Dates: FEBRUARY 2013

  1. Insights

    Wrap-Up Session for February 2013

    Tomorrow morning (28 February) the Council is expected to hold a wrap-up session for the month. The format will be a private meeting in which Council members will have the opportunity to speak on the Council’s work in February. Non-council...

    posted on WED 27 FEB 2013
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    Mali Consultations

    Council members will meet this afternoon (27 February) in consultations to discuss developments in Mali. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, is expected to brief. Council members are also expected to discuss the content of a 12 February letter (S/2013/113)...

    posted on WED 27 FEB 2013
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    Syria Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation

    Tomorrow (27 February) Council members expect to receive a briefing in consultations from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Amos is likely to reiterate her appeal for Council action to...

    posted on TUE 26 FEB 2013
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    Renewal of the Guinea-Bissau Mission Mandate

    The Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) tomorrow morning (22 February) for a period of three months, as recommended by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his 11...

    posted on THU 21 FEB 2013
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    Briefing and Consultations on the DRC Mission Report

    Tomorrow (22 February), the Security Council is set to be briefed by Roger Meece, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), on the Secretary-General’s latest periodical report on MONUSCO of 15...

    posted on THU 21 FEB 2013
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    Adoption of a Presidential Statement on Yemen

    The Security Council is set to adopt a presidential statement on Yemen later today (15 February). The draft statement was first circulated last Friday (8 February) by the UK, the lead country on Yemen. It was put under silence procedure...

    posted on FRI 15 FEB 2013
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    Arria Formula Meeting on Climate Change

    Tomorrow morning (15 February) Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant (UK) and Ambassador Masood Khan (Pakistan) will co-chair an Arria formula meeting on the “Security Dimensions of Climate Change”. It seems that the aim of the debate is to have an interactive...

    posted on THU 14 FEB 2013
  8. Insights

    Somalia Briefing and Consultations on Future UN Presence

    Tomorrow, Thursday 14 February, the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on Somalia by Assistant-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé Brook Zerihoun, to be followed by informal consultations. Zerihoun is expected to present the Secretary-General’s latest report on Somalia...

    posted on WED 13 FEB 2013
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    Sudan Panel of Experts Mandate Renewal

    The Security Council is negotiating a resolution that would renew the mandate of the Panel of Experts (PoE) assisting the 1591 Sudan Sanctions Committee, which expires on 17 February. At press time, it appeared that adoption, which had been scheduled...

    posted on TUE 12 FEB 2013
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    Protection of Civilians Open Debate

    Tomorrow, Tuesday 12 February, the Security Council will hold an open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict. Briefings are expected by the Secretary-General, High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC)...

    posted on MON 11 FEB 2013
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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (7 February), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing by Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant (UK) and Ambassador Mohammed Loulichki (Morocco), who co-led the Council’s visit to Yemen on 27 January. This is likely to be followed...

    posted on WED 6 FEB 2013
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    Consultations on Abyei, Sudan/South Sudan, and Sudan Sanctions

    Tomorrow morning (7 February), Council members are scheduled to hold consultations on three key issues related to Sudan and South Sudan: the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), Sudan/South Sudan relations, and the 1591 Sudan Sanctions Committee. During the...

    posted on WED 6 FEB 2013
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    Mali Consultations

    Council members will meet tomorrow morning (6 February) to discuss developments in Mali. Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, is scheduled to brief on developments on the ground as well as on progress in setting up a UN office...

    posted on TUE 5 FEB 2013
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    Consultations on the DRC

    Tomorrow (5 February), the Security Council will be briefed in consultations by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous and the Secretary-General’s Chef de Cabinet, Susana Malcorra. The meeting was scheduled after the two returned from their visit to the Great Lakes...

    posted on MON 4 FEB 2013
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    The Council’s February Programme of Work

    February’s programme of work under the presidency of the Republic of Korea (ROK) – the first of the newly elected Council members to assume as Council President – focuses on ongoing crisis situations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

    posted on MON 4 FEB 2013