Dates: APRIL 2014

  1. Insights

    Briefing in Consultations by Humanitarian Chief: Access Not Improving, Security Council Must Act

    Tomorrow morning (30 April), 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 second report since the adoption of resolution 2139 on humanitarian access...

    posted on TUE 29 APR 2014
  2. Insights

    Briefing on Ukraine by Head of Political Affairs

    This afternoon (29 April), following a request by the UK, the Council will hold a public meeting on Ukraine. Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will brief on recent developments with Ukrainian Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev expected to participate under...

    posted on TUE 29 APR 2014
  3. Insights

    Partial Lifting of the Sanctions Regime in Côte d’Ivoire

    The Security Council appears set to adopt a resolution tomorrow (29 April) renewing for a year the remaining Côte d’Ivoire sanctions regime. Following two rounds of negotiations last week on 23 and 25 April, the draft resolution put in blue...

    posted on MON 28 APR 2014
  4. Insights

    Open Debate on the Middle East&#8212 Following Collapse of Peace Talks

    Tomorrow (29 April), UN Special Coordinator Robert Serry will brief the Council during its quarterly open debate on the Middle East. His comments will likely focus on the collapse of peace talks between Israel and Palestine. Tomorrow also marks the...

    posted on MON 28 APR 2014
  5. Insights

    UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (29 April), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for twelve months. (The current mandate expires on 30 April.) The draft resolution was...

    posted on MON 28 APR 2014
  6. Insights

    Adoption of the First Stand-alone Resolution on Security Sector Reform

    Tomorrow (28 April) morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on security sector reform (SSR) with the Secretary-General expected to brief and Foreign Minister Aminu Wali of Nigeria expected to chair the meeting. The outcome will...

    posted on SUN 27 APR 2014
  7. Insights

    Open Debate on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

    Tomorrow (25 April), the Security Council will hold an open debate on conflict-related sexual violence. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura will brief. Rhoda Misaka, a civil society representative from South Sudan, will...

    posted on THU 24 APR 2014
  8. Insights

    Consultations on Yemen: Implementing the Recommendations of the National Dialogue Conference

    This afternoon, Council members will meet in consultations to receive a briefing from Jamal Benomar, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen. The meeting is expected to focus on the steps taken by Yemen to implement the recommendations of...

    posted on THU 24 APR 2014
  9. Insights

    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID): Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (24 April), the Council is scheduled to receive a briefing, followed by consultations, on the most recent quarterly report (S/2014/279) of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and Joint AU-UN Special...

    posted on WED 23 APR 2014
  10. Insights

    South Sudan Consultations

    This afternoon the Council is expected to receive a briefing in consultations on the situation in South Sudan. Although not confirmed at press time, it appeared that Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights...

    posted on WED 23 APR 2014
  11. Insights

    Consultations on Mali: The Time for Inclusive Dialogue

    Tomorrow morning (23 April), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing, followed by consultations, by Albert Gerard Koenders, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). At press...

    posted on TUE 22 APR 2014
  12. Insights

    Informal Interactive Dialogue on the AU Mission in Somalia

    Tomorrow afternoon, 23 April, Council members are scheduled to hold an informal interactive dialogue on the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). (Informal interactive dialogues are unofficial meetings held at a venue other than Council chambers or consultation room where participation...

    posted on TUE 22 APR 2014
  13. Insights

    Syria Chemical Weapons Consultations

    Tomorrow (23 April), Special Coordinator of the Joint Mission of the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Sigrid Kaag will brief Council members in consultations via video teleconference on the implementation of resolution 2118, which...

    posted on TUE 22 APR 2014
  14. Insights

    Security Council Retreat

    The annual Security Council retreat with the Secretary-General will be held early next week—21 and 22 April—in Greentree, New York. The Secretary-General and senior staff of the UN Secretariat will meet with the Permanent Representatives of the 15 Council members....

