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2021

SC: Briefing on MINUSMA / Mali Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on the situation in Mali (MINUSMA), 6 April 2021.

I thank Under-Secretary-General Lacroix for his briefing. We appreciate Mali's consistent participation in these meetings. Let me also thank Special Representative Annadif for his relentless efforts for peace and security in Mali – and we warmly welcome his successor, Mr. Wane.

President,

I want to start by recognising some of the good news since we last met on this topic:

The arrival of the first COVID-19 vaccines in Mali through the COVAX initiative.

The meetings of the Monitoring Committee of the Peace Agreement in Kidal and Kayes.

And, not least: the increasing participation of women in that Committee.

Yet, at the same time, we have continued to witness horrific attacks against civilians in and around Mali. And we have again seen loss of life among MINUSMA’s brave personnel and its partners. We repeat our sympathy and condolences to Chad, and all affected by Friday's unacceptable attacks.

The deteriorating humanitarian situation also calls for increased action. To ensure protection of civilians, as well as safe and unhindered humanitarian access. Recent reports about sexual and gender-based violence and violence against children - including recruitment to armed forces and groups - are deeply worrying. We urge all parties to conflict in Mali to implement the conclusions adopted by the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict in December.

President,

Persistent security and governance challenges in Mali tell us at least four things:

First: MINUSMA is still needed.This is why we agree that it was wise to keep the roadmap focused on the transition for now. The useful description of a “Phase 1 End State” will help the preparations for Phase 2 – to be done jointly with the UN Country Team. However, decisions on an exit are best left for later.

Second: Military force alone can never solve problems in the long term. Lasting security depends on: inclusive and sustainable development, good governance, and on respect for the rights of all Malians. They deserve to see the Algiers Agreement become a reality. This means: the return of a civilian state that protects its population against violence and injustices, and that provides basic services, like education. Along with full Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration.

Third: The fight against impunity must be stepped up in Mali. All perpetrators must be held accountable for violations and abuses of human rights, and violations of international humanitarian law. In this regard, we reiterate the call for follow-up on the recommendations of the International Commission of Inquiry for Mali.

And fourth: Local mediation and dialogue should be supported to mitigate and address conflicts, and to reduce violence. Inter-communal mediation has demonstrated some results recently when it comes to addressing competition over natural resources - which is increasingly a cause of conflict due to climate change. These results give reason for optimism. MINUSMA also has a role to play here- alongside various actors on the ground. As we stated at the ministerial meeting of the Sahel Coalition: “Norway stands ready to expand its engagement in peace and reconciliation work.”

President,

There is now less than a year until peaceful and credible elections must be held in Mali. For the Malian people, there should be no doubt that the transition will end democratically- with political reforms, and the restoration of Constitutional order. We commend ECOWAS, the AU, and neighbouring countries for their continued engagement. We also commend the Government Action Plan approved in February. But this must be followed by a concrete timeline for the elections.

More than anything, the legacy of the transition government will be determined by its ability to ensure inclusive democracy in Mali – not least through the full, equal, and meaningful participation of women.

SC: Working Methods

Statement by Kenya on behalf of the ten elected members of the UN Security Council (E10) on the working methods of the Council, 16 June 2021.

SC: Yemen

Statement by Permanent Representative Ambassador Mona Juul in the Security Council on Yemen, 15 June 2021.

SC: Mali / MINUSMA

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador Odd-Inge Kvalheim on the situation in Mali, 14 June 2021.

SC: Cooperation between UN and EU

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador Trine Heimerback on the cooperation between the United Nations and the European Union, 10 June 2021.

SC: ICC Sudan

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador Trine Heimerback on the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Sudan, 9 June 2021.

SC: International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Trine Heimerback at the debate on the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, 8 June 2021.

SC: Central Africa

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Trine Heimerback on the situation in Central Africa and the activities of the UN regional office (UNOCA) , 7 June 2021.

SC: Syria - Chemical Weapons

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Trine Heimerback in the open briefing on the use of Chemical Weapons in Syria, 3 June 2021.

