Security Council Renews Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2531 (2020),

Unanimously adopting resolution 2531 (2020) under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the Council decided that MINUSMA will continue to comprise up to 13,289 military personnel and 1,920 police personnel.  It also authorized the Mission to use “all necessary means” to carry out its mandate “with a proactive, robust flexible and agile posture”.

The 15‑member organ decided that MINUSMA’s primary tasks will include supporting the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, signed in June 2015, support the stabilization and restoration of State authority in central Mali, protect civilians, exercise good offices, promote and protect human rights, and help create a secure environment for humanitarian assistance. […]

Regarding other military forces in the region, the resolution encourages the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5 Sahel) States — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger — to scale up the level of operation of its joint force and requested the Secretary-General to enhance the sharing of intelligence between MINUSMA and the joint force.  It also authorized French forces in Mali to use all necessary means to intervene in support of MINUSMA when the Mission faces a serious threat.  In addition, it encouraged the European Union to continue to support security sector reform and the re-establishment of State authority throughout Mali. Läs referat från säkerhetsrådet