posted on WED 10 DEC 2014 1:23 PM
Briefing by Special Envoy for the Sahel

Tomorrow morning (11 December), the Security Council will be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Sahel, Hiroute Guebre Sellassie. This briefing is in line with the 27 August 2014 presidential statement in which the Council requested that it be informed of the progress towards the implementation of the UN’s integrated Sahel strategy through an oral briefing by 15 December. (A written report is due on 30 November 2015, S/PRST/2014/17).… Read more »

posted on MON 8 DEC 2014 5:24 PM
Liberia Sanctions Adoption, Consultations and UNMIL TCC Meeting

Tomorrow (9 December), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing sanctions measures on Liberia, which are due to expire on 12 December. The draft resolution was put in blue on 3 December, following one meeting at the expert level. Earlier today, Council members held consultations on Liberia sanctions where the final report of the Panel of Experts (PoE) transmitted to the Council on 19 November (S/2014/831) was discussed. Tomorrow afternoon, Council is also scheduled to hold a meeting… Read more »

posted on MON 8 DEC 2014 5:18 PM
Briefing on UN Mission and UN Sanctions in the Central African Republic

Tomorrow (9 December) the Council will be briefed by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, on the latest report on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), and by the chair of the 2127 Central African Republic (CAR) Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite of Lithuania, on the work of the Committee and its Panel of Experts (PoE). Consultations on the Secretary-General’s report and the Sanctions Committee will follow the briefings. It is also… Read more »

posted on SUN 7 DEC 2014 4:18 PM
Consultations on Sudan/South Sudan and UN Interim Security Force for Abyei

On Monday (8 December), Council members will discuss the Sudan/South Sudan situation and the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Sudan and South Sudan Haile Menkerios is expected to brief on Sudan/South Sudan via video-teleconference, while Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous will brief on UNISFA. (The frequency of briefings on Sudan/South Sudan was changed on 21 August from once a month to once every three month [S/2014/613].).… Read more »

posted on WED 3 DEC 2014 4:36 PM
Darfur Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow morning (4 December), the Council is scheduled to be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), followed by consultations. It is also anticipated that Philip Cooper, who headed the review team that investigated allegations that UNAMID’s reporting had been manipulated to conceal evidence of crimes against civilians and peacekeepers, and Edmond Mulet, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, will report to Council members on the review findings under “Any Other Business.”… Read more »

posted on TUE 2 DEC 2014 5:49 PM
Syria: Kaag’s Last Briefing on Chemical Weapons Destruction

Tomorrow morning (3 December), Special Adviser Sigrid Kaag will provide her last briefing to Council members in consultations (on 1 December she was appointed as the Special Coordinator for Lebanon). She will present the fourteenth monthly report (S/2014/853) on the implementation of resolution 2118, which required the verification and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons.… Read more »

posted on TUE 2 DEC 2014 4:17 PM
Security Council’s December Programme of Work

Chad assumes the presidency in December for the first and only time during its current tenure on the Security Council. There will be two open debates during the month: one on cooperation between the UN and the AU on peace operations and one on countering terrorism and transnational organised crime. Regarding the open debate on UN-AU cooperation on peace operations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and an AU representative are the expected briefers. Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat of Chad will preside,… Read more »

posted on MON 24 NOV 2014 6:10 PM
Resolution and Briefing on Sanctions

Tomorrow, 25 November, the Council is scheduled to hold a briefing and vote on a draft resolution on sanctions. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and Interpol Secretary-General Jürgen Stock are the expected briefers. After four meetings at the expert level, bilateral discussions over the weekend between the penholder Australia and Russia, and the circulation of four drafts, the draft resolution was expected to be put into blue as of press time. A silence procedure was not utilised, apparently due… Read more »

posted on MON 24 NOV 2014 4:53 PM
Resolution and Briefing on UN Mission in South Sudan

Tomorrow morning (25 November), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for an additional six months. Following consultations on Syria tomorrow afternoon, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous is expected to brief Council members on current developments in South Sudan and the related peace process under “Any Other Business”.… Read more »

posted on MON 24 NOV 2014 11:17 AM
Syria: Humanitarian Briefing

Tomorrow afternoon (25 November), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos will present to the Council the Secretary-General’s latest report which identifies the trends in humanitarian access in Syria since resolution 2165 was adopted on 14 July (S/2014/840). The public briefing will be followed by consultations. The authorisation in resolution 2165 for cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access, including the monitoring mechanism, expires in early January 2015. It seems that Australia and Luxembourg, two leading Council members on the Syria humanitarian track,… Read more »