posted on MON 19 JAN 2015 12:09 PM
Council to Adopt Presidential Statement on Boko Haram

Later today (19 January), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on Boko Haram. (Boko Haram is not formally on the Council’s agenda and the adoption will be under the “Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts” agenda item.) Nigeria circulated the draft on Friday night (16 January) and following comments by email on Saturday, the draft was put under silence until Sunday morning (18 January). Adoption is planned this afternoon, following the open debate… Read more »

posted on WED 14 JAN 2015 5:32 PM
Middle East Open Debate

Tomorrow (15 January), the Security Council will convene for its first Middle East quarterly open debate of the year, with a briefing by Assistant Secretary-General of Political Affairs Jens Toyberg-Frandzen. Interventions by the new Council members - Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela - will likely outline their respective positions on the current state of the Middle East peace process and signal their views as to what role the Council ought to play in advancing prospects for a negotiated… Read more »

posted on TUE 13 JAN 2015 4:50 PM
Peacebuilding Briefing and Presidential Statement

Tomorrow (14 January), Chile’s Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz will chair a Security Council meeting on post-conflict peacebuilding. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliason will brief on the Secretary-General’s 23 September report on peacebuilding in the aftermath of conflict (S/2014/694). Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota (Brazil), the chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), is also expected to brief. Following two expert level meetings on 7 and 9 January, a draft presidential statement was put under silence Friday evening (9 January) until Monday evening… Read more »

posted on TUE 13 JAN 2015 4:50 PM
Peacebuilding Briefing and Presidential Statement

Tomorrow (14 January), Chile’s Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz will chair a Security Council meeting on post-conflict peacebuilding. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliason will brief on the Secretary-General’s 23 September report on peacebuilding in the aftermath of conflict (S/2010/694). Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota (Brazil), the chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), is also expected to brief. Following two expert level meetings on 7 and 9 January, a draft presidential statement was put under silence Friday evening (9 January) until Monday evening… Read more »

posted on MON 12 JAN 2015 5:40 PM
Briefing and Consultations on UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire and Sanctions

Tomorrow (13 January), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) Aïchatou Mindaoudou will brief the Council on recent developments and the latest report of the Secretary General (S/2014/892); and 1572 Côte d’Ivoire Sanctions Committee Chair Ambassador Cristián Barros (Chile) will brief the Council regarding his trip to the country from 2 to 7 November 2014. Tomorrow’s briefing by Barros, at the initiative of Chile, is a follow-up to the last briefing and… Read more »

posted on WED 7 JAN 2015 3:44 PM
DRC Presidential Statement

Tomorrow (8 January), the Council is set to adopt a presidential statement on the demobilisation of the Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda (FDLR) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).… Read more »

posted on WED 7 JAN 2015 3:20 PM
UNOWA Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow afternoon (8 January), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), will brief the Security Council, followed by consultations. Council members will be considering the Secretary-General’s semi-annual UNOWA report (S/2014/945). No outcome is expected.… Read more »

posted on MON 5 JAN 2015 3:56 PM
Security Council’s January Programme of Work

In January, Chile holds its only presidency during its current tenure on the Security Council. Three open debates are scheduled this month on: the Middle East, inclusive development and the protection of civilians in armed conflict.… Read more »

posted on MON 5 JAN 2015 11:47 AM
Syria: Chemical Weapons & OPCW Fact-Finding Report

Tomorrow morning (6 January), UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane will brief Security Council members on the fifteenth monthly report (S/2014/948) on the implementation of resolution 2118, which required the verification and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons. Tomorrow will be Kane’s first briefing in the Secretary-General’s good offices role regarding implementation of resolution 2118, a role previously filled by Sigrid Kaag who is now the Special Coordinator for Lebanon.… Read more »

posted on TUE 30 DEC 2014 3:54 PM
Vote on Israel/Palestine Draft Resolution

At 5pm today (Tuesday, 30 December), the Council will convene to vote on a draft resolution (S/2014/916) calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories by the end of 2017. Yesterday, the Arab Group met to discuss the initiative and submitted amendments to a previous draft that had been put in blue by Jordan on 17 December.… Read more »