Dates: DECEMBER 2012

  1. Insights

    Adoption of a Resolution on Mali

    A draft resolution on Mali, the first version of which France circulated on 5 December, is now in blue and scheduled for adoption this afternoon. It went under silence procedure yesterday evening (19 December) following intense bilateral discussions between the...

    posted on THU 20 DEC 2012
  2. Insights

    Peacebuilding Open Debate

    Tomorrow (20 December), the Security Council expects to hold an open debate on post-conflict peacebuilding, where Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is set to present his 8 October report (S/2012/746). Ambassador A.K. Abdul Momen (Bangladesh), the chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC),...

    posted on WED 19 DEC 2012
  3. Insights

    Consultations on the Central African Republic

    This afternoon (19 December) Council members will be briefed in consultations by the Department of Political Affairs on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). It seems the Secretariat requested that it provide an update on the recent occupation...

    posted on WED 19 DEC 2012
  4. Insights

    Timor-Leste Presidential Statement

    The Security Council is set to adopt a presidential statement on Timor-Leste tomorrow morning (19 December). The statement, which has been agreed, is likely to be the Council’s last pronouncement on Timor-Leste in the foreseeable future. It comes as the...

    posted on TUE 18 DEC 2012
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    Renewal of the UN Mission in the Golan Heights

    Tomorrow morning (19 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the UN Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights (UNDOF) for six months. Russia and the US jointly circulated a draft resolution on Friday (14 December)...

    posted on TUE 18 DEC 2012
  6. Insights

    Adoptions for the Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committees

    On Monday morning (17 December) the Council is scheduled to adopt two resolutions — on the 1267/1989 (Al-Qaida) sanctions and 1988 (Taliban) sanctions. Both adoptions had been originally scheduled for 13 December, but were postponed as members needed more time...

    posted on SUN 16 DEC 2012
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    Briefing on Syrian Humanitarian Situation

    On Monday (17 December), Valerie Amos, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, will brief Council members in consultations on the humanitarian situation in Syria and on improving humanitarian access following her anticipated visit this Saturday (15 December) to Damascus where she...

    posted on FRI 14 DEC 2012
  8. Insights

    Liberia Sanctions & Panel of Experts Renewal

    The Council looks set to adopt tomorrow afternoon (12 December) a resolution renewing both the sanctions regime on Liberia and the mandate of the Panel of Experts (PoE) assisting the 1521/Liberia sanctions committee for a period of 12 months. The...

    posted on TUE 11 DEC 2012
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    Peacekeeping and Inter-mission Cooperation Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (12 December), the Under-Secretaries-General for Peacekeeping Operations (Hervé Ladsous) and Field Support (Ameerah Haq) are scheduled to brief the Council on inter-mission cooperation between UN peacekeeping operations. Statements by Council members are expected following the briefings. Although Morocco,...

    posted on TUE 11 DEC 2012
  10. Insights

    Guinea-Bissau Briefings

    Tomorrow morning (11 December), Council members are scheduled to receive a briefing in consultations from Joseph Mutaboba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS). The Special Representative is likely to focus...

    posted on MON 10 DEC 2012
  11. Insights

    High-Level Sahel Meeting

    On Monday morning (10 December), Foreign Minister Saad-Eddine Al Othmani (Morocco) will preside over a high-level public meeting of the Security Council on the Sahel region. During the meeting, the Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and the Special Envoy for the...

    posted on FRI 7 DEC 2012
  12. Insights

    Meetings on Sudan/South Sudan Issues

    Tomorrow morning (6 December), the Security Council is scheduled to hold consultations on Sudan/South Sudan and on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Edmond Mulet, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, is set to brief on both these issues....

    posted on WED 5 DEC 2012
  13. Insights

    Mali Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (5 December), the Security Council will receive a briefing from Jeffrey Feltman, head of the Department of Political Affairs, on the Secretary-General’s 29 November report on the situation in Mali (S/2012/894). The briefing is scheduled to be followed...

    posted on TUE 4 DEC 2012
  14. Insights

    The Council’s December Programme of Work

    December is traditionally a busy month for the Council, with all scheduled meetings likely to conclude this year by Thursday 20 December. Today (4 December), besides adopting the programme of work for December, the Council also received its first briefing...

    posted on TUE 4 DEC 2012
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    Yemen Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (4 December), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on Yemen by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, Jamal Benomar. (In resolution 2051 of 12 June, the Council requested that it be updated on developments in Yemen every...

    posted on MON 3 DEC 2012