Dates: JANUARY 2012

  1. Insights

    Consultations on Taliban Sanctions Committee

    On Monday (30 January), Council members will hold closed consultations on the 1988 (a.k.a. Taliban) Sanctions Committee, established by resolution 1988 on 17 June 2011. Ambassador Peter Wittig (Germany), the chair of the Committee, is set to brief Council members...

    posted on FRI 27 JAN 2012
  2. Insights

    Consultations on UN Force Level Numbers in South Sudan

    Council members will hold consultations on Monday (30 January) on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), with Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous set to brief. It seems the consultations will focus on the force level of the mission....

    posted on FRI 27 JAN 2012
  3. Insights

    Council Consultations on Draft Syria Resolution

    This afternoon (27 January) Council members are meeting in informal consultations to discuss Syria. Morocco is likely to introduce a draft resolution calling for an end to the violence in Syria and supporting the Arab League’s Action Plan of 2...

    posted on FRI 27 JAN 2012
  4. Insights

    Briefing on the Impact of the Libya Crisis on the Sahel Region

    This afternoon (Thursday, 26 January), the Council is scheduled to be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, B. Lynn Pascoe, on the impact of the Libyan crisis on the Sahel. (The Sahel covers Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, northern Nigeria, Burkina...

    posted on THU 26 JAN 2012
  5. Insights

    Special Adviser Downer to Brief on Cyprus

    The Council is scheduled to hold informal consultations this afternoon (25 January) on Cyprus. The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alexander Downer, is set to brief and update members on developments at the “Greentree II” talks, which concluded yesterday. (This...

    posted on WED 25 JAN 2012
  6. Insights

    Consultations on Yemen

    Tomorrow afternoon (25 January), Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, is due to brief Council members in consultations following his recent trip to Yemen. (Resolution 2014 [2011] requested a Council briefing every 60 days.) It seems that...

    posted on TUE 24 JAN 2012
  7. Insights

    Libya Briefing and Consultations

    The Council is scheduled to be briefed tomorrow morning (Wednesday, 25 January) on Libya by Ian Martin, head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalgham, Libya’s Permanent...

    posted on TUE 24 JAN 2012
  8. Insights

    Middle East Debate

    Next Tuesday (24 January) the Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East. Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernández-Taranco will brief. It seems his main focus will be the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. He is also likely...

    posted on FRI 20 JAN 2012
  9. Insights

    Rule of Law Debate

    Tomorrow (19 January) the Council will have an open debate on strengthening the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security. The Secretary-General will present his latest report (S/2011/634) on rule of law and transitional justice in...

    posted on WED 18 JAN 2012
  10. Insights

    Council Briefing on the Occupied Palestinian Territories

    Tomorrow (18 January) Council members are scheduled to be briefed by Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, in informal consultations on the humanitarian situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). On 10 January, Morocco requested...

    posted on TUE 17 JAN 2012
  11. Insights

    Council Consultations on Sudan

    Tomorrow (17 January) Council members are scheduled to be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos in consultations. It seems that Amos is likely to provide more details on her visit to Khartoum in...

    posted on MON 16 JAN 2012
  12. Insights

    UN Office for West Africa Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (16 January), the Council is scheduled to be briefed and have consultations on the Secretary-General’s latest report on the activities of UNOWA from 1 July to 31st December 2011 (S/2011/811, 30 December). The Special Representative of the Secretary-General...

    posted on FRI 13 JAN 2012
  13. Insights

    UN-AU Partnerhip Debate and Resolution

    The Council appears ready to vote on a resolution on the UN-AU partnership following the high-level debate scheduled for tomorrow morning (12 January). The resolution was put in blue earlier today. The debate will be chaired by South Africa’s President...

    posted on WED 11 JAN 2012
  14. Insights

    Council Meeting on Somalia

    Tomorrow afternoon (11 January) the Council is scheduled to hold an open meeting on Somalia chaired by South Africa’s Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe, and AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Ramtane Lamamra, will...

    posted on TUE 10 JAN 2012
  15. Insights

    Darfur Briefing and Consultations

    Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, is set to brief the Council tomorrow (11 January) on the AU/UN Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). It seems that the briefing—which will be followed by consultations—will focus on the Secretary-General’s most recent report...

    posted on TUE 10 JAN 2012
  16. Insights

    Briefing on Children and Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow afternoon (10 January) Council members will be briefed in consultations by the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. This briefing is a follow-up to resolution 1998 (2011) in which the Council invited Coomaraswamy to brief it...

    posted on MON 9 JAN 2012
  17. Insights

    DPA Briefing on Syria

    Tomorrow (10 January), Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe will brief Security Council members on Syria during the Council’s monthly “horizon scanning” briefing. (The monthly DPA briefing usually covers a number of emerging issues of concern and while it...

    posted on MON 9 JAN 2012
  18. Insights

    South Sudan Draft Press Statement

    Following consultations on South Sudan yesterday (5 January), it seems that Council members are negotiating a press statement, circulated by the US, addressing the recent inter-communal violence in Jonglei state in South Sudan. At press time it was unclear when...

    posted on FRI 6 JAN 2012
  19. Insights

    Council’s January Programme of Work

    Today (4 January) Council members adopted January’s programme of work. Among the highlights this month under South Africa’s presidency is a debate on the UN-AU relationship, as well as open debates on justice and rule of law, and the Middle...

    posted on WED 4 JAN 2012
  20. Insights

    Consultations on South Sudan

    Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, is set to brief the Council tomorrow morning, Thursday 5 January, in consultations on the recent violence in Jonglei, the largest state in South Sudan. Council members remain concerned about the ongoing inter-communal violence...

    posted on WED 4 JAN 2012