Dates: JULY 2011

  1. Insights

    Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Regime

    This afternoon, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the Somalia/Eritrea Monitoring Group and requesting the Secretary-General to re-establish the Monitoring Group for another 12 months. The resolution is in blue and it has some...

    posted on FRI 29 JUL 2011
  2. Insights

    The AU-UN Mission in Darfur Resolution

    The Council’s programme of work originally envisaged the adoption of a resolution renewing the AU-UN mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today (28 July). However, it seems that the negotiations have been difficult on some issues and Council members are still finalising...

    posted on FRI 29 JUL 2011
  3. Insights

    Kosovo and South Kordofan Briefings

    Tomorrow afternoon (28 July) Council members are expected to receive briefings on Southern Kordofan and Kosovo in closed informal consultations. The Southern Kordofan briefing was requested by some Council members who wanted an update on the situation there. The last...

    posted on WED 27 JUL 2011
  4. Insights

    Monthly DPA Briefing on Emerging Issues

    Tomorrow (28 July) Council members will receive their monthly briefing on emerging issues from DPA head, Lynn Pascoe. It seems that tomorrow’s briefing is likely to cover Pascoe’s recent visit to Egypt and Tunisia as well as provide updates on...

    posted on WED 27 JUL 2011
  5. Insights

    Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Regime

    The Council is expected to adopt a resolution by the end of this week renewing the mandate of the Somalia Monitoring Group for a further 12 months. The foreign minister of Eritrea was in New York over the past week...

    posted on TUE 26 JUL 2011
  6. Insights

    The UN Force in Abyei

    The Council is expected to hear its first scheduled briefing from the head of UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Alain Le Roy, on the UN Interim Security Force in Abyei (UNISFA) this week, perhaps tomorrow, 27 July. Council members...

    posted on TUE 26 JUL 2011
  7. Insights

    Côte d’Ivoire Mandate Renewal

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) tomorrow, 27 July. The text of the draft resolution should go under silence procedure this afternoon, and if there is no objection the draft...

    posted on TUE 26 JUL 2011
  8. Insights

    Briefing by Force Commanders of UN Peacekeeping Operations

    The Council will hold an interactive briefing tomorrow (27 July) with force commanders from the peacekeeping missions in the DRC (MONUSCO), Darfur (UNAMID) and Lebanon (UNIFIL). The UN Military Adviser, Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye will also participate. The Force Commanders...

    posted on TUE 26 JUL 2011
  9. Insights

    Middle East Debate and Syria Developments

    On Tuesday, 26 July, the Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East. It will be briefed by Robert Serry, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. It seems the stalemated peace process will be...

    posted on MON 25 JUL 2011
  10. Insights

    Humanitarian Situation in Somalia

    This morning the Council is meeting in consultations to receive a briefing on the humanitarian situation in Somalia from John Ging, the director of coordination and response division of the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). It is...

    posted on MON 25 JUL 2011
  11. Insights

    Council Press Statement on the LRA

    Yesterday following a private meeting the Council issued a very substantive press statement on the LRA (SC/10335). The permanent observer of the AU, Téte António, and the permanent representatives of CAR, DRC, South Sudan and Uganda attended the meeting. António...

    posted on FRI 22 JUL 2011
  12. Insights

    Darfur: Briefing by Ibrahim Gambari

    On Friday, 22 July the head of UNAMID, Ibrahim Gambari will brief the Council and Council members will hold closed consultations following the briefing. It seems that an initial draft of the resolution to renew UNAMID’s mandate, which expires on...

    posted on THU 21 JUL 2011
  13. Insights

    Council Meeting on Strategy for Dealing with the LRA

    The Council is expected to have a private meeting tomorrow (21 July) to discuss the LRA. A joint DPA-DPKO technical assessment mission on the LRA returned from the region in late May and the meeting is to begin initial discussions...

    posted on WED 20 JUL 2011
  14. Insights

    Climate Change Negotiations

    Council members are continuing today their negotiations on a possible presidential statement on climate change. This morning there was a meeting at permanent representative level following meetings yesterday afternoon at both expert and deputy permanent representative level. It seems that...

