Security Council recommends continued monitoring of Somali embargo violations

The United Nations Security Council today recommended that Secretary-General Kofi Annan re-establish the group monitoring weapons embargo violations in Somalia and that the Council's relevant sanctions committee visit the Horn of Africa country to show the Council's "determination to give full effect to the arms embargo."

Arms traders circumvent Security Council's embargo against Somalia – UN report

Despite a weapons embargo against Somali militias, they continue to receive arms and to train fighters, leading to "a seriously elevated level of threat of violence against the peaceful establishment in Somalia of the Transitional Federal Government," the UN Monitoring Group on the Horn of Africa country says.

Security Council notes need to expand UN presence in Somalia

Calling on United Nations Member States to support war-battered Somalia's Transitional Federal Government, the Security Council today said it would welcome an incrementally expanding role for the world body in the Horn of Africa country.

Arms embargo against Somalia must be tightened, UN report says

With sporadic fighting continuing in Somalia and preventing the implementation of United Nations programmes in large areas of the country, Secretary-General Kofi Annan is calling for a tighter arms embargo against the Horn of Africa country, especially for heavy weapons.