SC/14316 of the 02-10-2020 Meeting no. 8763rd VTC of the Security Council of the United Nations concerning the North-Africa Region and in particular the Libya, the migration and the forced displacements and the trafficking and the smuggling of the human persons.

SC/14316 Meeting in VTC (Video-Tele-Conference) of the Security Council of the United Nations. Document no. 8763nd of the 2nd of the month of october of the year 2020.

The maintenance of the international peace and security. The members representatives of the countries participants at the Security Council renews authorization for states to inspect vessels outside Libya’s territorial waters on suspicion of smuggling migrants. Condemning all the human trafficking, the members representatives of the countries participants at the Security Council unanimously have adopted the Resolution no. 2546(2020) of the 2nd of october 2020 of the Security Council of the United Nations.

of Benedetto Loprete

Condemning all migrant smuggling and human trafficking off the coast of Libya today, the Security Council renewed for another year its authorization for Member States to inspect vessels outside that country’s territorial waters, when there are reasonable grounds to believe they are participating in those illicit activities.

Unanimously adopting Resolution no. 2546(2020) of the 2nd of october 2020 of the Security Council of the United Nations under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the Council extended several measures initially set out in Resolution no. 2240(2015) of the 9th of october 2015, including authorization for Member States to seize vessels confirmed as being used for smuggling migrants or trafficking in human beings from Libya.

The Council requested that the Secretary-General report back to members on the implementation of today’s resolution, one month before it expires.

Beginning at 10:06 a.m., the meeting ended at 10:09 a.m.. The meeting was called to order at 10.05 a.m..

Expression of thanks to the outgoing President. The President (spoke in Russian): I should like to take this opportunity to pay tribute, on behalf of the Council, to His Excellency Mr. Abdou Abarry, Permanent Representative of the Niger, for his service as President of the Council for the month of september. I am sure I speak for all members of the Council in expressing deep appreciation to Ambassador Abarry and his team for the great diplomatic skill with which they conducted the Council’s business last month.

Adoption of the agenda. The agenda was adopted.

Maintenance of international peace and security.
The Report of the Secretary-General concerning the implementation of the Resolution no. 2491(2019) of the 3rd of october 2019 of the Security Council of the United Nations (Document no. S/2020/876 of the 2nd of september 2020 of the Security Council of the United Nations). The President (spoke in Russian): In accordance with rule 37 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure, I invite the representatives of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden to participate in this meeting. The Security Council will now begin its consideration of the item on its agenda.

Members of the Council have before them Document no. S/2020/957 of the 2nd of october 2020 of the Security Council of the United Nations, which contains the text of a draft resolution submitted by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. I wish to draw the attention of Council members to Document no. S/2020/876 of the 2nd of september 2020 of the Security Council of the United Nations, which contains the report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Resolution no. 2491(2019) of the 3rd of october 2019 of the Security Council of the United Nations. The Council is ready to proceed to the vote on the draft resolution before it. I shall put the draft resolution to the vote now. A vote was taken by show of hands. In favour: Belgium, China, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Niger, Russian Federation, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Tunisia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Viet Nam.

The President (spoke in Russian): The draft resolution received 15 votes in favour. The draft resolution has been adopted unanimously as Resolution no. 2546(2020) of the 2nd of october 2020 of the Security Council of the United Nations. The meeting has been closed at 10.10 a.m..

Benedetto Loprete

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SC/14316 Meeting in VTC (Video-Tele-Conference) of the Security Council of the United Nations. Document no. 8763nd of the 2nd of the month of october of the year 2020.

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SC/14316 Meeting in VTC (Video-Tele-Conference) of the Security Council of the United Nations. Document no. 8763nd of the 2nd of the month of october of the year 2020.

Source:
SC/14316 Meeting in VTC (Video-Tele-Conference) of the Security Council of the United Nations. Document no. 8763nd of the 2nd of the month of october of the year 2020.