Dates: NOVEMBER 2012

  1. Insights

    Syria Consultations and Draft Press Statement

    Council members are scheduled to be briefed tomorrow morning (29 November) by the Joint UN-Arab League Special Representative, Lakhdar Brahimi, in consultations on his progress towards a political solution to the Syrian crisis. In other developments, earlier today (28 November)...

    posted on WED 28 NOV 2012
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    Sudan/South Sudan Consultations and UNMISS Meetings

    Tomorrow morning (28 November), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing followed by consultations on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Council members are also scheduled to discuss in consultations the situation between Sudan and South Sudan....

    posted on TUE 27 NOV 2012
  3. Insights

    Western Sahara Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (28 November) Security Council members are set to receive a briefing in consultations on the status of negotiations on Western Sahara. The Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy, Christopher Ross, is scheduled to brief during the closed meeting and the new...

    posted on TUE 27 NOV 2012
  4. Insights

    Sierra Leone Consultations

    On Wednesday afternoon (28 November), the Security Council will hold consultations on the 17 November general elections held in Sierra Leone. (A briefing on Yemen had originally been scheduled, but that meeting has been postponed and replaced by the Sierra...

    posted on TUE 27 NOV 2012
  5. Insights

    DRC Consultations

    Following the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) debate this afternoon (27 November), the Secretary-General’s Chef de Cabinet, Susana Malcorra, will brief the Council following her attendance at the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) summit in...

    posted on TUE 27 NOV 2012
  6. Insights

    Kosovo Debate

    This afternoon (27 November), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a quarterly debate on the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). Farid Zarif, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNMIK, will brief the Council, followed by statements...

    posted on TUE 27 NOV 2012
  7. Insights

    Middle East Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (27 November) the Council is scheduled to receive a regular monthly briefing from Robert Serry, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. Serry is likely to focus on the impact of the recent violence between...

    posted on MON 26 NOV 2012
  8. Insights

    Working Methods Open Debate

    On Monday (26 November), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on its working methods. This will be the fifth open debate on this topic (the first one was held in 1994). No Council outcome is anticipated....

    posted on WED 21 NOV 2012
  9. Insights

    Interactive Dialogue on Afghanistan

    On 26 November (Monday), the Security Council is planning to hold an informal interactive dialogue with Salahuddin Rabbani, the chair of the Afghan High Peace Council entrusted with promoting peace and reconciliation with insurgents in Afghanistan. It seems Rabbani is...

    posted on WED 21 NOV 2012
  10. Insights

    Consultations and Briefing on Gaza/Israel Ceasefire Agreement

    This afternoon (21 November) Security Council members will meet in consultations at 3 p.m. to discuss a draft press statement on the ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel which was announced today by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. It seems the...

    posted on WED 21 NOV 2012
  11. Insights

    Council Activities on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Council members are currently negotiating a draft resolution on the situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), circulated by France yesterday (19 November). Although some members appear keen to adopt it later today, at press time it was...

    posted on TUE 20 NOV 2012
  12. Insights

    Gaza Consultations

    Council members will meet in consultations at 3 p.m. today (20 November) to discuss this morning’s request by Morocco, on behalf of the Arab Group, that the Security Council hold an open debate on the deteriorating situation in Gaza. It...

    posted on TUE 20 NOV 2012
  13. Insights

    Briefing on Gaza

    Council members are meeting in consultations today (19 November), starting at noon, to hear a briefing from the Department of Political Affairs on the situation in Gaza. (The open debate on piracy was suspended until 3 pm so that Council...

    posted on MON 19 NOV 2012
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    Piracy Open Debate

    On Monday morning (19 November), at the initiative of India, the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on piracy as a threat to international peace and security. It is the first time that piracy as a global...

    posted on FRI 16 NOV 2012
  15. Insights

    The Finnish Workshop for Newly Elected Council Members

    Starting tomorrow (Thursday, 15 November), the 15 current members of the Security Council and the five members elected for the 2013-2014 term will participate in a two-day workshop organised by the Government of Finland and the Security Council Affairs Division...

    posted on WED 14 NOV 2012
  16. Insights

    Sudan/South Sudan Dialogue with Mbeki and Abyei Mission Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (14 November), Council members are scheduled to hold an informal interactive dialogue via video-conference with Thabo Mbeki, chair of the AU High-Level Panel (AUHIP), and Haile Menkerios, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Sudan and South Sudan. The...

    posted on TUE 13 NOV 2012
  17. Insights

    Draft Press Statements on Syria

    Today (12 November) Russia circulated a draft Council press statement condemning an announcement by the Free Syrian Army’s Damascus Military Council. (The announcement seemed to communicate an ultimatum to foreign citizens and diplomats in Syria to evacuate within 72 hours...

    posted on MON 12 NOV 2012
  18. Insights

    Bosnia and Herzegovina Debate and Adoption

    Tomorrow morning (13 November), the Security Council will hold a twice-yearly debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina at which the High Representative, Valentin Inzko, will brief the Council on the work of the Office of the High Representative (OHR). (The OHR...

    posted on MON 12 NOV 2012
  19. Insights

    Final Timor-Leste Debate

    This afternoon (12 November), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a debate on the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), whose mandate will expire at the end of December. The Acting Special Representative for Timor-Leste, Finn Reske-Nielsen—who assumed the...

    posted on MON 12 NOV 2012
  20. Insights

    Illicit Cross-Border Trafficking and Movement

    Tomorrow afternoon (8 November), Council members will be briefed by the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, on the Secretary-General’s 19 October report on illicit cross-border trafficking and movement (S/2012/777). No outcome is expected at present. The consultations and report...

    posted on WED 7 NOV 2012
  21. Insights

    Adoption of AU Mission in Somalia Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (7 November), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the authorisation of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and its UN-funded support package until 7 March 2013. The text, which was put into blue this...

    posted on TUE 6 NOV 2012
  22. Insights

    Annual Report Adoption

    On Thursday morning (8 November), and pursuant to article 24(3) of the UN Charter, the Security Council is scheduled to adopt its draft annual report to the General Assembly covering its work from 1 August 2011 until 31 July 2012....

    posted on TUE 6 NOV 2012
  23. Insights

    Syria Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (6 November), Council members will receive a briefing in consultations from Jeffrey Feltman—head of the Department of Political Affairs—on Syria and the failed ceasefire brokered for the Eid al-Adha holiday (26 – 30 October). Council members last received...

    posted on MON 5 NOV 2012
  24. Insights

    The November Programme of Work

    November is looking like a busy month for the Security Council. On top of what was already a full schedule, the Council will be taking up issues that had to be postponed as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Other activities...

    posted on FRI 2 NOV 2012