UN Security Council Extends Mandate of Somali Sanctions Panel

    The United Nations Security Council has authorized the extension of the panel monitoring compliance with Somali conflict-related sanctions by 12 months. The decision will also cause the expansion of the panel’s scope of work and size, with the addition of three new members.

    On top of monitoring compliance with weapons embargoes on Somalia and Eritrea, the committee can now investigate activities that generate revenue from embargo violations. The resolution follows a report that World Food Program contractors have diverted aid to militants.

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      Eliza Villarino

      Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.