SC: Women Peace Security & Sahel

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador Odd-Inge Kvalheim in the Arria-formula meeting of the Security Council on Women, Peace and Security in the Sahel region, 2 June 2021 (French and English).

SC: The situation in the Middle East / Palestine

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on the situation in the Middle East including the Palestinian question, 27 May 2021.

SC: Syria political situation

Statement by Permanent Representative Ambassador Mona Juul in the Security Council on the political situation in Syria, 26 May 2021.

SC: Syria - humanitarian situation

Statement by Permanent Representative Ambassador Mona Juul, on behalf of co-penholders Ireland and Norway for the humanitarian situation in Syria, 26 May 2021.

SC: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Trine Heimerback on 'Protection of civilians in armed conflict', 25 May 2021.

SC: Somalia

Statement by Permanent Representative Ambassador Mona Juul in the UN Security Council on Somalia / UNSOM, 25 May 2021.

SC: Safety and Security of Peacekeeperss

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador Trine Heimerback in the UN Security Council on the safety and security of peacekeepers, 24 May 2021.

SC: UNSMIL / Libya

Statement by Permanent Representative Ambassador Mona Juul in the UN Security Council on UNSMIL / Libya and Libya sanctions, 21 May 2021.

SC: UNITAMS / Sudan

Statement by Permanent Representative Ambassador Mona Juul in the UN Security Council on UNITAMS / Sudan, 20 May 2021.

SC: Post-pandemic recovery in Africa

Statement by Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein at the high-level debate 'Addressing root causes of conflict while promoting post-pandemic recovery in Africa', 19 May 2021.

SC: G5 Sahel

Statement by Permanent Representative Ambassador Mona Juul in the UN Security Council on the G5 Sahel, 18 May 2021.

SC: Libya - ICC

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on the briefing on the half year report by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding the situation in Libya, 17 may 2021.

UNSC: Middle East Crisis

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Ine Eriksen Søreide, at the Security Council Open debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, 16 May 2021.

Arria: Special Event on UNITAD Iraq

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative, Trine Heimerback, at the Arria-formula meeting 'Delivering Accountability through Innovation and Partnership: Harnessing Technology to deliver justice for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide', 12 May 2021.

SC: Yemen

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on the situation in Yemen, 12 May 2021.

SC: Iraq (UNAMI)

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), 11 May 2021.

SC: Crimes Committed by Da'esh/ISIL (UNITAD)

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative, Trine Heimerback, following the briefing by the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da'esh/ISIL (UNITAD) in Iraq, 10 May 2021.

Arria: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on violations against children

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul in the Arria Formula-meeting 'Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on violations against children in situations of armed conflict', 7 May 2021.

SC: Upholding Multilateralism and the UN-centered international system

Statement by Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide, on 'Maintenance of international peace and security: Upholding multilateralism and the UN-centered international system', 7 May 2021.

SC: Syria - Chemical Weapons

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul in the UN Security Council open briefing on the use of Chemical Weapons in Syria, 6 May 2021.

SC: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Statement by Permanent Representative Ambassador Mona Juul in the UN Security Council on Bosnia and Herzegovina, 4 May 2021.

SC: Syria - Political Situation

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on the Political Situation in Syria, 28 April 2021.

SC: Syria - Humanitarian Situation

Statement by Permanent Representative of Ireland, Geraldine Byrne Nason, on behalf Norway and Ireland, on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria, 28 April 2021.

SC: Protection of Civilians indispensable civilian objects

Statement by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Jens Frølich Holte in the UN Security Council meeting on the Protection of Civilians in armed conflict: indispensable civilian objects, 27 April 2021.

SC: Sudan/South Sudan (UNISFA)

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador Trine Heimerback in the UN Security Council on the situation in Sudan / South Sudan (UNISFA), 26 April 2021.

SC: The situation in the Middle East

Statement by Permanent Representative Ambassador Mona Juul in the UN Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, 22 April 2021.

SC: Colombia

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador Trine Heimerback in the UN Security Council meeting on Colombia, 21 April 2021.

