Dates: MARCH 2014

  1. Insights

    Briefing by the Secretary-General on Ukraine

    Tomorrow (28 March), Security Council members will hold closed consultations on the situation in Ukraine, with a briefing by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Secretary-General travelled to Moscow and Kiev, on 19 March, three days after Crimea and Sevastopol held a...

    posted on THU 27 MAR 2014
  2. Insights

    Briefing by Humanitarian Chief on Access in Syria

    Tomorrow morning (28 March), Emergency Relief Coordinator and head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Valerie Amos will brief Council members in consultations on the first report (S/2014/208) since the adoption of resolution 2139 on humanitarian...

    posted on THU 27 MAR 2014
  3. Insights

    Consultations and Possible Response to DPRK (North Korea) Launching Missiles

    This afternoon during informal consultations, Security Council members are scheduled to discuss a possible response to the 26 March launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) of two medium-range Rodong ballistic missiles into the East Sea, between the...

    posted on THU 27 MAR 2014
  4. Insights

    Resolution Renewing Mandate of UN Mission in DRC

    Tomorrow (27 March) the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – including the mandate of the intervention brigade –...

    posted on WED 26 MAR 2014
  5. Insights

    Presidential Statement and Final Briefing on UN Mission in Sierra Leone

    Tomorrow (26 March), the Security Council will be briefed by Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General to Sierra Leone, and Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski (Canada), chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) Sierra Leone country-configuration at a meeting which...

    posted on TUE 25 MAR 2014
  6. Insights

    Briefing on Political Developments in Burundi

    Tomorrow (26 March), at the request of the US, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun will brief Council members in consultations on the situation in Burundi. The request comes at a time of deterioration in the political situation. At...

    posted on TUE 25 MAR 2014
  7. Insights

    Haiti Debate and Briefing by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative

    On Monday (24 March), the Security Council will hold its biennial debate on Haiti. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Sandra Honoré, will brief the Council on the Secretary-General’s latest report (S/2014/162) on the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)....

    posted on FRI 21 MAR 2014
  8. Insights

    Liberia Briefings by Special Representative, PBC Configuration Chair and ASG Mulet

    Tomorrow morning (20 March), the Security Council will be briefed by Karin Landgren, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Liberia and head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) on the Secretary-General’s latest report on Liberia (S/2014/123). Ambassador Staffan...

    posted on WED 19 MAR 2014
  9. Insights

    Ukraine Briefing by Deputy Secretary-General and Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights

    This afternoon the Security Council will hold a public meeting on Ukraine at the request of France. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, as well as Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović, who has just returned from Ukraine, will brief. Ambassador...

    posted on WED 19 MAR 2014
  10. Insights

    Adoption of a Resolution Imposing Sanctions on Illicit Crude Oil Exports from Libya

    The Security Council is set to vote tomorrow (19 March) on a resolution imposing measures on vessels designated by the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee to be transporting crude oil illicitly exported from Libya. The draft resolution, which is now in...

    posted on TUE 18 MAR 2014
  11. Insights

    Peacebuilding Briefing by Deputy Secretary-General, PBC Chair and UNDP Head

    Tomorrow morning (19 March), the Security Council will be briefed by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on peacebuilding. Additionally, the chair of the Peacebuilding Commission, Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota (Brazil), and the Administrator of the UN Development Programme, Helen Clark,...

    posted on TUE 18 MAR 2014
  12. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on New Priorities for UN Mission in South Sudan

    Tomorrow, 18 March, the Council is scheduled to be briefed on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous, on the report of the Secretary-General on UNMISS released on 6 March (S/2014/158), and by...

    posted on MON 17 MAR 2014
  13. Insights

    Vote on a Draft Resolution on Ukraine

    The Draft Resolution Tomorrow morning (Saturday, 15 March), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution on the situation in Ukraine. The US circulated a draft text to Council members yesterday morning (13 March) and US Ambassador...

    posted on FRI 14 MAR 2014
  14. Insights

    Council to renew mandate of UNAMA and hold Afghanistan debate

    On Monday (17 March), the Security Council will vote to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), and hold its quarterly debate on Afghanistan. Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, will brief the Council...