    posted on TUE 19 JUL 2011
  15. Insights

    Western Sahara Talks

    Today (19 July), parties to the Western Sahara conflict will meet for a further session of informal talks in Greentree, New York in the series initiated in 2009 following Security Council resolution 1891. The Secretary-General’s personal envoy for Western Sahara,...

    posted on TUE 19 JUL 2011
  16. Insights

    Impact of Climate Change Debate

    On Wednesday, 20 July, the Council is scheduled to have a debate on the impact of climate change on the maintenance of international peace and security. Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Achim Steiner will speak. According to...

    posted on MON 18 JUL 2011
  17. Insights

    Côte d’Ivoire Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday, 18 July the Council is expecting a briefing by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Côte d’Ivoire Choi Young-jin. Members will also discuss the recommendations in the Secretary-General’s report about the future of the UN peacekeeping mission, UNOCI. (The...

    posted on FRI 15 JUL 2011
  18. Insights

    Briefing on Sudan

    Council members are expecting a briefing this morning by the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, and the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Edward Mulet on the humanitarian situation in South Kordofan. It seems that France requested the briefings. Last...

    posted on FRI 15 JUL 2011
  19. Insights

    Briefing on the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy (UNRCCA)

    On Friday ( 15 July) Council members are expecting a briefing in consultations from the special representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), Miroslav Jenča. This will be the...

    posted on THU 14 JUL 2011
  20. Insights

    Briefing by the IAEA

    Tomorrow (14 July) the Council will be briefed by an official from the IAEA on the Syrian nuclear issue. On 9 June in Vienna the IAEA Board of Governors adopted a resolution expressing “serious concern” over “Syria’s lack of cooperation...

    posted on WED 13 JUL 2011
  21. Insights

    South Sudan and UNMIS

    Tomorrow (13 July) the Council will have a high-level debate on Sudan presided over by the German foreign minister. Prior to the debate the Council is expected to adopt a resolution recommending that South Sudan be admitted as a member...

    posted on TUE 12 JUL 2011
  22. Insights

    DRC Sanctions Committee

    At a meeting of the DRC sanctions committee on Friday, 8 July, members of the committee agreed to post on the DRC sanctions committee’s website the updated indicators on individuals on the DRC sanctions list as well as the consolidated...

    posted on TUE 12 JUL 2011
  23. Insights

    South Sudan Independence

    The Council will meet this afternoon (11 July) to consider South Sudan’s application for membership to the UN. Following the establishment of the Republic of South Sudan as an independent state, its president, Salva Kiir submitted an application for UN...

    posted on MON 11 JUL 2011
  24. Insights

    UNMIS Resolution

    Council members are expected to adopt a technical resolution on UNMIS later today (Friday, 8 July) wrapping up its mandate. This follows the Council’s adoption of a resolution this morning setting up a new mission in Southern Sudan (UNMISS). The...

    posted on FRI 8 JUL 2011
  25. Insights

    Children and Armed Conflict Resolution

    Council members at expert and deputy permanent representative level have been negotiating a draft resolution on children and armed conflict this week. Significant differences over some issues have emerged and need to be resolved before the open debate next Tuesday,...

    posted on FRI 8 JUL 2011
  26. Insights

    Resolution on a UN mission in South Sudan

    The Council is expected to adopt a resolution on a new UN mission in South Sudan tomorrow (8 July). Following a five-hour meeting at permanent representative level yesterday afternoon and further consultations at expert level this morning it appears that...

    posted on THU 7 JUL 2011
  27. Insights

    ICTR Resolution

    Today (6 July) the Council adopted a resolution on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) addressing a number of requests stemming from the fact that the ICTR is entering its winding down phase. By March 2012 all permanent judges...

    posted on WED 6 JUL 2011
  28. Insights

    Resolution on a UN mission in South Sudan

    This afternoon ( Wednesday, 6 July) Council members will discuss at permanent representative level a draft resolution on a new mission in South Sudan. The draft resolution was circulated by the US on 30th June and negotiations were held yesterday...

    posted on WED 6 JUL 2011
  29. Insights

    The Security Council’s July Programme of Work

    Council members adopted the July programme of work today (Tuesday, 5 July). The political coordinators had met last Friday (1 July) to finalise the programme. This month Germany has the presidency and it looks like issues related to Sudan and...

    posted on TUE 5 JUL 2011