SC: Cooperation between UN and (sub)regional organisations

Statement by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Audun Halvorsen in the UN Security Council meeting on cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organisations, 19 April 2021.

SC: Yemen

Statement by Permanent Representative Ambassador Mona Juul in the UN Security Council meeting on Yemen, 15 April 2021.

SC: Sexual Violence in Conflict

Joint Nordic Statement by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on the occasion of the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on “Sexual Violence in Conflict”, 14 April 2021

SC: Conflict-related sexual violence

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul in the annual open debate on conflict-related sexual violence, 14 April 2021.

SC: UNMIK / Kosovo

Statement by Permanent Representative Ambassador Mona Juul in the UN Security Council meeting on the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), 13 April 2021.

SC: Great Lakes Region

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador Odd-Inge Kvalheim in the UN Security Council meeting on the Great Lakes Region, 12 April 2021.

Arria: Voices from Myanmar

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul in the Arria-meeting 'Voices from Myanmar', 9 April 2021.

SC: Mine Action

Statement by State Secretary Jens Frølich Holte at the Security Council open debate on Mine Action, 8 April 2021.

SC: Mali (MINUSMA)

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on the situation in Mali (MINUSMA), 6 April 2021.

SC: 1540 Committee

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on preventing the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons (1540 Committee), 29 March 2021.

SC: DR Congo (MONUSCO)

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on the situation in DR Congo (MONUSCO), 30 March 2021.

SC: Syria - Humanitarian Situation

Statement by Foreign Minister of Norway, Ine Eriksen Søreide, on behalf of co-penholders Ireland and Norway for the humanitarian situation in Syria, 29 March 2021.

Arria: The threat by Improvised Explosive Devices

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul at the Arria-meeting "The protection of peacekeepers and civilians, particularly within the context of the threat presented by Improvised Explosive Devices", 26 March 2021.

SC: The situation in the Middle East

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on the situation in the Middle East, 25 March 2021.

SC: Libya

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on the situation in Libya, 24 March 2021.

SC: Afghanistan (UNAMA)

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 23 March 2021.

Arria: Religion, Belief and Conflict

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul at the Arria-meeting "Religion, Belief and Conflict: Advancing the protection of members of religious and belief groups in conflict and the role of religious actors in conflict resolution", 19 March 2021.

Arria: Follow-up to the Arria-formula discussion on the situation on Crimea

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Trine Heimerback at Arria-meeting on "Follow-up to the Arria-formula discussion of March 12, 2021 on the situation on Crimea", 17 March 2021.

SC: Yemen

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul at the Security Council meeting on Yemen, 16 March 2021.

SC: Syria - Political Situation

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on the Political Situation in Syria, 15 March 2021.

Arria: Crimea - 7 years of violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Trine Heimerback at Arria-meeting on "Crimea: 7 years of violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity", 12 March 2021.

SC: Conflict and Food Security

Statement by Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein at the Security Council meeting on Conflict & Food Security, 11 March 2021.

SC: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Trine Heimerback at the Security Council meeting on the Organization for Security and Co–operation in Europe (OSCE), 10 March 2021.

SC: UN Mission in Sudan

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul in the UN Security Council meeting on the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), 9 March 2021.

Arria: Participation of Women in UN-Led Peace Processes

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul at the Arria Formular Meeting ‘Call to Lead by Example: Ensuring the Full, Equal and Meaningful Participation of Women in UN-Led Peace Processes’, 8 March, 2021.

SC: Syria - Chemical Weapons

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul in the UN Security Council open briefing on Syria / Chemical Weapons, 4 March 2021.

SC: UN Mission in South Sudan

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on the UN Mission in South Sudan, 3 March 2021.

SC: The situation in the Middle East

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on the situation in the Middle East, 26 February 2021.

Arria: The use of force in international law, non-state actors and legitimate self-defense

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Trine Heimerback in the Arria Formula meeting 'Upholding the collective security system of the UN Charter: the use of force in international law, non-state actors and legitimate self-defense', 24 February 2021.

