Dates: MARCH 2013

  1. Insights

    Adoption of a Resolution on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Tomorrow afternoon the Council is set to adopt a resolution establishing a new mandate for the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until 31 March 2014. The draft resolution was put in blue this...

    posted on WED 27 MAR 2013
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    Mali Consultations

    Council members will meet this afternoon (27 March) in consultations to discuss developments in Mali. Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, is scheduled to brief on developments on the ground. Edmond Mulet, the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, might...

    posted on WED 27 MAR 2013
  3. Insights

    Interactive Dialogue on Sudan/South Sudan

    Tomorrow morning (27 March) the Security Council is scheduled to hold an interactive dialogue on Sudan and South Sudan with Thabo Mbeki, the chair of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) and primary mediator in the negotiations between Sudan and...

    posted on TUE 26 MAR 2013
  4. Insights

    Consultations on the Golan Heights

    This morning (26 March), Council members will receive a briefing in consultations from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous on the most recent report of the Secretary-General on the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan Heights. Ladsous is...

    posted on TUE 26 MAR 2013
  5. Insights

    Adoption of Resolution Renewing the UN Mission in Sierra Leone

    The Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) tomorrow morning (26 March) for a period of twelve months. The draft resolution was put in blue late...

    posted on MON 25 MAR 2013
  6. Insights

    Council Reaction to Seizure of Power in the CAR

    It seems that following the seizure of power by the Seleka rebel coalition in the Central African Republic (CAR) on 24 March, Council members are expected to receive a briefing from the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Tayé-Brook Zerihoun later...

    posted on MON 25 MAR 2013
  7. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on UN Mission in Liberia

    On Monday (25 March) Karin Landgren, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), is expected to brief the Council on the situation in Liberia. Staffan Tillander (Sweden), chair of the Liberia configuration of...

    posted on FRI 22 MAR 2013
  8. Insights

    Meeting with the Golan-Heights Mission’s Troop-Contributing Countries

    Tomorrow afternoon (22 March), Council members will meet with the three countries that are currently troop-contributing countries (TCCs) to the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan Heights – Austria, India and the Philippines. (Croatia which had been a...

    posted on THU 21 MAR 2013
  9. Insights

    UN Mission in South Sudan: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (21 March) the Council will be briefed by Hilde Johnson, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The briefing will be followed by consultations as is customary whenever one...

    posted on WED 20 MAR 2013
  10. Insights

    Central African Republic Briefing

    This afternoon (20 March) Council members are expecting a briefing in consultations from Margaret Vogt, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA). Vogt is set to brief members on...

    posted on WED 20 MAR 2013
  11. Insights

    Afghanistan Debate and Renewal of UN Mission

    Tomorrow morning (19 March) the Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and to adopt a resolution renewing UNAMA’s mandate for an additional year. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the Special Representative...

    posted on MON 18 MAR 2013
  12. Insights

    Briefing on the Mali Humanitarian Situation

    On Monday (18 March) Council members will be briefed in consultations by the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, on the humanitarian situation in Mali. It seems France asked for the briefing and this is the...

    posted on FRI 15 MAR 2013
  13. Insights

    Lebanon: Consultations on 1701 Report

    This afternoon (14 March) Council members will be briefed in consultations by the Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Derek Plumbly, on the most recent report of the Secretary-General on resolution 1701 (S/2013/120), covering the period from 30 October 2012 to 28...

    posted on THU 14 MAR 2013
  14. Insights

    Renewal of UN Mission in Libya and Panel of Experts

    Tomorrow morning (14 March), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for 12 months and the mandate of the Panel of Experts (PoE) assisting the 1970 Libya...

    posted on WED 13 MAR 2013
  15. Insights

    A Meeting between the Members of the EU and the Security Council

    Tomorrow, 13 March, the twenty-seven ambassadors of the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC) are meeting with the fifteen ambassadors of the UN Security Council.* This informal event, which is not on the official programme of work of the Council,...

    posted on TUE 12 MAR 2013
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    Sudan/South Sudan Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (12 March) Council members will hold their twice monthly consultations on Sudan/South Sudan relations in accordance with resolution 2046. Hervé Ladsous, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, and Haile Menkerios, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Sudan and South...

    posted on MON 11 MAR 2013
  17. Insights

    DPRK (North Korea): Adoption of New Sanctions Resolution

    Tomorrow morning, 7 March, the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution that will tighten some of the existing sanctions provisions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and impose additional measures in response to its 12 February nuclear...

    posted on WED 6 MAR 2013
  18. Insights

    Adoption of Reauthorisation of AU Mission in Somalia

    Tomorrow morning (6 March), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution authorising the continued deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for one year. The draft resolution, which was put in blue this afternoon, addresses the...

    posted on TUE 5 MAR 2013
  19. Insights

    DRC Briefing by Secretary-General and Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (5 March), the Council will receive a briefing by the Secretary-General and then hold consultations on his 27 February Special Report (S/2013/119) on possible options and their implications for reinforcing the capability of the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission...

    posted on MON 4 MAR 2013
  20. Insights

    The Council’s March Programme of Work

    March is looking like a busy month for the Security Council as it is likely to adopt four resolutions renewing or reauthorizing the mandates of missions. Council members may also start working on resolutions on the Democratic People’s Republic of...

    posted on MON 4 MAR 2013