Dates: SEPTEMBER 2013

  1. Insights

    Syria: From Stalemate to Compromise

    The Security Council is poised to unanimously adopt a resolution this evening (27 September) that requires the verification and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, calls for the convening of the Geneva II peace talks and endorses the establishment of...

    posted on FRI 27 SEP 2013
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    Yemen Briefing on the Final Stages of the National Dialogue

    Friday afternoon (27 September), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing by Jamal Benomar, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen. The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, and the Foreign Minister...

    posted on THU 26 SEP 2013
  3. Insights

    Council to Adopt First Resolution on Small Arms

    Tomorrow afternoon (26 September), the Security Council will hold a high-level meeting on small arms to be chaired by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop of Australia. A draft resolution was put in blue yesterday evening (24 September) and is expected to...

    posted on WED 25 SEP 2013
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    Debate on UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

    Tomorrow morning (19 September), the Security Council will hold its quarterly debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNAMA, is expected to brief, focusing on the recent...

    posted on WED 18 SEP 2013
  5. Insights

    Sierra Leone Mission on Pace with Drawdown

    The Security Council is scheduled to have a briefing on Sierra Leone this afternoon (18 September), followed by consultations. Briefers will be Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in...

    posted on WED 18 SEP 2013
  6. Insights

    Sudan/South Sudan Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (18 September) Council members are scheduled to hold consultations on Sudan/South Sudan issues. The Council has held semi-monthly meetings on this matter since the adoption of resolution 2046 in May 2012. Recently, a growing number of Council members...

    posted on TUE 17 SEP 2013
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    Liberia Mission Renewal: Phase Two of the Drawdown Begins

    On Wednesday afternoon (18 September), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution, which was put in blue yesterday, extending the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) for another year. It seems that Council members are keen...

    posted on TUE 17 SEP 2013
  8. Insights

    Monthly Middle East Briefing

    Tomorrow (17 September) Robert Serry, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, is scheduled to deliver the regular monthly briefing on the issue to the Security Council. The briefing, which will be followed by closed consultations, will...

    posted on MON 16 SEP 2013
  9. Insights

    Syria: What Role for the Security Council?

    Following a week of fast changing events related to Syria, the Security Council, long stalemated on this issue and on the verge of being sidelined by unilateral military strikes on Syria, may be poised to take centre stage on Syria’s...

    posted on FRI 13 SEP 2013
  10. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Libya Mission and Sanctions

    Monday morning (16 September), 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 FRI 13 SEP 2013
  11. Insights

    Working Group Meeting on Capability-Driven Approach to Peacekeeping

    On Monday afternoon (16 September), the Security Council Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations, chaired by Pakistan, is scheduled to hold a meeting on the capability-driven approach to peacekeeping. Acting Military Adviser Lieutenant General Abhijit Guha and Xavier Devaulx de Chambord,...

    posted on FRI 13 SEP 2013
  12. Insights

    Consultations on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Tomorrow morning (12 September), Council members will be briefed in consultations on recent developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Great Lakes Region, Mary Robinson, and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative...

    posted on WED 11 SEP 2013
  13. Insights

    Consultations and Press Statement on Guinea-Bissau

    On Thursday (5 September), Council members were briefed and held consultations with José Ramos-Horta, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS). Following the consultations Togo, the penholder on Guinea-Bissau, indicated that...

    posted on MON 9 SEP 2013
  14. Insights

    September Programme of Work for the Council

    This morning (September 4) Council members adopted the Security Council’s provisional programme of work for September. Following this meeting Council members went straight into their first item of work: a briefing held under the “horizon scanning” formula by the head...

    posted on WED 4 SEP 2013
  15. Insights

    Briefing by the Chair of the Iran Sanctions Committee

    Tomorrow afternoon (5 September) the chair of the 1737 Iran Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Gary Quinlan (Australia), is scheduled to present his 90-day report to the Council on the work of the Committee. The last such briefing (S/PV.6999) was postponed from...

    posted on WED 4 SEP 2013
  16. Insights

    Horizon Scanning: Briefing by Head of DPA on Middle East Trip

    Following the adoption of the September programme of work tomorrow morning (4 September), Security Council members are scheduled to be briefed by the head of the Department of Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, on his recent visit to the Middle East....

    posted on TUE 3 SEP 2013