SC: Climate and Security

Statement by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the UN Security Council debate on 'Maintenance of international peace and security: Climate and security', 23 February 2021.

SC: Somalia

Statement by Permanent Representative Mona Juul on the situation in Somalia, 22 February 2021.

SC: UN Integrated Office in Haiti

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative Trine Heimerback at the Security Council briefing on the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH), 22 February 2021.

SC: Yemen

Statement by Ambassador Mona Juul at the Security Council meeting on Yemen, 18 February 2021.

SC: Equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines

Statement by Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide, at the Security Council open debate on ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines in contexts affected by conflict and insecurity, 17 February 2021.

SC: UN Assistance Mission for Iraq

Statement by Mona Juul in the Security Council open briefing on the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, 16 February 2021.

SC: The situation in Ukraine

Statement by Deputy Permanent Representative of Norway, Trine Heimerback, in the Security Council open briefing on 'Letter Russian Federation PR (S/2014/264) - the situation in Ukraine', 11 February 2021.

SC: Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts

Statement by Ambassador Mona Juul at the Security Council meeting on Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, 10 February 2021.

SC: Syria - Chemical Weapons

Statement by Ambassador Mona Juul in the UN Security Council on Syria / Chemical Weapons, 3 February 2021.

SC Arria: Children and armed conflict - repatriation of children from conflict zones

Statement by Ambassador Mona Juul at the Arria-formula meeting on Children and armed conflict - repatriation of children from conflict zones, 29 January 2021.

SC: UN Support Mission in Libya

Statement by Ambassador Mona Juul on the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), 28 January 2021.

SC: The situation in the Middle East

Statement by Foreign Minister of Norway, Ine Eriksen Søreide, in the UN Security Council high-level meeting on the situation in the Middle East, 26 January 2021 .

SC: Maintenance of international peace and security (UNSCR 2532)

Statement by Ambassador Mona Juul at the Security Council meeting Maintenance of international peace and security: Follow-up on the implementation of resolution 2532 (2020), 25 January 2021.

SC: Media Freedom in Belarus

Statement by Ambassador Mona Juul on the Arria-meeting on Press Freedom in Belarus, 22 January 2021.

SC: Colombia

Statement by Ambassador Mona Juul on the situation in Colombia, 21 January 2021.

SC: Central African Republic

Statement by Deputy Ambassador Odd-Inge Kvalheim, on the situation in the Central African Republic, 21 January 2021.

SC: Syria - Political Situation

Statement by Ambassador Mona Juul on the Political Situation in Syria, 20 January 2021.

SC: Syria - Humanitarian Situation

Statement by Ambassador Mona Juul on behalf of Norway and Ireland, on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria, 20 January 2021.

SC: Cooperation between the UN and the League of Arab States

Statement by Ambassador Mona Juul at the Security Council meeting on cooperation between the UN and the League of Arab States, 18 January 2021.

SC: Yemen

Statement by Ambassador Mona Juul at the Security Council meeting on Yemen, 14 January 2021.

SC: The UN Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

Statement by Ambassador Mona Juul in the UN Security Council meeting on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), 13 January 2021.

SC: International cooperation in combating terrorism

Statement by Minister of Justice and Public Security Monica Mæland in the UN Security Council meeting Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts: International cooperation in combating terrorism 20 years after the adoption of resolution 1373 (2001), 12 January 2021.

SC: West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS)

Statement by Ambassador Mona Juul at the UN Security Council meeting on the West Africa and the Sahel, 11 January 2021.

SC: Peace and Security in Fragile Contexts

Statement by Foreign Minister of Norway, Ine Eriksen Søreide, in the UN Security Council high-level meeting on Peace and Security in Fragile Contexts, 6 January 2021.

SC: Syria - Chemical Weapons

Statement by Ambassador Mona Juul in the UN Security Council open briefing on Syria / Chemical Weapons, 5 January 2021.

SC: Flag installation ceremony for incoming members

Remark by Ambassador Mona Juul at the national flag installation ceremony of the newly-elected non-permanent members to serve on the UN Security Council for the term 2021-2022, 4 January 2021.