Dates: AUGUST 2011

  1. Insights

    Monthly Libya Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (30 August) Council members are expected to receive their regular monthly briefing on Libya. It seems that the Secretary-General may brief the Council on the latest developments in Libya. This will be followed by consultations which Council Under-Secretary-General for...

    posted on MON 29 AUG 2011
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    Council Debate on Kosovo

    Council members will have a debate on Kosovo on Monday, 29 August. It seems that border tensions which began on 25 July following incidents involving armed Kosovo police units in the area, are expected to be discussed. The Secretary-General’s report,...

    posted on FRI 26 AUG 2011
  3. Insights

    Libya Resolution

    During Council consultations yesterday (24 August), the US circulated a draft resolution on Libya which was later put in blue. It seems that the Council may meet later this afternoon to adopt the resolution if South Africa does not change...

    posted on THU 25 AUG 2011
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    Syria Sanctions Resolution

    Council members are expected to discuss a draft resolution on Syria circulated by the UK on Tuesday (23 August) at both expert and permanent representative level. However, it is still unclear if Russia will attend. It had earlier indicated it...

    posted on THU 25 AUG 2011
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    Council Consultations on Libya Sanctions

    Council members are meeting this afternoon on Libya. It seems that the US requested the meeting to discuss the unfreezing of assets for humanitarian use. These assets had been frozen under the sanctions imposed by resolution 1970. It appears that...

    posted on WED 24 AUG 2011
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    Monthly DPA Briefing on Emerging Issues

    This afternoon Council members will have their monthly briefing on emerging or significant issues by the Department of Political Affairs head, B. Lynn Pascoe. It seems the briefing was originally going to focus on the constitutional crisis in Nepal and...

    posted on MON 22 AUG 2011
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    Briefing on South Kordofan and Libya

    On Friday, 19 August, Council members are expecting a briefing on South Kordofan and Libya from High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos and a representative from DPA. It seems that there is...

    posted on THU 18 AUG 2011
  8. Insights

    Security Council Briefing on Syria

    On Thursday, 18 August, Security Council members are expecting a briefing during consultations from Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. It seems Amos is likely to brief the Council on humanitarian...

    posted on WED 17 AUG 2011
  9. Insights

    Briefing on the UN Office for Central Africa

    On Thursday, 18 August, the Council will be briefed by video-conference by the head of the UN Regional Office on Central Africa (UNOCA), Abou Moussa. This will be followed by Council consultations on UNOCA. As UNOCA was inaugurated on 2...

    posted on TUE 16 AUG 2011
  10. Insights

    Peacekeeping Debate Preparations

    Council members are beginning to prepare for the open debate on peacekeeping scheduled for 26 August. This debate, initiated by India, the Council president for August, will be the first peacekeeping debate in 2011 and is expected to focus on...

    posted on FRI 12 AUG 2011
  11. Insights

    Negotiations on South Kordofan Press Statement

    Council members are currently negotiating a press statement on South Kordofan. On Monday, Council members were briefed on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan by Under-Secretary Generals for peacekeeping and humanitarian affairs, Alain Le Roy and Valerie Amos. It...

    posted on WED 10 AUG 2011
  12. Insights

    Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions Committee Meeting

    This afternoon (9 August) the Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions Committee will be meeting to discuss the recommendations in the report (S/2011/433) of the sanctions committee’s Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea. (On 29 July, in resolution 2002, the Council renewed...

    posted on TUE 9 AUG 2011
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    Somalia Briefing

    Council members will continue their focus on the Horn of Africa on Wednesday, 10 August. Augustine Mahiga, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia is expected to brief Council members by video conference after which there will be Council consultations. It...

    posted on TUE 9 AUG 2011
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    Security Council Briefing on Syria

    Tomorrow (10 August) Council members will be briefed on Syria by Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez Taranco. This follows up the Council’s decision on 3 August in a presidential statement (S/PRST/2011/16) which requested the Secretary-General to update...

    posted on TUE 9 AUG 2011
  15. Insights

    Sudan/South Sudan Consultations

    This afternoon Council members will be briefed on Sudan and South Sudan by Under-Secretary Generals for peacekeeping and humanitarian affairs, Alain Le Roy and Valerie Amos. Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Haile Menkerios will also be present. It seems that...

    posted on MON 8 AUG 2011
  16. Insights

    Briefing on Yemen

    Next Tuesday (9 August) Council members will be briefed by Jamal Benomar, Special Advisor on Yemen. Benomar, who has been in Yemen for the last two weeks, is expected to focus his briefing on the GCC mediation efforts and on...

    posted on FRI 5 AUG 2011
  17. Insights

    Continuing Council Consultations on Syria

    It seems possible that the Council may be able to agree on the substance of a text condemning the violence in Syria today. What is still uncertain is the form of the decision. It appears that it could be either...

    posted on WED 3 AUG 2011
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    The Security Council’s August Programme of Work

    Traditionally the Council programme of work tends to be light in August as senior Council members are often away. There has been some attempt to keep to this practice in 2011 but evolving situations in Syria, South Kordofan, Somalia and...

    posted on TUE 2 AUG 2011
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    Consultations on Syria

    Consultations on a possible resolution on the situation in Syria continue this morning at permanent representative level. At yesterday’s briefing by Assistant Secretary General Oscar Fernandez Taranco, Council members were told that on top of 140 people reported killed in...

    posted on TUE 2 AUG 2011
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    Consultations on Syria

    Council members will have consultations on Syria at 5 pm at permanent representative level where they will be briefed by Assistant Secretary General Oscar Fernandez Taranco on the events in Syria over the weekend. The briefing was requested by Germany....

    posted on MON 1 AUG 2011