Dates: JUNE 2012

  1. Insights

    Pillay Briefing on Human Rights in Libya and the OPT

    Council members are scheduled to be briefed in consultations on Monday afternoon (2 July) on Libya and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) by Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. (The closed session briefing will follow a similar morning...

    posted on FRI 29 JUN 2012
  2. Insights

    Syria Briefing by High Commissioner for Human Rights

    On 2 and 3 July, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, will provide the Security Council with updates on the human rights situation in Syria, Libya, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and Sudan/South Sudan. At press time...

    posted on FRI 29 JUN 2012
  3. Insights

    Liberia Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (29 June), Council members are set to discuss the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) following a briefing by Edmond Mulet, Assistant Secretary-General of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). The briefing will focus on the Secretary-General’s special report (S/2012/230)...

    posted on THU 28 JUN 2012
  4. Insights

    Sudan and South Sudan Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (28 June), Council members are scheduled to hold their bimonthly consultations on Sudan-South Sudan, in accordance with resolution 2046. Haile Menkerios, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Sudan and South Sudan, and Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian...

    posted on WED 27 JUN 2012
  5. Insights

    Debate on UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

    Tomorrow morning (27 June) the Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly debate on the situation in Afghanistan. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, is set to brief. It also appears that there is interest in having Stephen Evans, NATO’s...

    posted on TUE 26 JUN 2012
  6. Insights

    Adoption of Golan Heights Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (27 June) the Council will adopt a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) for six months. (UNDOF was established in May 1974 to monitor the ceasefire between Israel and Syria.) The draft...

    posted on TUE 26 JUN 2012
  7. Insights

    Briefing on UNOCA and the LRA

    On Wednesday (27 June), the Council will hear a briefing by Abou Moussa, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) on the activities of the office with a particular emphasis on the...

    posted on TUE 26 JUN 2012
  8. Insights

    MONUSCO Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (27 June), the Council is set to renew the mandate of the UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) for another 12 months. The mandate renewal comes as fighting has escalated in the province of...

    posted on TUE 26 JUN 2012
  9. Insights

    Consultations on the UN Mission in Syria

    Tomorrow morning (26 June) during consultations, Council members will receive a video-link briefing from Nasser al-Kidwa, a deputy to UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan, and will also hear from DPKO head Hervé Ladsous on the UN Supervision Mission...

    posted on MON 25 JUN 2012
  10. Insights

    Consultations on DRC Sanctions Committee and Report

    Tomorrow (26 June), the Council will hold consultations on sanctions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following receipt of the interim report of the Group of Experts (GoE) on the DRC (S/2012/348). Ambassador Agshin Mehdiyev (Azerbaijan) will brief...

    posted on MON 25 JUN 2012
  11. Insights

    Protection of Civilians Open Debate

    On Monday (25 June), the Council is scheduled to hold its semi-annual open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. (The last such debate was held on 9 November 2011.) As in the past, given the long list...

    posted on FRI 22 JUN 2012
  12. Insights

    Myanmar Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (20 June), Council members will be updated on developments in Myanmar by the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, who recently returned from a visit to the country. (Nambiar’s previous visit had been in early...

    posted on TUE 19 JUN 2012
  13. Insights

    UN Peacekeeping Force Commanders Briefing

    Tomorrow morning (Wednesday, 20 June), the Council will hold a briefing with force commanders from UN peacekeeping operations. Force commanders from four missions—UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL),...

    posted on TUE 19 JUN 2012
  14. Insights

    Iraq-Kuwait Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (19 June), the Secretary-General’s High-Level Coordinator for Iraq-Kuwait Missing Persons and Property, Gennady Tarasov, is scheduled to brief Council members in consultations. The Council is likely to issue a press statement on the High-Level Coordinator’s activities and extend...

    posted on MON 18 JUN 2012
  15. Insights

    Briefing by Head of UN Mission in Syria

    Tomorrow afternoon (19 June) Council members will be briefed in consultations by the head of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), Major-General Robert Mood. The decision to have the briefing was taken on Friday (15 June) as reports of...

    posted on MON 18 JUN 2012
  16. Insights

    Consultations on Abyei

    On Monday morning (18 June) Council members are scheduled to hold consultations on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) – the mission in the disputed border area between Sudan and South Sudan. UNISFA Force Commander, Lieutenant General Tadesse...

    posted on FRI 15 JUN 2012
  17. Insights

    Sudan and South Sudan Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (14 June) the Council is scheduled to hold consultations on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan, in accordance with resolution 2046. (Resolution 2046, adopted on 2 May, requested the Secretary-General to inform the Council every two weeks...

    posted on WED 13 JUN 2012
  18. Insights

    Annual UNSC Meeting with AU Peace and Security Council

    Tomorrow (13 June), Security Council members and the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) are scheduled to hold their 6th annual consultative meeting, taking place in New York. (The previous consultations took place in Addis Ababa on 21...

    posted on TUE 12 JUN 2012
  19. Insights

    Iran Sanctions Committee Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (12 June), Ambassador Néstor Osorio (Colombia), Chair of the Iran Sanctions Committee, will brief the Council in a regular 90-day update on the Committee’s work. As is usually the case with these quarterly briefings, Council members will likely...

    posted on MON 11 JUN 2012
  20. Insights

    Briefing on DRC Mission

    Tomorrow (Tuesday, 12 June), the Council will hear a briefing from Roger Meece, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). This briefing will be followed by...

    posted on MON 11 JUN 2012
  21. Insights

    Côte d’Ivoire Consultations

    This afternoon (11 June), the Council is scheduled to be briefed in consultations by Hervé Ladsous, head of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), on the killings of seven UN peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire on Friday 8 June. (The timing...

    posted on MON 11 JUN 2012
  22. Insights

    Yemen Resolution Adoption

    Following the briefing on 29 May by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, Council members began negotiating a draft resolution on Yemen. Introduced by the UK and discussed among the P5 before being circulated to the E10 on...

    posted on FRI 8 JUN 2012
  23. Insights

    Consultations on the UN Mission in Syria

    Council members will be briefed tomorrow afternoon (7 June) on the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) in closed consultations by UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan and Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous. Prior to the consultations Council members...

    posted on WED 6 JUN 2012
  24. Insights

    Consultations on Guinea-Bissau

    Today (5 June) Council members will be given an update on the situation in Guinea-Bissau by Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs. (This is in line with resolution 2048 of 18 May, which besides imposing a travel ban on...

    posted on TUE 5 JUN 2012
  25. Insights

    Council’s June Programme of Work

    Council members adopted their provisional programme of work for June this morning. The month ahead looks like a busy one for the Council with five resolutions scheduled for adoption, two debates – Afghanistan and International Tribunals – and an open...

    posted on MON 4 JUN 2012