Dates: JULY 2013

  1. Insights

    UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (30 July) the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 January 2014. The draft resolution, which has been in blue since 25 July, largely resembles...

    posted on MON 29 JUL 2013
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    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (30 July) the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The initial draft was discussed among the P5 before being circulated to the wider Council on...

    posted on MON 29 JUL 2013
  3. Insights

    UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (30 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) for eleven months, until 30 June 2014. The draft resolution was circulated by France among P5 members...

    posted on MON 29 JUL 2013
  4. Insights

    "Arria Formula" Meeting with the Syrian National Coalition

    Tomorrow morning (26 July) Council members are set to meet with the leadership of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) in a closed Arria Formula session organised by the UK. The delegation will include the recently elected head of the SNC,...

    posted on THU 25 JUL 2013
  5. Insights

    High-Level Debate on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Tomorrow (25 July), the Council will hold a high-level debate on the Great Lakes region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with US Secretary of State John Kerry presiding. Several other Council members are expected to attend at...

    posted on WED 24 JUL 2013
  6. Insights

    Renewal of Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group

    Tomorrow morning (24 July) the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group until 25 November 2014. After initial negotiations last week and further revisions on Monday, the draft resolution was...

    posted on TUE 23 JUL 2013
  7. Insights

    Sudan/South Sudan Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (24 July), Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Sudan and South Sudan, Haile Menkerios, is expected to brief Council members during the second of the twice-monthly meetings on compliance by Sudan, South Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation...

    posted on TUE 23 JUL 2013
  8. Insights

    Darfur Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (24 July) the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing and consultations on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) with Joint Special Representative and Joint Chief Mediator for Darfur Mohammed Ibn Chambas expected to brief. Chambas...

    posted on TUE 23 JUL 2013
  9. Insights

    Iraq Mission Mandate Renewal

    On Wednesday (24 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 July 2014. The resolution – which is now in blue -acknowledges changes to UNAMI’s...

    posted on MON 22 JUL 2013
  10. Insights

    Peacekeeping Working Group Meeting on the Use of Technology

    Tomorrow morning (19 July) the Security Council Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations, chaired by Pakistan, is scheduled to hold a meeting on the use of modern technologies in peacekeeping. Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, and Ameerah Haq, Under-Secretary-General for...

    posted on THU 18 JUL 2013
  11. Insights

    Open Debate on Protection of Journalists

    Tomorrow morning (17 July) the Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the protection of journalists under the agenda item, Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict. UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson is expected to brief the Council on...

    posted on TUE 16 JUL 2013
  12. Insights

    Humanitarian Briefing on Syria

    Tomorrow morning (16 July) the Council will hold a public briefing on the humanitarian situation in Syria, to be followed by consultations. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos and High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres will brief via video-conference. Assistant...

    posted on MON 15 JUL 2013
  13. Insights

    Sahel Presidential Statement

    The Security Council is likely to adopt a presidential statement on Monday (15 July) on the Sahel region following its discussion on the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel last month. The Sahel Strategy, which was included as an annex...

    posted on FRI 12 JUL 2013
  14. Insights

    Briefing by the Chair of the Iran Sanctions Committee

    On Monday (15 July), Ambassador Gary Quinlan (Australia), the chair of the 1737 Iran Sanctions Committee, is scheduled to present the 90-day report of the Committee’s work to the Security Council. This briefing was initially scheduled for 13 June but...

    posted on FRI 12 JUL 2013
  15. Insights

    Sudan-South Sudan Consultations and Mission in South Sudan Renewal

    Tomorrow (11 July),the Security Council will consider two Sudan-South Sudan related matters. In the morning, Council members are scheduled to hold consultations on Sudan/South Sudan with Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous. In the afternoon, the Council is expected to...

    posted on WED 10 JUL 2013
  16. Insights

    Lebanon Presidential Statement

    The Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on Lebanon this week, possibly as early as tomorrow (10 July). The draft statement was discussed following a briefing in consultations by Special Coordinator Derek Plumbly and peacekeeping head Hervé...

    posted on TUE 9 JUL 2013
  17. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on UN Office for West Africa

    Tomorrow (10 July), the Security Council will receive a briefing on the Secretary-General’s most recent report (S/2013/384) on the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA) from Said Djinnit, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNOWA, followed by closed consultations....

    posted on TUE 9 JUL 2013
  18. Insights

    Syria Draft Press Statement

    For several days Council members have been trying to agree on a press statement on the ongoing siege of Homs by the Syrian government. A draft press statement was first circulated by Australia and Luxembourg on Tuesday evening (2 July)...

    posted on FRI 5 JUL 2013
  19. Insights

    July Programme of Work for the Security Council

    The US, as president of the Council in July, has chosen to have a ministerial level debate focused on restoring peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Great Lakes region as a highlight event for the month....

    posted on TUE 2 JUL 2013