Dates: DECEMBER 2013

  1. Insights

    South Sudan Consultations

    The Security Council is scheduled to hold consultations on South Sudan on Monday (30 December) at 10 am. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Hilde Johnson is expected to brief, supported...

    posted on SAT 28 DEC 2013
  2. Insights

    Adoption of a Resolution on South Sudan

    This afternoon (24 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution authorising an increase in the military and police capacity of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The draft resolution, which was circulated yesterday, is a response...

    posted on TUE 24 DEC 2013
  3. Insights

    South Sudan Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (20 December) Council members are scheduled to hold consultations on South Sudan with Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet expected to brief. At press time, it was unclear whether a Council outcome would result from the meeting,...

    posted on THU 19 DEC 2013
  4. Insights

    Drug Trafficking in West Africa and the Sahel: Briefing and Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (18 December), the Security Council plans to hold a briefing on drug trafficking in West Africa and the Sahel. The Secretary-General will address the Council, which will also hear briefings from the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the...

    posted on TUE 17 DEC 2013
  5. Insights

    Renewal of the UN Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights

    Tomorrow (18 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan Heights for six months. Russia and the US jointly authored the draft resolution which was circulated on Thursday...

    posted on TUE 17 DEC 2013
  6. Insights

    Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate: Mandate Renewal

    This afternoon (17 December), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) for four years. It seems that the draft resolution was circulated by the US to all the...

    posted on TUE 17 DEC 2013
  7. Insights

    South Sudan: Briefing under Any Other Business

    This afternoon (17 December) the situation in South Sudan is likely to be raised under “Any Other Business” in consultations following the Security Council’s deliberations on the UN Office for West Africa. It is anticipated that Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for...

    posted on TUE 17 DEC 2013
  8. Insights

    UN Office for West Africa: Briefing and Consultations

    The Security Council expects to receive a briefing tomorrow on the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA) by the Special Representative of the Secretary General to West Africa Said Djinnit, which will be followed by consultations. The briefing and consultations...

    posted on MON 16 DEC 2013
  9. Insights

    Briefing on the final Sellström Report into Alleged Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

    On Monday (16 December), Council members will be briefed in consultations by the Secretary-General on the final report (S/2013/735) of a UN team led by Ake Sellström that included the results of the investigation into the alleged use of chemical...

    posted on SUN 15 DEC 2013
  10. Insights

    Presidential Statement on Libya

    The Security Council seems likely to adopt a presidential statement on Monday (16 December) on the situation in Libya, following a briefing and consultations with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission to Libya...

    posted on FRI 13 DEC 2013
  11. Insights

    Arria Formula Meeting on Protecting Journalists

    Tomorrow (13 December) Security Council members will hold an Arria formula meeting on the protection of journalists that will be co-chaired by Ambassador Gérard Araud (France) and Ambassador Gert Rosenthal (Guatemala). Arria formula meetings are informal gatherings which enable Council...

    posted on THU 12 DEC 2013
  12. Insights

    Briefing and Presidential Statement on the Sahel Strategy

    The Security Council is likely to adopt a presidential statement tomorrow (12 December) on the Sahel region following a briefing by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Sahel, Romano Prodi, on the implementation of the UN integrated strategy for the...

    posted on WED 11 DEC 2013
  13. Insights

    Democratic Republic of the Congo Consultations

    Tomorrow Council members will be briefed in consultations on recent developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in...

    posted on TUE 10 DEC 2013
  14. Insights

    Mali Consultations: Countering Insecurity in the North

    This afternoon, Council members will receive a briefing by Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Edmond Mulet, on the political and security situation in Mali. Ambassador Gérard Araud (France) is also expected to brief Council members in his national capacity on...

    posted on TUE 10 DEC 2013
  15. Insights

    Somalia Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning, 10 December, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Nicholas Kay, will brief the Security Council via video conference. The briefing will concern the most recent report of the...

    posted on MON 9 DEC 2013
  16. Insights

    Liberia Sanctions

    The Security Council will adopt a resolution Tuesday morning (10 December) that renews the Liberia sanctions regime for a further 12 months while significantly rolling back the sanctions. The draft resolution was put in blue Friday evening (6 December). Some...

    posted on MON 9 DEC 2013
  17. Insights

    Consultations on Security Situation and Political Developments in Libya

    Monday morning (9 December), 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 6 DEC 2013
  18. Insights

    Guinea-Bissau Presidential Statement

    The Security Council is set to adopt a presidential statement on Guinea-Bissau on Monday (9 December). Togo, as penholder on Guinea-Bissau, expressed its intention to seek a presidential statement last week and circulated a first draft on 30 November. It...

    posted on FRI 6 DEC 2013
  19. Insights

    Extraordinary Election to the Security Council

    Tomorrow morning (6 December), the General Assembly will hold an extraordinary election to fill one of the five non-permanent seats in the Security Council for the 2014-2015 term. On 17 October, Chad, Chile, Lithuania, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia were elected...

    posted on THU 5 DEC 2013
  20. Insights

    Adoption of a Resolution on the Central African Republic

    Tomorrow (5 December), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution authorising the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), an AU peacekeeping force known by its French acronym MISCA, and a UN trust fund to...

    posted on WED 4 DEC 2013
  21. Insights

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

    Tomorrow morning (5 December), the Security Council is expected to be briefed in consultations by Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet on Sudan and South Sudan issues and on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Council members...

    posted on WED 4 DEC 2013
  22. Insights

    December Programme of Work for the Security Council

    The Sahel and West Africa feature prominently on the December programme of work of the Security Council. France, the President of the Council for December, has chosen to hold a high-level meeting on drug trafficking in the Sahel and West...

    posted on TUE 3 DEC 2013
  23. Insights

    Briefing on Humanitarian Situation in Syria

    Tomorrow (3 December), Emergency Relief Coordinator and head of Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Valerie Amos will brief Council members in consultations on the humanitarian situation in Syria. This will be her third briefing on the 2...

    posted on MON 2 DEC 2013