    posted on THU 17 APR 2014
  15. Insights

    Briefing on Homs, Syria

    Later today, Council members are set to be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos and Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernández-Taranco in consultations on the situation in Homs. It seems that France requested the briefing, expected to...

    posted on THU 17 APR 2014
  16. Insights

    Briefing on Myanmar

    Tomorrow morning (17 April), the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, will brief Council members during informal consultations under “any other business”. It appears that the UK requested a briefing on the situation in Myanmar as it has been...

    posted on WED 16 APR 2014
  17. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting with the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

    Tomorrow afternoon (17 April), Australia, France and the US have convened an Arria formula meeting with the members of the commission of inquiry on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) established by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on...

    posted on WED 16 APR 2014
  18. Insights

    Meeting on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine

    This afternoon, the Council will hold a public meeting on the situation in Ukraine at the request of Lithuania. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović will brief on the human rights situation. Council members are likely to be interested...

    posted on WED 16 APR 2014
  19. Insights

    Prevention and Fight Against Genocide Briefing

    Tomorrow (16 April), the Council will hold a briefing on “threats to international peace and security: prevention and fight against genocide”, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. The briefers will be Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and...

    posted on TUE 15 APR 2014
  20. Insights

    Prevention and Fight Against Genocide Briefing

    Tomorrow (16 April), the Council will hold a briefing on “threats to international peace and security: prevention and fight against genocide”, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. The briefers will be Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and...

    posted on TUE 15 APR 2014
  21. Insights

    “Arria-formula” meeting on Detention in Syria and the "Caesar" Report

    Tomorrow morning (15 April), Council members will convene for an “Arria-formula” meeting organised by France with a focus on detention of Syrians by the Syrian regime, human right violations committed during detention in Syria and justice for crimes committed in...

    posted on MON 14 APR 2014
  22. Insights

    Resolution Establishing UN Peacekeeping Mission in CAR

    Tomorrow (10 April), the Council is set to adopt a resolution establishing the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 30 April 2015, largely in accordance with the recommendations of the Secretary-General’s report (S/2014/142). The...

    posted on WED 9 APR 2014
  23. Insights

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

    The Council is scheduled to hold consultations on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and on Sudan/South Sudan issues tomorrow morning. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous will brief on UNMISS, while Haile Menkerios, Head of the UN Office...

    posted on WED 9 APR 2014
  24. Insights

    Briefing by the High Commissioner for Human Rights

    Tomorrow morning (8 April), High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will brief Security Council members on the situations in the Central African Republic (CAR), Libya, Mali, South Sudan and Syria. Pillay last briefed the Council during a 12 February...

    posted on MON 7 APR 2014
  25. Insights

    Burundi Briefing by Political Affairs Head

    Tomorrow (8 April), the Council will be briefed under “Any Other Business” by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on recent developments in Burundi. This is the second time in less than a month that Council members will receive a...

    posted on MON 7 APR 2014
  26. Insights

    Briefing by Political Affairs Head on Guinea-Bissau Elections

    In consultations this morning under “Any Other Business”, the Council expects to receive a briefing from Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on preparations for presidential and legislative elections in Guinea-Bissau, which are scheduled for 13 April. The elections,...

    posted on THU 3 APR 2014
  27. Insights

    The April Programme of Work of the Security Council

    April looks to be a lighter month than March with 11 formal meetings scheduled (nine public and two private) and eight consultations at press time. Among the formal meetings are four thematic meetings on genocide, security sector reform, women, peace...

    posted on WED 2 APR 2014
  28. Insights

    Adoption of Resolution on AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur

    The Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) tomorrow morning (3 April) that largely reflects the analysis of the special report of the Secretary-General of 25 February (S/2014/138). This report outlines...

    posted on WED 2 APR 2014
  29. Insights

    Briefing on Syria Chemical Weapons

    Tomorrow (3 April), Special Coordinator of the Joint Mission of the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Sigrid Kaag will brief Council members, via video-teleconference in consultations, on the sixth monthly report on the implementation...

    posted on WED 2 APR 2014