Dates: AUGUST 2013

  1. Insights

    Syria Draft Resolution

    The P5 members of the Council met this morning (28 August) to discuss a draft resolution on Syria introduced today by the UK. It seems the draft condemns the alleged chemical weapons attack on rebel-held areas in Syria on 21...

    posted on WED 28 AUG 2013
  2. Insights

    Haiti Debate

    Tomorrow (28 August), the Security Council will hold a debate on the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The Defence Minister of Argentina Agustín Rossi is expected to chair the meeting while Sandra Honoré, the new Special Representative of the...

    posted on TUE 27 AUG 2013
  3. Insights

    Presidential Statement on Sudan/South Sudan and Press Statement on Jonglei

    In recent days, Council members have been focusing on negotiations on two draft statements related to Sudan-South Sudan issues – a draft presidential statement on Sudan-South Sudan and a draft press statement on Jonglei state in South Sudan. It now...

    posted on FRI 23 AUG 2013
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Briefings and Press Statement

    Today (22 August) Council members received two briefings from Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Edmond Mulet on ongoing clashes between the 23 March Movement (M23) and the Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) in Pinga, North Kivu in...

    posted on THU 22 AUG 2013
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    Consultations on Sudan/South Sudan

    Tomorrow morning (22 August) the Council is scheduled to hold its semi-monthly consultations on Sudan/South Sudan issues. Haile Menkerios, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the AU and Head of the UN Office to the AU, is expected to...

    posted on WED 21 AUG 2013
  6. Insights

    Briefing on Attacks in Syria

    Council members will meet in consultations this afternoon (21 August) to receive a briefing from Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on today’s attacks on rebel-held areas near Damascus. It seems that France, Luxembourg, Republic of Korea, UK and US requested this...

    posted on WED 21 AUG 2013
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    Middle East Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (20 August) the Council is scheduled to receive a regular monthly briefing on the situation in the Middle East by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernández-Taranco followed by consultations. The main focus of Fernández-Taranco’s briefing is expected...

    posted on MON 19 AUG 2013
  8. Insights

    Protection of Civilians Open Debate

    On Monday (19 August) the Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The briefers are expected to be the Secretary-General, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos and the High Commissioner for Human...

    posted on FRI 16 AUG 2013
  9. Insights

    Briefing on the Situation in Egypt

    Council members are expected to meet in consultations at 5:30 pm on the situation in Egypt, with Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson expected to brief. The increasingly violent response by the Egyptian army to protests by supporters of ousted President Mohamed...

    posted on THU 15 AUG 2013
  10. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on the Central African Republic

    Tomorrow (14 August), the Security Council will receive a briefing followed by consultations on the Secretary-General’s most recent report (S/2013/470) on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye, the recently appointed Secretary-General’s Special Representative and...

    posted on TUE 13 AUG 2013
  11. Insights

    Presidential Statement on Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

    Tomorrow, 14 August, the Council will adopt a presidential statement regarding piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The text a Togo initiative, went through two lengthy rounds of negotiations (although with very few substantive points of disagreement among Council members)...

    posted on TUE 13 AUG 2013
  12. Insights

    Consultations on Sudan/South Sudan and UN Interim Security Force for Abyei

    Tomorrow morning (7 August) the Council is scheduled to hold consultations on Sudan/South Sudan issues and on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Edmond Mulet is expected to brief on both matters. No immediate...

    posted on TUE 6 AUG 2013
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    Open Debate on Cooperation with Regional Organisations

    Tomorrow (6 August, beginning at 9:30 am) the Security Council will hold a high-level open debate on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations in maintaining international peace and security. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina will...

    posted on MON 5 AUG 2013
  14. Insights

    August Programme of Work for the Security Council

    Argentina, the president of the Council in August, has chosen an open debate on the cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations as a highlight of its presidency. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina is expected to...

    posted on FRI 2 AUG 2013