Dates: MAY 2013

  1. Insights

    Peacekeeping Working Group Meeting on Safety and Security of Peacekeepers

    On Monday afternoon (3 June), the Security Council Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations will hold a meeting to discuss the issue of safety and security of UN peacekeeping missions. This will be the second meeting of the Working Group under...

    posted on FRI 31 MAY 2013
  2. Insights

    Meeting of the 1718 DPRK Sanctions Committee

    Tomorrow afternoon (Friday, 31 May), the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee will meet to discuss the latest report from the Panel of Experts (PoE) assisting the Committee. (On 7 March, almost four months in advance of...

    posted on THU 30 MAY 2013
  3. Insights

    Consultations on Cyprus

    Tomorrow (30 May) Council members will be briefed in consultations by video conference by Alexander Downer, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus. Downer had hoped to bring new information to Council members following a social dinner he planned...

    posted on WED 29 MAY 2013
  4. Insights

    Briefings on UNOCA and the DRC

    Briefing on UNOCA Report Tomorrow morning (29 May), the Security Council will be briefed by Abou Moussa, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) on the Secretary-General’s report on UNOCA...

    posted on TUE 28 MAY 2013
  5. Insights

    Informal Interactive Dialogue with Kenya on ICC Issue

    Tomorrow (23 May), Council members will have an interactive dialogue with representatives from Kenya to discuss International Criminal Court (ICC) proceedings against its nationals. On 2 May Kenya sent a note verbal to the President of the Council requesting termination...

    posted on WED 22 MAY 2013
  6. Insights

    Consultations on Sudan-South Sudan and UNISFA

    Tomorrow morning (23 May) the Security Council is scheduled to hold consultations on Sudan-South Sudan and the UN Interim Security Force in Abyei (UNISFA). Edmond Mulet, Assistant-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, is scheduled to brief. No immediate outcome is expected, although...

    posted on WED 22 MAY 2013
  7. Insights

    Renewal of UN Mission Mandate in Guinea-Bissau

    Tomorrow, 22 May, the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) for a period of one year. The current authorisation of UNIOGBIS is due to expire on...

    posted on TUE 21 MAY 2013
  8. Insights

    Working Group Meeting on Children and Armed Conflict

    This afternoon (20 May), the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict will have a formal meeting where it will discuss the issue of persistent perpetrators and the latest report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Myanmar...

    posted on MON 20 MAY 2013
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    Arria Formula Meeting on Women, Peace and Security

    On Friday afternoon (17 May), Security Council members are set to hold an Arria Formula meeting focusing on the progress and challenges to the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda with a particular focus on field perspectives from...

    posted on THU 16 MAY 2013
  10. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on the Central African Republic

    Tomorrow morning (15 May), the Security Council will be briefed by the Secretary- General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA) Margaret Vogt on the latest BINUCA report. The Prime Minister...

    posted on TUE 14 MAY 2013
  11. Insights

    Open Debate: Challenges of Combating Terrorism in Africa

    On Monday morning (13 May), at the initiative of Togo, the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the challenges of combating terrorism in Africa. The meeting will be chaired by President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé of Togo,...

    posted on FRI 10 MAY 2013
  12. Insights

    Briefing by Counter-Terrorism Committee Chairs

    Tomorrow (10 May), the Security Council is scheduled to hold its semi-annual briefing of the chairs of its counter-terrorism-related committees. (The last such debate was held on 14 November 2012.) The briefers will be Ambassador Gary Quinlan (Australia), who chairs...

    posted on THU 9 MAY 2013
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    Consultations on Lebanon

    Tomorrow (8 May) Council members will be briefed in consultations by Special Envoy Terje Rød-Larsen on the Secretary-General’s latest report on the implementation of resolution 1559. No outcome is expected. The destabilising effects of the spillover from the conflict in...

    posted on TUE 7 MAY 2013
  14. Insights

    Interactive Dialogue with the ICC Prosecutor

    Tomorrow morning (7 May) the Security Council, at the request of Guatemala, is scheduled to hold an informal interactive dialogue with the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. Although scheduled to provide a periodic briefing on the work of...

    posted on MON 6 MAY 2013
  15. Insights

    Briefing by OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

    Tomorrow, 7 May, the Security Council will be briefed by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara, the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The Council last received its annual briefing from the OSCE chair (which rotates...

    posted on MON 6 MAY 2013
  16. Insights

    May Programme of Work for the Security Council

    In May the Council’s programme of work has a number of terrorism related meetings as well the adoption of at least three resolutions. Togo, Council president in May, has chosen a debate on the challenges of fighting terrorism in Africa...

    posted on THU 2 MAY 2013
  17. Insights

    Adoption of Somalia Resolution

    Tomorrow morning, Thursday, 2 May, the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution creating the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) to be deployed by 3 June for an initial period of 12 months. The draft resolution which is...

    posted on WED 1 MAY 2013