The UN Security Council has renewed the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), the sanctions on South Sudan and the resolution on combating arms trafficking off the Libyan coast. Switzerland supported all three resolutions.

The resolution on combating arms trafficking off the Libyan coast authorises UN member states and regional organisations active there to inspect and seize ships on the high seas that they have reasonable suspicion of contributing to the delivery of arms to Libya.

The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) advises and assists the Iraqi government and people in promoting inclusive political dialogue and reconciliation at national and local levels, the electoral process, the protection of human rights and judicial and legal reforms. UNAMI's mandate was extended today for the last time until the end of 2025. The mission will then be withdrawn.

The extension of the sanctions measures in South Sudan on 30 May, which include an arms embargo on the entire territory of South Sudan and targeted sanctions against individuals on both sides to the conflict, as well as the mandate of the associated panel of experts, are important steps by the Security Council for stability in the region.