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Peace and Security Council Report No 78
18 March 2016

Migration, natural resources and arms control were discussed at this month’s PSC open sessions. This PSC Report takes a closer look at the real value of these open sessions on the activities of the council. 

Somalia is seeing promising changes, with thousands of visitors streaming into the country on commercial flights. Yet terror attacks by al-Shabaab are becoming more and more violent.  

The decision by the heads of state of the PSC not to send a military force to Burundi has sparked new debate over decision-making within the PSC. What policy lessons can be learnt from the Burundi saga?  

In this month’s interview, veteran mediator and former UN representative to Burundi Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah speaks about the role of the AU in solving conflicts.


The publication of the PSC Report is made possible through support from the Government of the Swiss Confederation, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the government of New Zealand and the Hanns Seidel Stiftung. The ISS is also grateful for the support of the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.