Dates: FEBRUARY 2011

  1. Insights

    Insights on Libya

    This morning Council members discussed the possibility of further action on the situation in Libya during informal consultations. Most members have reacted positively to the idea of imposing legal measures on the Libyan regime to deter further violence against civilians....

    posted on THU 24 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    The Council will be briefed in a closed meeting at 3 pm this afternoon by DPA head, B. Lynn Pascoe on the situation in Libya. A briefing is also expected from a representative of the Libyan mission but it was...

    posted on TUE 22 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    Council members met this morning in informal consultations on the possible format for further discussion on the situation in Libya following the violent government crackdown on anti-government demonstrators yesterday. They agreed to have a closed meeting at 3 pm this...

    posted on MON 21 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Protection Issues

    Tomorrow, Council members will have informal consultations on three thematic areas on the Council’s agenda–protection of civilians, women, peace and security and children and armed conflict. This is the first time Council members will be considering these three areas together....

    posted on THU 17 FEB 2011
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    Insights on the draft Israeli Settlements Resolution

    Council members are waiting to hear if the resolution on Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory will be put in blue this evening. There has been intense activity over this resolution in the last few days. The Arab Group held meetings...

    posted on WED 16 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    The Council appears ready to adopt a resolution extending the temporary deployment of some UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) troops to Abidjan to support the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). On 19 January the Council adopted resolution 1967 which...

    posted on TUE 15 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Timor-Leste

    Council members met today for a preparatory meeting on the resolution renewing the UN Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) for another year. Members will begin consultations on the draft resolution tomorrow and are expected to finalise it by the end of...

    posted on MON 14 FEB 2011
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    Insights on the Cambodian-Thai Border Situation

    Council members are discussing the format for the Council’s meeting with the Cambodian and Thai foreign ministers and the foreign minister of Indonesia on Monday, 14 February. Thai foreign minister, Kasit Piromya , and Cambodian foriegn minister, Hor Namhong, are...

    posted on FRI 11 FEB 2011
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    Insights on a Council visit to the Middle East

    Council members are now consulting with capitals following Russia’s proposal for a Council visit to the Middle East. Yesterday during consultations, Russian Permanent Representative Vitaly Churkin announced a proposed Council visit to Israel and Palestine, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. Serious...

    posted on WED 9 FEB 2011
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    Insights on the Cambodian-Thai Border Situation

    Today, Council members agreed that on Monday, 14 February they would take up the Cambodian-Thai border situation. There will be a briefing by DPA, the ASEAN chair, Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa of Indonesia, and the foreign ministers of Cambodia and...

    posted on TUE 8 FEB 2011
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    Insights on the Cambodian-Thai Border Situation

    This afternoon Council members will be briefed by the Brazilian permanent representative in her capacity as Council president on her phone conversation with the Indonesian foreign minister, Marty Natalegawa, following his mediation efforts with Cambodia and Thailand over the last...

    posted on TUE 8 FEB 2011
  12. Insights

    Insights on the Cambodian-Thai Border Situation

    Council members today discussed the situation on the Cambodian-Thai border. Hostilities between the Cambodian and Thai military have been ongoing since 4 February. At least five people have been killed and thousands displaced. This is not the first time the...

    posted on MON 7 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    The Secretary-General’s special representative in Côte d’Ivoire, Choi Young-jin, is scheduled to brief the Council tomorrow morning. He is expected to update the Council on developments on the ground and on the outcome of the AU summit relating to Côte...

    posted on THU 3 FEB 2011
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    Insights on February’s Programme of Work

    Council members met today to discuss February’s Programme of Work. This month Brazil has the presidency and the Council could have around 15 days of scheduled meetings. Most of the items will be briefings or consultations. One open debate is...

    posted on WED 2 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Security and Development

    Council members started negotiations yesterday on a draft presidential statement for the high-level debate on the interdependence between security and development. The Brazilian foreign minister will preside over the debate and five Council members (Portugal, India, Germany, Colombia and Bosnia...

    posted on WED 2 FEB 2011
  16. Insights

    Insights on Media Coverage of the Palestine Papers

    Sourced with articles from AFP, Al-Jazeera, Christian Science Monitor (US), Daily Star (Lebanon), Financial Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, Guardian (UK), Haaretz (Israel), Time Magazine (US) and Xinhua. The release by al-Jazeera of the ‘Palestine Papers’ provided a rare public airing...

    posted on TUE 1 FEB 2011