Dates: APRIL 2013

  1. Insights

    Private Meeting With Jordan on Syria

    Tomorrow morning (30 April) at 9:30 a.m., the Council is expected to hold a private meeting with Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al Hussein, the Permanent Representative of Jordan, on the impact of the influx of Syrian refugees on Jordan. No...

    posted on MON 29 APR 2013
  2. Insights

    Wrap-Up Session for April 2013

    Tomorrow morning the Security Council is expected to hold a wrap-up session for the month of April. This will be the third wrap-up session of the monthly programme of work since January 2013. (Pakistan and ROK held similar sessions in...

    posted on MON 29 APR 2013
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    Briefing on the Central African Republic

    This afternoon, Council members will be briefed in consultations by the Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, following a request from France for an update on the political, security and humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Feltman...

    posted on MON 29 APR 2013
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    Resolution Establishing a UN Mission in Mali

    Tomorrow morning (25 April), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution establishing the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). This mission will take over from the African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA) and the current...

    posted on WED 24 APR 2013
  5. Insights

    Western Sahara Mission Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (25 April), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for twelve months. (The current mandate expires on 30 April 2013.) The draft...

    posted on WED 24 APR 2013
  6. Insights

    Côte d’Ivoire Group of Experts Mandate Renewal

    The Security Council looks set to adopt a resolution tomorrow morning (25 April) renewing for a period of 12 months the sanctions regime on Côte d’Ivoire and the mandate of the Group of Experts (GoE)assisting the 1572 Côte d’Ivoire Sanctions...

    posted on WED 24 APR 2013
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    The Secretary-General’s 2013 Security Council Retreat

    The annual Security Council retreat with the Secretary-General begins this evening (22 April) in Greentree, New York, with a full day of discussions tomorrow (23 April). The Secretary-General and senior staff of the UN Secretariat will meet with the permanent...

    posted on MON 22 APR 2013
  8. Insights

    Meetings on Syria

    Two Security Council meetings are scheduled on Syria over the next two days. Tomorrow (18 April) the Council will hold an open briefing on the humanitarian situation in Syria, to be followed by closed consultations. Then on 19 April, Council...

    posted on WED 17 APR 2013
  9. Insights

    Women, Peace and Security Open Debate

    Tomorrow (17 April) the Security Council will hold an open debate on Women, Peace and Security to consider the Secretary-General’s annual report on sexual violence in conflict (S/2013/149) following a briefing by the Secretary-General and Zainab Bangura, his Special Representative...

    posted on TUE 16 APR 2013
  10. Insights

    Briefing by Special Advisor for Myanmar

    This afternoon the Secretary-General’s Special Advisor for Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, is set to brief Council members in consultations on the situation in Myanmar. Nambiar is expected to report on his 21-25 March visit to the country. It appears that the...

    posted on TUE 16 APR 2013
  11. Insights

    Meeting on Prevention of Conflicts in Africa

    On Monday, 15 April, the Security Council will receive a briefing from the Secretary-General on “Prevention of Conflicts in Africa: addressing the root causes”. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda, Louise Mushikiwabo, is expected to preside. It seems that...

    posted on FRI 12 APR 2013
  12. Insights

    Consultations on Sudan/South Sudan and Abyei

    Tomorrow morning (11 April) the Council is to hold the first of its twice monthly consultations on Sudan/South Sudan. The Council will also consider the Secretary-General’s most recent 90-day report [S/2013/198] on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)....

    posted on WED 10 APR 2013
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    Briefing on the Central African Republic by UN Mission Head

    Tomorrow morning (9 April), the Council is scheduled to receive 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...

    posted on MON 8 APR 2013
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    Yemen Briefing by Special Adviser Jamal Benomar

    Tomorrow morning (4 April) Council members will receive a briefing in consultations by Jamal Benomar, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Yemen. (In resolution 2051, the Council requested an update on developments in Yemen every 60 days.) No outcome is expected....

    posted on WED 3 APR 2013
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    Mali Briefing and Consultations

    The Security Council is expected to hold a briefing and consultations tomorrow (3 April) to discuss the Secretary-General’s recent report on Mali (S/2013/189). It seems that Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, will brief, while a representative from the...

    posted on TUE 2 APR 2013
  16. Insights

    April Programme of Work for the Security Council

    Rwanda has chosen a ministerial-level briefing on conflict prevention in Africa and its root causes as the centerpiece for its April presidency of the Security Council. Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo is expected to preside with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and...

    posted on TUE 2 APR 2013