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Possible Council Vote on Eritrea Resolution

Sanction Threats on Eritrean Mining Industries are now dead on arrival. The final draft is now calling on states to “exercise increased vigilance”

By Whatsinblue.org,

It appears that Gabon circulated a revised draft resolution on Eritrea yesterday afternoon, announcing its intention of putting it to a vote today(Wednesday, 30 November).

While recent negotiations seem to have succeeded in narrowing differences between Council members, most on the Council seem not to have expected a vote so soon. (It seems the fact that today is the last day of the existing presidency in the Council might have been a factor in the timing.) It is unclear, however, whether Gabon has formally asked to have the draft put in blue, which would be necessary for the vote to proceed today. Continue reading Possible Council Vote on Eritrea Resolution