation in Libya and in the North Africa region,

Determining that the situation in Mali continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security,

1. Demands that all armed groups put aside their arms, cease hostilities, cut off all ties with terrorist organizations and recognize without conditions the government and territorial integrity of Mali;

2. Urges all parties in Mali to cooperate fully with the deployment and activities of MINUSMA,

3. Decides to extend the mandate of MINUSMA until 31, December 2017 and increase its force levels up to a ceiling of 20,000 military personnel, and 2,500 police personnel,

Note 4 has been omitted

5. Requests the Secretary-General to take the necessary steps to expedite force and asset generation, as well as deployment;

6. Authorizes MINUSMA to take all necessary means to carry out its mandate, within its capabilities and its areas of deployment, and to undertake a more proactive and robust posture to carry out its mandate;

7. Authorizes French forces, within the limits of their capacities and areas of deployment, to use all necessary means to intervene in support of elements of MINUSMA;

8. Calls upon member states to support directly French force requirements;

9. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter. Mover: Senegal (5 mins) Seconder: France (4 mins) Speakers: Canada, Liberia, Tunisia, Nigeria, Egypt, Israel (3 mins each)

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