Dates: FEBRUARY 2014

  1. Insights

    Private Meeting and Consultations on Ukraine

    At press time, a private meeting of the Council, followed by consultations, on the situation in Ukraine, had been called for at 3 pm. It seems that Oscar Fernández-Tarranco from the Department of Political Affairs will brief and a representative...

    posted on FRI 28 FEB 2014
  2. Insights

    Resolution Establishing a Sanctions Regime for Yemen

    Tomorrow (26 February), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on Yemen expressing the Council’s strong support for the next steps of the political transition and establishing sanctions against individuals or entities which the Sanctions Committee to be...

    posted on TUE 25 FEB 2014
  3. Insights

    Guinea-Bissau Briefing and Consultations Focus on Upcoming Elections

    Tomorrow morning (26 February), the Security Council will be briefed by José Ramos-Horta, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Guinea-Bissau(via video teleconference from Bissau) and by Ambassador Antonio Patriota (Brazil), chair of the Peacebuilding Commission’s Guinea-Bissau configuration. Ramos-Horta will focus on...

    posted on TUE 25 FEB 2014
  4. Insights

    Briefing by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

    This morning Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Burkhalter, the Chairperson-in Office of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), will brief the Council. The OSCE briefing is held on an annual basis, soon after the new OSCE...

    posted on FRI 21 FEB 2014
  5. Insights

    Possible Vote on Syria Draft Humanitarian Resolution

    Yesterday evening (19 February), following an intense two weeks of Council negotiations led by Australia, Jordan and Luxembourg with both the P5 and the full Council membership, the penholders put the draft resolution on humanitarian access in Syria in blue...

    posted on THU 20 FEB 2014
  6. Insights

    Central African Republic Briefing by the Secretary General and AU Commissioner

    Tomorrow afternoon (20 February) the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon and the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smail Chergui, will brief the Council on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). This will be followed by an interactive dialogue...

    posted on WED 19 FEB 2014
  7. Insights

    Rule of Law Debate and Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (19 February), the Council will hold an open debate on strengthening the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security. The foreign minister of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, will chair the meeting. The Secretary-General will brief the...

    posted on TUE 18 FEB 2014
  8. Insights

    Presidential Statement on Cooperation between the UN and EU

    Tomorrow (14 February), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on cooperation between the UN and the European Union (EU), with briefings by High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the EU Catherine...

    posted on THU 13 FEB 2014
  9. Insights

    Resolution on Sudan Sanctions

    Following two rounds of negotiations last Friday (7 February) and Monday (10 February), the Security Council appears set to adopt a resolution tomorrow (13 February) renewing for a period of thirteen months the mandate of the Panel of Experts (PoE)...

    posted on WED 12 FEB 2014
  10. Insights

    Final Mandate Extension for UN Office in Burundi

    Tomorrow (13 February), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution on the mandate of the UN Office in Burundi (BNUB). The draft resolution, which was under silence until 11 this morning, reflects a compromise between termination and transfer...

    posted on WED 12 FEB 2014
  11. Insights

    Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians

    Tomorrow morning (12 February), the Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. Lithuania, as President of the Council for the month, circulated a concept note to Council members on 3 February (S/2014/74)...

    posted on TUE 11 FEB 2014
  12. Insights

    Draft Humanitarian Resolution on Syria and Briefing by Humanitarian Chief

    A draft resolution on humanitarian access in Syria was circulated to Council members this morning (11 February) by Australia and Luxembourg — the leads on the Syria humanitarian track — and Jordan, as the voice of the Arab Group on...

    posted on TUE 11 FEB 2014
  13. Insights

    Consultations on South Sudan, Sudan-South Sudan and Sudan Sanctions

    Tomorrow (11 February), Council members will hold consultations on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Sudan-South Sudan relations and Sudan sanctions. Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, and Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, are...

    posted on MON 10 FEB 2014
  14. Insights

    The Council’s Programme of Work for February

    In February, under the presidency of Lithuania, the Council will have two open debates with presidential statements as likely outcomes. The biannual open debate on the protection of civilians is expected to include High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay,...

    posted on WED 5 FEB 2014
  15. Insights

    Syria Chemical Weapons Briefing

    Tomorrow (6 February), 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 fourth monthly report (S/2014/52) on the implementation...

    posted on WED 5 FEB 2014
  16. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: The Security Council in Bamako

    BAMAKO: Yesterday (3 February), Council members, on the second day of their visiting mission to Mali, held several meetings at the headquarters of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Bamako, focusing on the need for an...

    posted on TUE 4 FEB 2014
  17. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: The Security Council in Bamako and Mopti

    BAMAKO and MOPTI: Council members had their first full day of meetings in the Council’s first-ever visit to Mali today (2 February). Council members visited the town of Mopti (600 km from Bamako) and held a series of meetings with...

    posted on SUN 2 FEB 2014