Press releases

  • 16 Oct 2023 - New-York, 16 October 2023 - Staying in peacekeeping. Our peacekeeping mission in Mali – MINUSMA - announced that today it started withdrawing troops from the northern camps in the Kidal region, starting with bases in Tessalit, and Aguelhok.  This will be followed by the Kidal camp itself. 
  • 14 Oct 2023 - New York – The United Nations is gravely concerned about heightened tensions and increasing armed presence in Northern Mali, which are likely to impede the timely and orderly departure of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), and endanger the safe transit of United Nations personnel and assets belonging to Troop-Contributing Countries and the United Nations. This situation also jeopardizes the air operations conducted by the M
  • 10 Oct 2023 - Bamako, October 10, 2023 - Today, in accordance with its withdrawal plan as previously communicated to the Malian authorities, MINUSMA completed the withdrawal of its troops from the outposts in Kidal supporting the reconstituted Malian Armed Forces Battalion (BATFAR), to allow the blue helmets to regroup in the Mission's camp in this locality in preparation for their imminent repatriation home.
  • 20 Sep 2023 - The significant role played by the Bangladesh Air Force in supporting air operations for MINUSMA, the UN peace mission in Mali, has been a testament to the nation's commitment to peace and stability on a global scale. Their engagement in this endeavor has spanned a decade, underscoring a deep-seated dedication to a more stable and peaceful world.
  • 31 Aug 2023 - Bamako, August 31, 2023 - The last of the MINUSMA convoys, which left the Ménaka camp in northeastern Mali on August 25, 2023, arrived in Gao on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.
  • 25 Aug 2023 - As MINUSMA's drawdown deadline of December 31, 2023, approaches, rigorous environmental assessments have become standard practice at all camps before they are restituted to the Malian state. The most recent assessment at the Menaka camp underscores this commitment.
  • 17 Aug 2023 - Bamako, August 17, 2023 - The withdrawal of MINUSMA from Mali, requested by the Malian transitional authorities and subsequently approved by the United Nations Security Council in Resolution 2690, is continuing.
  • 16 Aug 2023 - Previously, we published articles on the management of contingent-owned equipment and asset disposal by MINUSMA as it implements its withdrawal from Mali based on UN rules and procedures. This time, we discuss camp closure.
  • 11 Aug 2023 - The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is gearing up for a significant milestone, as it readies itself for its scheduled withdrawal from Mali on 31 December 2023. The departure is not just about leaving; it's also about ensuring that the assets acquired during the mission are disposed of responsibly and transparently.
  • 04 Aug 2023 - Bamako, August 4, 2023 - The last Senegalese troops stationed at the MINUSMA Temporary Operating Base (TOB) in Ogossagou, Bandiagara region, central Mali, left today, following the formal handover of the base to the Malian authorities the day before.