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II. United Nations and Sub-Saharan Africa

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The African dimension in the work of the United Nations (UN) emerged mainly through events such as the historic elections in Libya, the crisis in the Sahel region and Mali, the end of the transition period in Somalia, the new wave of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the persisting tensions between Sudan and South Sudan. Cooperation between the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) was strengthened. Furthermore, trilateral and periodical consultations between the UN, the African Union (AU) and ECOWAS took place on Mali, the Sahel crisis and the situation in West Africa. The UN played a crucial role in supporting the African common position, whose priorities and concerns were clearly articulated in the African Consensus Statement to Rio+20, at international meetings and initiatives on the environment, sustainable development and the post-MDGs agenda.

Keywords: African Union (AU); AUPSC; Mali; Somalia; Sub-Saharan Africa; United Nations (UN); United Nations Security Council (UNSC)



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