Dates: JUNE 2013

  1. Insights

    Resolution on Iraq-Kuwait High-Level Coordinator

    Tomorrow morning (27 June), the Security Council expects to adopt a resolution, which has been put in blue, transferring the mandate formerly assigned to the High-Level Coordinator for Iraq-Kuwait Missing Persons and Property to the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq...

    posted on WED 26 JUN 2013
  2. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on the Sahel

    Tomorrow afternoon (26 June) the Security Council expects to be briefed by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Sahel, Romano Prodi, on the 14 June report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Sahel region and the...

    posted on TUE 25 JUN 2013
  3. Insights

    Renewal of the UN Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights

    Tomorrow morning (26 June), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) for six months.* Russia and the US jointly authored the draft resolution which was circulated on Friday (21 June). Following...

    posted on TUE 25 JUN 2013
  4. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Mali

    Tomorrow morning (25 June), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on Mali by the head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Albert Gerard Koenders. Foreign Minister Tieman Coulibaly of Mali is also expected...

    posted on MON 24 JUN 2013
  5. Insights

    Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict

    On Monday (24 June), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on women, peace and security with a focus on sexual violence in conflict. UK Foreign Secretary William Hague will preside and the Secretary-General and Special Representative on...

    posted on FRI 21 JUN 2013
  6. Insights

    “Arria Formula” Meeting with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria

    Tomorrow (21 June), Security Council members are set to meet with Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro and Karen Abu Zayd of the Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on Syria in a closed “Arria formula” format session organised by Australia. It seems...

    posted on THU 20 JUN 2013
  7. Insights

    Sudan-South Sudan Consultations and Humanitarian Briefing on Syria

    Tomorrow afternoon (20 June), the Security Council is scheduled to hold its twice monthly meeting in consultations on Sudan/South Sudan issues. Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, and Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, are expected...

    posted on WED 19 JUN 2013
  8. Insights

    Quarterly Afghanistan Debate

    Tomorrow morning the Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly debate on Afghanistan. Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is expected to brief. No Council outcome is anticipated at...

    posted on WED 19 JUN 2013
  9. Insights

    Open Debate on Conflict Prevention and Natural Resources

    Tomorrow morning, 19 June, the Council will hold an open debate on “Conflict Prevention and Natural Resources”. The scheduled briefers are Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, UNDP Associate Administrator Rebecca Grynspan, World Bank Managing Director Caroline Anstey, and Kofi Annan as...

    posted on TUE 18 JUN 2013
  10. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Libya Mission and Sanctions

    Tomorrow morning (18 June), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing by Tarek Mitri, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), followed by consultations. The Council will also receive...

    posted on MON 17 JUN 2013
  11. Insights

    Children and Armed Conflict Debate

    This morning (17 June), the Security Council will have a debate on children and armed conflict to discuss the Secretary-General’s latest report on children and armed conflict (S/2013/245). The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Leila Zerrougui, the Deputy Executive Director...

    posted on SUN 16 JUN 2013
  12. Insights

    Quartely Debate on Kosovo

    Tomorrow (14 June) the Security Council will be briefed by Farid Zarif, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), on the latest report of the Secretary-General (S/2013/254) and other recent developments....

    posted on THU 13 JUN 2013
  13. Insights

    Debate on Tribunals

    Tomorrow (12 June), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual debate on the ad hoc international criminal tribunals. The presidents (Judges Theodor Meron and Vagn Joensen) and prosecutors (Hassan Bubacar Jallow and Serge Brammertz) of the International Criminal Tribunal for...

    posted on TUE 11 JUN 2013
  14. Insights

    Consultations on the UN Disengagement Observer Force

    Council members are expecting a briefing in consultations from the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) tomorrow (7 June) on the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) following today’s clashes between the Syrian government and armed opposition near the ceasefire line between...

    posted on THU 6 JUN 2013
  15. Insights

    June Programme of Work for the Council

    June is expected to be a busy month for the Council under the UK presidency with two, possibly three open debates, three debates and two adoptions besides a number of regular briefings and consultations. The centerpiece of the UK presidency...

    posted on TUE 4 JUN 2013
  16. Insights

    ICC Briefing on Darfur and Consultations on Sudan/South Sudan

    Tomorrow morning (5 June) the Security Council will receive the semi-annual briefing of the ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the work of the ICC on Darfur. In the afternoon, it will hold the first of its twice-monthly meetings on Sudan/South...

    posted on TUE 4 JUN 2013
  17. Insights

    DPA Horizon Scanning Briefing

    Following adoption of the June programme of work tomorrow morning (4 June), Council members are scheduled to be briefed by Oscar Fernández-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, in what appears to be an effort by the UK, the President of...

    posted on MON 3 JUN 2013