The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution to re-authorize the deployment of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia for three months, till March 31, 2022.
Resolution 2614, which won the unanimous approval of the 15 members of the Security Council, authorizes the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to take all necessary measures, in full respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, political independence and unity of Somalia, to carry out its current mandate.
AMISOM is tasked to reduce the threat posed by al-Shabaab and armed opposition groups with a view to stabilizing Somalia.
AMISOM was created by the AU in January 2007. Its mandate won the approval of the UN Security Council.