posted on SAT 14 MAR 2015 12:09 PM
Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Burundi Focus on Upcoming Elections

Bujumbura - Security Council members arrived in Burundi on Friday morning (13 March) for the third and final leg of the Council visiting mission to Africa. Angola, France and the US were the three co-leads for the visit.… Read more »

posted on FRI 13 MAR 2015 5:56 PM
Afghanistan: Renewal of UN Mission Mandate and Debate

On 16 March (Monday), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for an additional year during the quarterly UNAMA debate. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNAMA Nicholas Haysom is going to brief. It is also likely that Afghanistan’s Ambassador Zahir Tanin will address the Council.… Read more »

posted on THU 12 MAR 2015 10:15 PM
Dispatches from the Field: Security Council Members Hold Joint Session with AU Peace and Security Council

Addis Ababa - UN Security Council members arrived this afternoon (12 March) in Addis Ababa to hold their annual joint consultative session with the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC). This is their ninth joint meeting since beginning the practice in 2007 as a way to strengthen cooperation between the two councils and exchange views on issues of overlapping interest. The location for the meeting alternates each year between New York and Addis Ababa.… Read more »

posted on WED 11 MAR 2015 10:57 PM
Dispatches from the Field: Council Delegation Visits the Central African Republic

Bangui and Bria - Security Council members arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday afternoon (10 March). Ambassador Francois Delattre (France), who is the co-lead on the mission with Ambassador Ismael Gaspar Martins (Angola), briefly addressed reporters upon arriving, noting that there had been progress in the situation in the CAR but that international attention must be sustained in order for the progress to continue.… Read more »

posted on MON 9 MAR 2015 1:41 PM
Security Council Visiting Mission to Africa: Programme and Issues

Council members leave today for a visiting mission to Africa. The mission will take the Council to the Central African Republic (CAR), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Burundi from 10 to 13 March. France and Angola will serve as co-leads on all three legs of the mission. The US will also co-lead the Burundi leg with France and Angola.… Read more »

posted on THU 5 MAR 2015 12:23 PM
Syria Chemical Weapons: Draft Resolution and Consultations

This afternoon (5 March), UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane will brief Security Council members on the seventeenth monthly report (S/2015/138) on the implementation of resolution 2118, which required the verification and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons.… Read more »

posted on WED 4 MAR 2015 5:35 PM
Technical Rollover Resolution on Libya

Tomorrow (5 March), the Council is set to adopt a technical rollover resolution renewing until 31 March the current mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), which is due to expire on 13 March. The resolution is also expected to renew for the same period of time the measures on vessels transporting crude oil illicitly exported from Libya that expire on 19 March. No meetings were held to agree on this draft, which was circulated by email and… Read more »

posted on TUE 3 MAR 2015 5:22 PM
Mandate Renewal of DPRK Panel of Experts and Panel Report

Tomorrow morning (4 March), the Security Council will adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1718 Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee. The proposed text, which was put in blue yesterday, closely follows the language of the previous mandate renewal (resolution 2141) making little change to the mandate of the Panel. According to the draft, the mandate is to be extended for 13 months (until 5 April 2016) and the Panel will be… Read more »

posted on TUE 3 MAR 2015 4:29 PM
Security Council’s March Programme of Work

The Security Council began the month of March by adopting a resolution on South Sudan sanctions right after agreeing on its programme of work this morning (3 March). Then this afternoon Council members had consultations on Yemen where they were briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Yemen, Jamal Benomar.… Read more »

posted on MON 2 MAR 2015 6:36 PM
Consultations on Yemen with Special Adviser Jamal Benomar

Tomorrow afternoon (3 March), Council members will hold consultations on Yemen where they will be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser to Yemen Jamal Benomar via video teleconference from Yemen. At press time, no Council outcome was expected. With increasing concern over the potential split of Yemen following the escape of President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi to Aden from house arrest on 21 February, Benomar’s briefing is expected to focus on his efforts to advance negotiations among Yemeni parties on… Read more »