Dates: AUGUST 2012

  1. Insights

    Meetings on Syria

    Over the next two days the Council will be involved in several Syria-related events. This afternoon (29 August) Council members will have an informal meeting with Lakhdar Brahimi, the newly appointed UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria. The meeting...

    posted on WED 29 AUG 2012
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    Meetings on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    This afternoon (Tuesday, 28 August), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Sanctions Committee will meet with the Foreign Minister of Rwanda, Louise Mushikiwabo, on the recent report (S/2012/348) by the Group of Experts (GoE) assisting the Committee. The report...

    posted on TUE 28 AUG 2012
  3. Insights

    Somalia Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (28 August), Council members are scheduled to hold consultations on the political situation in Somalia, with Special Representative Augustine Mahiga set to brief and present the Secretary-General’s most recent report on Somalia (S/2012/643). (Council members last discussed the...

    posted on MON 27 AUG 2012
  4. Insights

    Sudan and South Sudan Consultations and Presidential Statement

    Council members are scheduled to hold their bimonthly consultations on Sudan and South Sudan tomorrow (23 August), in accordance with resolution 2046. Haile Menkerios, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Sudan and South Sudan, is expected to brief with Edmond...

    posted on WED 22 AUG 2012
  5. Insights

    Kosovo Debate

    On Tuesday morning (21 August), the Council will hold its quarterly debate on the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The Special Representative and head of UNMIK, Farid Zarif, is set to brief Council members during the open session...

    posted on MON 20 AUG 2012
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    Syria Consultations Ahead of Mission Mandate Expiry

    Tomorrow morning (16 August), in consultations, Council members will hear from Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Edmond Mulet on the situation in Syria. Mulet is likely to focus on an assessment of the security situation and the implications for the mandate...

    posted on WED 15 AUG 2012
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    Sudan/South Sudan and Abyei Meetings

    Tomorrow morning (9 August) Council members are expecting to hold a regular fortnightly meeting to discuss Sudan and South Sudan. It seems that Thabo Mbeki, the Chair of the AU High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), will brief (via videoconference) along with...

    posted on WED 8 AUG 2012
  8. Insights

    Mali Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (8 August), the Security Council will receive a briefing on the situation in Mali from the Secretary-General, as well as from a representative of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It is also likely that a...

    posted on TUE 7 AUG 2012
  9. Insights

    DPA “Horizon-Scanning” Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (7 August), Council members are scheduled to be briefed in consultations by the head of the Department of Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on emerging issues. The two issues which are set to be raised are Somalia and Camp...

    posted on MON 6 AUG 2012
  10. Insights

    The August Programme of Work

    Traditionally the August programme of work of the Security Council tends to be light as many senior members of the Permanent Missions are away. France, which holds the presidency this month, has followed this practice with a programme of work...

    posted on THU 2 AUG 2012
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    Briefing and Consultations on UN Mission in Syria

    Tomorrow afternoon (2 August), the Council will hear from peacekeeping head Hervé Ladsous in a public briefing on the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), to be followed by informal consultations. Ladsous visited Syria in late July and his briefing...

    posted on WED 1 AUG 2012