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Explanation of Vote on the Renewal of the Mandate for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

Through this important vote, the Council has renewed MINUSMA’s critical mandate to monitor, investigate, and publicly report on the human rights situation in Mali and to protect civilians from further attacks. The resolution sends a clear message that MINUSMA’s freedom of movement must be respected in order for it to do its job.
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

We are extremely troubled by Rwanda's statements questioning MONUSCO's impartiality. The Mission has worked hard to carry out its mandated objectives impartially in what is an increasingly complex environment. Such statements encourage hostility to MONUSCO peacekeepers and they are unacceptable. To be clear, any rhetoric inciting violence or otherwise increasing the risks to MONUSCO's personnel ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Ukraine

We have welcomed the International Criminal Court’s decision to open an investigation into atrocity crimes committed in Ukraine. And with our EU colleagues, we are supporting the Ukrainian national authorities – specifically the Office of the Prosecutor General – as these authorities investigate and prepare to prosecute war crimes cases.
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the Working Methods of the Council

I wish to close by recognizing some unsung heroes. We deeply value the behind-the-scenes work of the Security Council Affairs Division, which provides the institutional memory and operational legwork of the Security Council. It is through SCAD’s unseen work that the transition from presidency to presidency, month after month, goes so smoothly and seamlessly. 
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