Dates: MAY 2012

  1. Insights

    Consultations on Sudan and South Sudan

    Tomorrow morning (31 May), the Council is scheduled to hold consultations on Sudan and South Sudan, in accordance with resolution 2046 of 2 May. (Resolution 2046 called on the parties to cease their hostilities and resume negotiations. It also requested...

    posted on WED 30 MAY 2012
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    Briefing and Consultations on Council Visiting Mission

    Tomorrow morning (31 May), the Council will be briefed on the Council visiting mission to West Africa, which took place from 19 – 23 May. Council members visited Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone. The co-leads for each country were:...

    posted on WED 30 MAY 2012
  3. Insights

    Consultations on the UN Mission in Syria

    Council members will be briefed tomorrow morning (30 May) on the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) in closed consultations by Jean-Marie Guéhenno, deputy to UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous will also brief....

    posted on TUE 29 MAY 2012
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    Yemen Consultations

    This afternoon (29 May), the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, is set to brief the Council, followed by closed consultations. Benomar will update the Council on developments in Yemen since his last briefing on 7 March. It seems...

    posted on TUE 29 MAY 2012
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    Middle East Briefing and Consultations

    Tuesday morning (29 May), the Security Council will be briefed by Robert Serry, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process. Serry is likely to focus on peace process developments including the recent exchange of letters between Palestinian...

    posted on FRI 25 MAY 2012
  6. Insights

    Council Visiting Mission to Africa: Sierra Leone

    FREETOWN: Council members arrived in Sierra Leone, the final leg of their visiting mission to West Africa, on Wednesday morning (23 May). The UK and South Africa were the co-leads on this leg. Council members had just one day in...

    posted on THU 24 MAY 2012
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    Council Visiting Mission to West Africa: Côte d’Ivoire

    ABIDJAN: On Sunday evening (20 May), Council members began the second leg of their West African mission when they landed in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Shortly after arriving, Albert Gerard Koenders, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Operation...

    posted on WED 23 MAY 2012
  8. Insights

    Council Visiting Mission: High-Level ECOWAS Meeting

    ABIDJAN: This afternoon (21 May) Council members on the West Africa visiting mission had a high-level meeting with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. This was the first such meeting between Council members and...

    posted on MON 21 MAY 2012
  9. Insights

    Council Visiting Mission to West Africa: Liberia

    MONROVIA: Council members began their three-country tour of West Africa in Monrovia, Liberia on Saturday (19 May). The last Council mission to Liberia was in May 2009. Shortly after landing in Monrovia, Council members met with Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson...

    posted on SUN 20 MAY 2012
  10. Insights

    Negotiations on a Guinea-Bissau Sanctions Resolution

    Negotiations on a draft resolution on Guinea-Bissau introduced by Portugal on Monday (14 April) continued today but it appears that some issues of contention remain. The draft seeks to impose targeted sanctions on leaders of the Military Command which seized...

    posted on THU 17 MAY 2012
  11. Insights

    Arria Meeting with Gender Advisers

    On Friday morning (18 May), Council members are set to meet with gender advisers from UN peacekeeping missions in a closed Arria format session. It is likely that a representative from DPKO will introduce the work of gender advisers involved...

    posted on THU 17 MAY 2012
  12. Insights

    Consultations on Visiting Mission to West Africa

    This afternoon (Thursday, 17 May), Council members will have consultations on their forthcoming Council mission to West Africa from 19 to 23 May where they will be visiting Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone. It is likely that they will...

    posted on THU 17 MAY 2012
  13. Insights

    Renewal of the Mandate of UN Interim Force in Abyei

    The Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of UNISFA tomorrow (17 May). A first draft of the resolution was circulated to Council members late on Monday (14 May), with expert level negotiations taking place yesterday, following...

    posted on WED 16 MAY 2012
  14. Insights

    OCHA Briefing in Consultations on Afghanistan

    Tomorrow (17 May), the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, is set to brief the Council in consultations on her recent trip to Afghanistan. It is likely that Jan Kubis, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and...

    posted on WED 16 MAY 2012
  15. Insights

    Consultations on Sudan and South Sudan

    The Council is scheduled to hold consultations tomorrow morning (16 May) on Sudan and South Sudan. It seems likely, although not yet confirmed, that Haile Menkerios, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Sudan and South Sudan, will brief via videoconference....

    posted on TUE 15 MAY 2012
  16. Insights

    ICC Prosecutor to Brief on Libya

    Tomorrow (Wednesday, 16 May), the Council will receive its third briefing on Libya from the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo. Moreno-Ocampo is expected to update the Council on recent activities of the Office of the Prosecutor...

    posted on TUE 15 MAY 2012
  17. Insights

    Somalia Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (Tuesday, 15 May), the Council is scheduled to be briefed by Special Representative Augustine Mahiga on the Secretary-General’s report of 1 May on Somalia (S/2012/283). Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has also been invited to address the...

    posted on MON 14 MAY 2012
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    Debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Council will hold its biannual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, 15 May). The High Representative for the country, Valentin Inzko, will present his most recent report (S/2012/307) on the implementation of the 1995 Dayton Peace...

    posted on MON 14 MAY 2012
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    Kosovo Debate

    The Council will hold a debate on Kosovo on Monday afternoon (14 May) with Farid Zarif, head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), scheduled to brief on the Secretary-General’s latest report. The report of 27 April (S/2012/275)...

    posted on SUN 13 MAY 2012
  20. Insights

    Mali and Guinea-Bissau Consultations

    On Friday (11 May), Said Djinnit, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), will brief Council members in consultations on Mali and Guinea-Bissau. Djinnit is expected to discuss the two situations from the...

    posted on THU 10 MAY 2012
  21. Insights

    Libya and Libya Sanctions Committee Briefings & Consultations

    Tomorrow (10 May), the Council is scheduled to receive a briefing from Ian Martin, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Martin, who last briefed the Council on 7 March, is expected...

    posted on WED 9 MAY 2012
  22. Insights

    Briefing on UN Mission in Syria

    Council members will be briefed tomorrow morning (8 May) on the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) in closed consultations by UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan (via video-link) and Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous. (Resolution 2043, which authorised...

    posted on MON 7 MAY 2012
  23. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Guinea-Bissau

    On Monday (7 May), there will be a public briefing on Guinea-Bissau followed by Council consultations. Joseph Mutaboba, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau and head of the UN Integrated Office for Peacebuilding in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), is expected to brief...

    posted on FRI 4 MAY 2012
  24. Insights

    High-Level Meeting on Counter-Terrorism

    Tomorrow (4 May), the Council is scheduled to hold a high-level event on counter-terrorism with a focus on strengthening international cooperation in the implementation of counter-terrorism obligations. The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, will preside and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will...

    posted on THU 3 MAY 2012
  25. Insights

    Council’s May Programme of Work

    This morning (2 May) Council members adopted their provisional programme of work for May. While there are a number of routine briefings and mandate renewals scheduled for May, a number of recent issues that occupied the Council’s attention last month...

    posted on WED 2 MAY 2012
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    DRC Consultations

    On Thursday (3 May), Council members are to be briefed in consultations by the head of DPKO, Hervé Ladsous, on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The consultations have been called on France’s initiative, following confrontations and destabilising events...

    posted on WED 2 MAY 2012