Dates: JULY 2012

  1. Insights

    DRC Briefing and Consultations

    Council members will meet this afternoon (Monday, 30 July) to discuss recent developments in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Stabilisation Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO),...

    posted on MON 30 JUL 2012
  2. Insights

    Possible Press Statement on Guinea-Bissau

    This afternoon Security Council members may release a press statement on Guinea-Bissau which was put under silence procedure last night (26 July). It appears that there are expectations that Togo may have some amendments to the draft, but at press...

    posted on FRI 27 JUL 2012
  3. Insights

    Darfur Resolution Negotiations

    The Security Council is negotiating a resolution renewing the mandate of the AU/UN Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) before its expiration on Tuesday, 31 July. The adoption of the resolution is scheduled for tomorrow morning (26 July), but it is...

    posted on WED 25 JUL 2012
  4. Insights

    New UNOCI Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (26 July), the Security Council looks set to renew the mandate of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) until 31 July 2013. The draft resolution, circulated by France on 20 July, was placed under silence procedure today....

    posted on WED 25 JUL 2012
  5. Insights

    Consultations on Sudan and South Sudan

    Tomorrow morning (26 July) the Council is scheduled to hold consultations in accordance with resolution 2046, adopted 2 May 2012, which requested the Council be kept informed at two week intervals on the status of compliance of Sudan and South...

    posted on WED 25 JUL 2012
  6. Insights

    Possible Extension of UNSMIS

    At press time, it seemed a vote on an extension of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) might be called later today (19 July) following consultations on a new draft text at 2pm. The UNSMIS mandate expires tomorrow (20...

    posted on THU 19 JUL 2012
  7. Insights

    Somalia Political Briefing and Sanctions Committee Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (19 July) Security Council members are scheduled to hold consultations, first on the political situation in Somalia, then on the Somalia and Eritrea 751/1907 Sanctions Committee. Special Representative Augustine Mahiga is scheduled to brief on the political developments...

    posted on WED 18 JUL 2012
  8. Insights

    Possible Vote on Syria Resolution

    At press time, a vote was scheduled for this afternoon (18 July) on the UK draft resolution put in blue last Friday (13 July) and co-sponsored by France, Germany, Portugal, and the US (S/2012/538). The draft renews the UN Supervision...

    posted on WED 18 JUL 2012
  9. Insights

    Cyprus Mission Renewal

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 July), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for a further six months, until 31 January 2013. While Council members all agree that the mission—which has been on...

    posted on TUE 17 JUL 2012
  10. Insights

    Kosovo Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, 17 July), Council members will meet in consultations on the situation in Kosovo. Requested by Russia, the consultations are in addition to the regular quarterly briefings to the Council on the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo...

    posted on MON 16 JUL 2012
  11. Insights

    Negotiations on Syria Mission Renewal & Tremseh Press Statement

    Tomorrow morning (16 July), negotiations among Council members are expected to continue at expert and possibly permanent representative level on the UK draft resolution on Syria. The draft text renews the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), for 45 days...

    posted on SUN 15 JUL 2012
  12. Insights

    Peacebuilding Commission Open Debate and Interactive Dialogue

    Tomorrow morning (12 July) the Security Council will be holding an open debate to discuss the fifth annual report of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) of 30 January (S/2012/70). On Friday (13 July), Council members are also likely to have an...

    posted on WED 11 JUL 2012
  13. Insights

    Consultations on the UN Mission in Syria

    Tomorrow morning (11 July) during consultations, Council members will hear from UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan (by video-link) and DPKO head Hervé Ladsous on the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS). This will be the last briefing prior...

    posted on TUE 10 JUL 2012
  14. Insights

    Libya Elections Press Statement

    Council members have been in discussions on a draft press statement on the election which took place in Libya on Saturday (7 July) and the statement may be issued shortly if agreement is reached. (For the first time in 60...

    posted on TUE 10 JUL 2012
  15. Insights

    DRC Consultations

    The Council will meet this afternoon (Tuesday, 10 July) to discuss recent developments in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). At press time, arrangements were being made to have the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head...

    posted on TUE 10 JUL 2012
  16. Insights

    Sudan and South Sudan Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (10 July) the Security Council is scheduled to hold its bimonthly consultations on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan, in accordance with resolution 2046. Haile Menkerios, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Sudan and South Sudan,...

    posted on MON 9 JUL 2012
  17. Insights

    Children and Armed Conflict “Arria Formula” Meeting

    On Monday (9 July) Council members and representatives from civil society and UN organisations will exchange ideas in an “Arria formula” meeting on how to deal with parties to conflict committing grave violations against children that have been listed in...

    posted on FRI 6 JUL 2012
  18. Insights

    Draft Resolution on Mali

    Council members appear to be close to agreement on the first draft resolution on Mali since the military seized power in the country on 22 March. The draft text was introduced by France late last week, and there have been...

    posted on TUE 3 JUL 2012
  19. Insights

    Burundi Briefing and Consultations

    On Thursday (5 July), Karin Landgren—the Secretary-General’s outgoing Special Representative and head of the UN Office in Burundi (BNUB)—will brief the Council, followed by consultations. (On 7 June, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon was appointed the new Special Representative and head...

    posted on TUE 3 JUL 2012
  20. Insights

    The July Programme of Work

    July will be another busy month for the Security Council. Even before adopting their programme of work this morning, Council members had had several briefings from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay. On Monday (2 July), Pillay...

    posted on TUE 3 JUL 2012
  21. Insights

    South Sudan Consultations and Human Rights Briefing

    Tomorrow (3 July), Council members are scheduled to meet in consultations to discuss the Secretary-General’s 26 June report (S/2012/486) on the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS). Hilde Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for UNMISS, is...

    posted on MON 2 JUL 2012