Dates: JANUARY 2014

  1. Insights

    Council Visiting Mission to Mali

    Council members will begin a visiting mission to Mali tomorrow. (During visiting missions, the Council itself remains formally at UN Headquarters in New York and would meet here if required on any issue.) During the two-day visit Council members are...

    posted on FRI 31 JAN 2014
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    Adoption of a Democratic Republic of Congo Sanctions Resolution

    Tomorrow (30 January), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime and the mandate of the Group of Experts (GoE) assisting the 1533 DRC Sanctions Committee. Adoption of this...

    posted on WED 29 JAN 2014
  3. Insights

    Consultations on the conclusion of the National Dialogue Conference in Yemen

    This afternoon, 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 the recent conclusion of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) and...

    posted on TUE 28 JAN 2014
  4. Insights

    Resolution Renewing Peacebuilding Office Mandate and Expanding Sanctions in the CAR

    Tomorrow (28 January), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution, which went into blue this evening, extending the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA) for a year. The resolution will enhance BINUCA’s...

    posted on MON 27 JAN 2014
  5. Insights

    Open Debate on War, History, Reconciliation and Peace

    On Wednesday, 29 January, the Security Council will hold an open debate on “War, its lessons, and the search for a permanent peace”. Jordan, the president of the Council for the month, has initiated the debate and proposed in a...

    posted on MON 27 JAN 2014
  6. Insights

    Burundi Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (28 January), the Security Council will be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Office in Burundi (BNUB), Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, and Ambassador Paul Seger (Switzerland), the chair of the Burundi configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission...

    posted on MON 27 JAN 2014
  7. Insights

    Adoption of a Resolution on Terrorist Kidnapping for Ransom

    On Monday (27 January), the Security Council is set to adopt a draft resolution proposed by the UK calling on states not to pay ransom to terrorist kidnappers. The negotiations for the draft resolution, which was circulated in early December,...

    posted on FRI 24 JAN 2014
  8. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Côte d’Ivoire

    On Monday (27 January), the Security Council will be briefed by Aïchatou Mindaoudou Souleymane, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), on the latest report of the Secretary-General (S/2013/761) via videoconference. (It...

    posted on FRI 24 JAN 2014
  9. Insights

    South Sudan Consultations

    Council members are scheduled to hold consultations at 3 pm today on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and more broadly, the situation in the country. The objective of the meeting appears to be to receive a briefing from...

    posted on THU 23 JAN 2014
  10. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur

    Tomorrow morning (23 January), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the most recent report (S/2014/26) of the Secretary-General on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), likely by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous. Council members...

    posted on WED 22 JAN 2014
  11. Insights

    Humanitarian and Human Rights Briefing on the Central African Republic

    This afternoon at the request of Luxembourg, the Council will be briefed on the human rights and humanitarian situation in Central African Republic (CAR) by Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative on...

    posted on WED 22 JAN 2014
  12. Insights

    Consultations on Cyprus

    Tomorrow (22 January ), weather conditions permitting, Council members will be briefed in consultations by Lisa Buttenheim, the Secretary General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). In addition, Alexander Downer, the Special Adviser to...

    posted on TUE 21 JAN 2014
  13. Insights

    Consultations on Conflict Prevention in Central Asia

    Tomorrow, 21 January, Council members are expected to receive a briefing in consultations from Miroslav Jenča, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA). As has become common...

    posted on MON 20 JAN 2014
  14. Insights

    Arria Formula Meeting on Women’s Participation in Resolving the Syrian Conflict

    On Friday morning (17 January), Security Council members are set to hold a closed Arria formula meeting, organised by Luxembourg and the UK, focusing on women’s participation in resolving the Syrian conflict. The panelists will be representatives of the Syrian...

    posted on THU 16 JAN 2014
  15. Insights

    Consultations on Mali: Moving Beyond Restoration of Constitutional Order

    Tomorrow morning (16 January), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing by Albert Gerard Koenders, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), followed by consultations. Although at...

    posted on WED 15 JAN 2014
  16. Insights

    Iraq Briefing and Draft Presidential Statement

    This afternoon (9 January), Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Nickolay Mladenov will brief Council members in consultations via video-teleconference on the deteriorating security situation in Iraq, and more specifically in Fallujah and Ramadi...

    posted on THU 9 JAN 2014
  17. Insights

    Consultations on Sudan/South Sudan and UN Mission in South Sudan

    Tomorrow morning the Council is scheduled to hold consultations on Sudan and South Sudan and the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Haile Menkerios, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Sudan and South Sudan and head of the UN...

    posted on WED 8 JAN 2014
  18. Insights

    Draft Press Statement on Aleppo Strikes Under Silence

    Last night (7 January), the UK circulated a draft press statement on Syrian government airstrikes against Aleppo which began on 15 December 2013. The draft is under silence until 4:00 this afternoon. The draft press statement expresses outrage over the...

    posted on WED 8 JAN 2014
  19. Insights

    Syria Chemical Weapons Briefing

    Tomorrow (8 January), 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 third monthly report (S/2013/774) on the implementation...

    posted on TUE 7 JAN 2014
  20. Insights

    The January 2014 Programme of Work for the Security Council

    The Security Council’s programme of work for January 2014 consists largely of regular briefings, consultations, mandate renewals and debates. In addition, Jordan, the President of the Security Council for January, has chosen to hold an open debate on “War, its...

    posted on MON 6 JAN 2014