Dates: NOVEMBER 2013

  1. Insights

    Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict: Myanmar Visit

    Members of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, led by its chair, Ambassador Sylvie Lucas (Luxembourg), will be visiting Myanmar from 1 – 4 December. The delegation is expected to convey key messages from their conclusions on the...

    posted on WED 27 NOV 2013
  2. Insights

    Consultations on the National Dialogue in Yemen

    Tomorrow afternoon (27 November), Council members will meet in consultations to receive a briefing by Jamal Benomar, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen. The meeting is likely to focus on challenges related to the completion of the National...

    posted on TUE 26 NOV 2013
  3. Insights

    Guinea-Bissau Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (26 November), the Security Council expects to receive a briefing from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Guinea-Bissau Jose Ramos Horta on the two reports of the Secretary-General on the restoration of constitutional order (S/2013/680) and on...

    posted on MON 25 NOV 2013
  4. Insights

    Central African Republic and UN Office in Central Africa/Lord’s Resistance Army

    On Monday morning (25 November), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a presidential statement on the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) and the implementation of the regional strategy on the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). In the afternoon,...

    posted on FRI 22 NOV 2013
  5. Insights

    Press Statement on the Security Situation in Iraq

    On Monday (25 November), Security Council members are expected to issue a press statement following the briefing by Special Representative Nickolay Mladenov on the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The draft press statement —which was circulated by the US...

    posted on FRI 22 NOV 2013
  6. Insights

    2013 Finnish Workshop for Incoming Council Members

    The 11th workshop for incoming members of the Security Council will be held for two days (21-22 November), starting this afternoon,in Long Island, New York. The workshop is organised by the government of Finland in cooperation with the Security Council...

    posted on THU 21 NOV 2013
  7. Insights

    Quarterly Debate on Kosovo

    Tomorrow (19 November) the Security Council will hold its quarterly debate on Kosovo during which it will be briefed by Farid Zarif, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), on...

    posted on MON 18 NOV 2013
  8. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on South Sudan

    On Monday morning (18 November), the Security Council will receive a briefing and its members will hold consultations on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Hilde Johnson, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNMISS, is scheduled...

    posted on FRI 15 NOV 2013
  9. Insights

    Adoption of Presidential Statement on Developments in the DRC

    Council members appear ready to adopt a presidential statement on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) tomorrow morning (14 November). The presidential statement comes in the wake of significant developments on the ground, notably the recent...

    posted on WED 13 NOV 2013
  10. Insights

    AU Request for ICC Deferral of Kenyan Situation

    Yesterday (12 November) Council members held consultations on the AU request for the Security Council to defer for a year the International Criminal Court (ICC) proceedings against President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Samoei Ruto of Kenya. (Article 16...

    posted on WED 13 NOV 2013
  11. Insights

    Somalia Resolution Authorising Increase in Troop Strength

    Tomorrow morning (12 November) the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution authorising an increase in the troop strength of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and extending its mandate until 31 October 2014. The UK, the penholder on...

    posted on MON 11 NOV 2013
  12. Insights

    Reauthorising Operation ALTHEA and Briefing on Developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Tomorrow morning (12 November), the Security Council will adopt a resolution reauthorising the EU-led multinational stabilisation force (EUFOR ALTHEA) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for a further twelve months. The adoption will be followed by the Council’s bi-annual debate on...

    posted on MON 11 NOV 2013
  13. Insights

    Sudan-South Sudan Consultations

    On Monday (11 November), Council members will hold consultations on Sudan-South Sudan focusing on compliance by Sudan, South Sudan, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) with resolution 2046, with Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous expected to brief. In...

    posted on FRI 8 NOV 2013
  14. Insights

    Consultations on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Tomorrow (6 November), Council members are scheduled to hold consultations on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The meeting, which was requested by France, is likely to include briefings via video-teleconference by the Special Representative of...

    posted on TUE 5 NOV 2013
  15. Insights

    Briefing on the Syrian Chemical Weapons Track

    Tomorrow (5 November), Sigrid Kaag, the Special Coordinator of the joint mission of the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), will brief Council members in consultations on the first monthly report (S/2013/629) on the implementation...

    posted on MON 4 NOV 2013
  16. Insights

    November Programme of Work for the Security Council

    During November, China will preside over the Security Council. The month has gotten off to a busy start, with the Council issuing on 2 November a press statement condemning the kidnapping and killing of two French journalists in Mali (SC/11169)....

    posted on MON 4 NOV 2013
  17. Insights

    Briefings on Humanitarian Situation in Syria and Arms Proliferation in Libya

    On Monday (4 November), Emergency Relief Coordinator and head of Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Valerie Amos, will brief Council members on the humanitarian situation in Syria under “any other business” following consultations on the November programme...

    posted on SUN 3 NOV 2013