Dates: FEBRUARY 2012

  1. Insights

    Consultations on Sudan-South Sudan Border

    The Council is likely to hold consultations this afternoon (29 February) on the situation along the Sudan-South Sudan border. It appears that a representative from the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, possibly its head, Hervé Ladsous, will brief during the consultations....

    posted on WED 29 FEB 2012
  2. Insights

    Nomination of a Prosecutor for the Residual Mechanism for Tribunals

    Tomorrow (29 February) the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution appointing Hassan Bubacar Jallow as Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals for a term of four years, starting 1 March. Jallow is currently the Prosecutor of...

    posted on TUE 28 FEB 2012
  3. Insights

    Update: Security Council Missions in 2012

    *This is an updated version of the story published on 22 February. The Consultations which were to have taken place on that day are now scheduled for 28 February. Council members will hold consultations this afternoon (28 February) on possible...

    posted on TUE 28 FEB 2012
  4. Insights

    Debate on Gulf of Guinea Piracy

    On Monday morning (27 February), the Council is scheduled to hold a debate on the threats to peace and security in the Gulf of Guinea region posed by piracy and other forms of armed robbery. (It originally seemed as if...

    posted on SUN 26 FEB 2012
  5. Insights

    Informal interactive Dialogue on Sudan and South Sudan

    On Monday afternoon (27 February), Council members are expected to hold an “informal interactive dialogue” on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan. Haile Menkerios, UN Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, and Thabo Mbeki, chair of the AU...

    posted on FRI 24 FEB 2012
  6. Insights

    Debate on Women, Peace and Security

    Tomorrow (23 February) the Council will hold an open debate on Women, Peace and Security to consider the Secretary-General’s annual report (S/2012/33) on conflict-related sexual violence. Margot Wallström, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on the issue, will brief together with the...

    posted on WED 22 FEB 2012
  7. Insights

    Timor-Leste Debate and Adoption

    This afternoon (22 February), the Council is scheduled to hold a debate on the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT). The Special Representative for Timor-Leste, Ameerah Haq, will brief the Council on the Secretary-General’s latest report of 18 January. She...

    posted on WED 22 FEB 2012
  8. Insights

    Somalia Troop Ceiling Increase

    A draft resolution authorising an increase in the troop ceiling for the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), from 12,000 to 17,731 uniformed personnel (troops and police), was put in blue this morning with adoption set for tomorrow (22 February). The...

    posted on TUE 21 FEB 2012
  9. Insights

    Debate on Transnational Organised Crime (West Africa and the Sahel)

    On Tuesday (21 February), the Council will hold a high-level debate on the impact of transnational organised crime on peace and security in West Africa and the wider Sahel region. The President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé, will preside over the...

    posted on MON 20 FEB 2012
  10. Insights

    Dispatches from Haiti: A Wrap-Up of the Council Visit

    Port-au-Prince: The Council mission to Haiti yesterday wrapped up its visit with a press conference at the airport in Port-au-Prince. Speaking on behalf of the Council delegation, Ambassador Susan Rice (United States) summarised some of the main impressions from the...

    posted on FRI 17 FEB 2012
  11. Insights

    Sudan Sanctions Panel of Experts Renewal

    Tomorrow (17 February) the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the Panel of Experts of the Sudan Sanctions Committee for one year. (The Panel’s current mandate expires on 19 February under resolution 1982.) At press...

    posted on THU 16 FEB 2012
  12. Insights

    Dispatches from Haiti Council Visit

    Port-au-Prince: Since arriving in Haiti on 13 February, the Council mission has largely focused on the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and the implementation of its mandate. MINUSTAH was central to the Council delegation’s discussions with the Special Representative...

    posted on WED 15 FEB 2012
  13. Insights

    Council Visit to Haiti

    Next week, a Council mission is scheduled to visit Haiti, leaving on Monday 13 February and returning on Thursday 16 February. The mission will be led by Susan Rice, permanent representative of the US (the lead country on Haiti in...

    posted on FRI 10 FEB 2012
  14. Insights

    Sudan Sanctions Committee (Darfur) and South Sudan Consultations

    The Council’s engagement with Sudan and South Sudan issues continues tomorrow (10 February) during consultations. During tomorrow’s sanctions consultations, it seems that Council members will discuss the final report of the Sudan sanctions committee’s panel of experts. During the South...

    posted on THU 9 FEB 2012
  15. Insights

    DPA Briefing on Emerging Issues

    Tomorrow morning (10 February) Council members will receive their monthly briefing on emerging issues by the head of the Department of Political Affairs, B. Lynn Pascoe. It seems Pascoe is likely to focus on Mali, Maldives and Guinea-Bissau. It is...

    posted on THU 9 FEB 2012
  16. Insights

    Consultations on the UN Mission in Abyei

    Tomorrow morning (9 February), Council members will discuss in consultations the most recent report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei (S/2012/68). It seems that Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, is set to brief. (The Council adopted two resolutions...

    posted on WED 8 FEB 2012
  17. Insights

    Secretary-General’s Briefing on Middle East Visit and AU Summit

    This afternoon (8 February), the Secretary-General is scheduled to brief Council members in informal consultations on his recent visit to the Middle East and Addis Ababa where he attended the AU Summit from 29-30 January. (The Secretary-General was in Lebanon...

    posted on WED 8 FEB 2012
  18. Insights

    Debate on Kosovo

    On Wednesday (8 February), Council members will hold a debate on the UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Farid Zarif, on the latest report of 31 January.* As on previous occasions, including the...

    posted on TUE 7 FEB 2012
  19. Insights

    DRC Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (7 February), the Council will be briefed by Roger Meece, head of the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on the Secretary-General’s latest report (S/2012/65). Following the briefing, Council members will have informal...

    posted on MON 6 FEB 2012
  20. Insights

    Somalia Briefing following Secretary-General’s Recommendations

    On Monday (6 February), Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Susana Malcorra is scheduled to brief Council members in informal consultations on the Secretary-General’s special report on Somalia of 31 January (S/2012/74). While the Secretary-General’s report presents recommendations on the new strategic...

    posted on FRI 3 FEB 2012
  21. Insights

    Syria Draft Resolution in Blue

    Yesterday evening (2 February), following a second round of Council negotiations at the permanent representative level, the Moroccan draft resolution on Syria was put in blue (S/2012/77). (In general, a resolution is put in blue 24 hours before it is...

    posted on FRI 3 FEB 2012
  22. Insights

    Council’s February Programme of Work

    The Council’s February Programme of Work, under the presidency of Togo, includes a focus on Haiti, with a Council mission from 13-16 February followed by a briefing on the mission later in the month. Council members are expected to meet...

    posted on THU 2 FEB 2012
  23. Insights

    Syria Resolution Negotiations

    This afternoon (1 February) Council members will continue negotiations, at permanent representative level, on a Syria draft resolution introduced by Morocco last Friday. (Russia also circulated a revision of its December draft resolution on 30 January.) The Moroccan draft resolution...

    posted on WED 1 FEB 2012