    posted on FRI 14 MAR 2014
  15. Insights

    Adoption of a Resolution Renewing UNSMIL and Sanctions Regime in Libya

    This afternoon, the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 13 March 2015 and the mandate of the Panel of Experts (PoE) assisting the 1970 Libya Sanctions...

    posted on FRI 14 MAR 2014
  16. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting with CAR Religious Leaders

    Tomorrow (14 March), Security Council members are set to hold an “Arria-formula meeting” chaired by France and Nigeria, focusing on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), in particular on communal and religious tensions and violence. (Arria-formula meetings are...

    posted on THU 13 MAR 2014
  17. Insights

    Briefing on Ukraine by UN Head of Political Affairs and the Prime Minister of Ukraine

    Tomorrow (13 March) the Council will hold a public meeting on Ukraine which will be chaired by Jean Asselborn, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg. Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, will brief the Council on the latest...

    posted on WED 12 MAR 2014
  18. Insights

    Special Representative to Syria to Brief on Stalled Political Process

    Tomorrow morning (13 March), UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi will brief Council members in consultations on the two rounds of Geneva II peace talks that were held in January and February and on whether a third round of...

    posted on WED 12 MAR 2014
  19. Insights

    Consultations on Sudan-South Sudan, UNISFA and UNAMID

    Tomorrow (12 March) Council members will hold consultations on Sudan-South Sudan issues and the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) in the morning and on the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) in the afternoon. Haile Menkerios, the Special...

    posted on TUE 11 MAR 2014
  20. Insights

    Somalia Briefing and Consultations on UN Mission, AU Mission and Sanctions

    Tomorrow (11 March), Special Representative of the Secretary-General Nicholas Kay is scheduled to brief the Council on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). Kay will likely be briefing via videoconference from Mogadishu. It was unclear at press time, if...

    posted on MON 10 MAR 2014
  21. Insights

    Meeting on Ukraine with Briefing by Head of Political Affairs

    A private meeting of the Security Council on Ukraine will be held at 3 pm today following a request from Ukraine. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will brief the Council. The Permanent Representative of Ukraine, Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, is...

    posted on MON 10 MAR 2014
  22. Insights

    Children and Armed Conflict Open Debate and Resolution

    Tomorrow (7 March), the Security Council will hold an open debate on children and armed conflict, focused on how to make progress on the full implementation of the children and armed conflict agenda. The Minister of Foreign and European Affairs...

    posted on THU 6 MAR 2014
  23. Insights

    Consultations on Ukraine with Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson Briefing from Kiev

    This afternoon (6 March), the Security Council will hold consultations on the situation in Ukraine at the request of the UK. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson will brief the Council from Kiev (via teleconference) on the most recent developments in Ukraine...

    posted on THU 6 MAR 2014
  24. Insights

    Discussion on a UN Peacekeeping Operation in the Central African Republic

    Tomorrow (March 6), the Council will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous on the Secretary-General’s recent report (S/2014/142) on the transformation of the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) into a UN peacekeeping...

    posted on WED 5 MAR 2014
  25. Insights

    The Council’s Programme of Work for March

    The March programme of work of the Security Council covers a broad range of issues with just one day without any meetings scheduled. Six adoptions are currently scheduled over the course of the month. Already, just four days into March,...

    posted on TUE 4 MAR 2014
  26. Insights

    Syria Chemical Weapons Briefing

    Tomorrow (5 March), 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 fifth monthly report (S/2014/133) on the implementation...

    posted on TUE 4 MAR 2014
  27. Insights

    Resolution Extending Partial Lifting of the Somalia Arms Embargo

    Tomorrow, Wednesday 5 March, the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution re-authorising a partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somalia. The draft resolution, which was put into blue on Friday (28 February), extends until 25 October an...

    posted on TUE 4 MAR 2014
  28. Insights

    Briefing on Developments in Ukraine

    Following a request by Russia, this afternoon the Security Council will be briefed by Oscar Fernández-Taranco from the Department of Political Affairs in a public meeting on the situation in Ukraine. It seems that Ukraine will speak following statements from...

    posted on MON 3 MAR 2014