Dates: MAY 2014

  1. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting on the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons

    Tomorrow afternoon (30 May) Chile and Australia are cohosting an Arria-formula meeting on the challenges of protecting internally displaced persons (IDPs) and what role the Security Council can play in this respect. Ambassador Cristián Barros (Chile) is likely to make...

    posted on THU 29 MAY 2014
  2. Insights

    Mandate Renewals for UN Missions in Abyei, Guinea-Bissau and Somalia

    Tomorrow (29 May) the Security Council is scheduled to adopt three resolutions renewing the mandates of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Mission in Guinea-Bissau...

    posted on WED 28 MAY 2014
  3. Insights

    Possible Presidential Statement on Lebanon

    Members of the Security Council are currently negotiating a draft presidential statement on Lebanon. France circulated a draft text to Council members on 27 May, following the failure of the Lebanese parliament to elect a new president by 25 May,...

    posted on WED 28 MAY 2014
  4. Insights

    OCHA Briefing on Humanitarian Access in Syria

    Tomorrow morning (29 May), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang will brief Council members in consultations on the third report since the adoption of resolution 2139 on humanitarian access in Syria (S/2014/365). Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos last...

    posted on WED 28 MAY 2014
  5. Insights

    Briefing on the Ceasefire and Violence in Mali

    This afternoon Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Mali, Albert Gerard Koenders will brief the Security Council via video teleconference (VTC) on the recent violence in Kidal and the 23 May ceasefire brokered between representatives of the armed groups and...

    posted on WED 28 MAY 2014
  6. Insights

    Briefing on Ukraine Elections

    This afternoon, the Security Council will hold a public meeting on the situation in Ukraine, at the request of the UK. Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, will brief the Council on the latest developments in Ukraine, particularly on the...

    posted on WED 28 MAY 2014
  7. Insights

    Adoption of Resolution on UN Mission in South Sudan

    This afternoon (27 May), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution revising the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). While UNMISS does not expire until 15 July, Council members were keen to revise the mandate...

    posted on TUE 27 MAY 2014
  8. Insights

    Listing Boko Haram in the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee

    This afternoon, the 1267/1989 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee may add Boko Haram to its sanctions list, following a request by Nigeria for the group to be listed. In its 19 May letter to the Committee chair, Ambassador Gary Quinlan (Australia), Nigeria...

    posted on THU 22 MAY 2014
  9. Insights

    Briefing, Consultations and Presidential Statement on Somalia

    Tomorrow (22 May), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on arms and ammunition management by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS). The Council is also scheduled to hold a briefing and consultations on the UN Assistance...

    posted on WED 21 MAY 2014
  10. Insights

    Informal Meeting Between Members of the Security Council and EU Political and Security Committee

    This afternoon, the members of the Security Council will hold a meeting with the members of the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC). Because this is an informal event, the meeting is not on the official programme of work of...

    posted on WED 21 MAY 2014
  11. Insights

    Ukraine Briefing on Human Rights and Political Developments

    Tomorrow (21 May), Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović is expected to brief Council members in consultations on the human rights situation in Ukraine. Šimonović, who was in Ukraine from 14-19 May, is expected to share his observations of...

    posted on TUE 20 MAY 2014
  12. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Mali over Violence in Kidal

    This afternoon (20 May), Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet and Special Representative for Mali, Bert Koenders will brief the Security Council on the 16-17 May clashes between the Malian Defence and Security Forces (MDSF) and members of the...

    posted on TUE 20 MAY 2014
  13. Insights

    Briefing by the Chair of the 1718 DPRK Sanctions Committee

    Tomorrow afternoon (20 May), the chair of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Sylvie Lucas (Luxembourg), is scheduled to brief Council members in consultations on the work of the Committee, as is required at least...

    posted on MON 19 MAY 2014
  14. Insights

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

    On Monday (19 May), the Security Council is scheduled to hold consultations on Sudan-South Sudan and on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Briefings are expected in the closed session from the head of the UN Office to...

    posted on FRI 16 MAY 2014
  15. Insights

    Guinea-Bissau Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday afternoon (19 May), Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Guinea-Bissau José Ramos-Horta will brief the Security Council, followed by consultations. Council members will be considering the Secretary-General’s quarterly report on the restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau (S/2014/332),...

    posted on FRI 16 MAY 2014
  16. Insights

    Syria: Vote on ICC Referral

    It seems France is ready to put a draft resolution referring the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in blue quite soon. At press time, some Council members appear to be looking at the possibility of a...

    posted on THU 15 MAY 2014
  17. Insights

    Council Debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Security Council will hold its biannual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) tomorrow morning (15 May). The High Representative for BiH, Valentin Inzko, will present his latest report on the implementation of the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement (S/2014/314). In...

    posted on WED 14 MAY 2014
  18. Insights

    Council Debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Security Council will hold its biannual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) tomorrow morning (15 May). The High Representative for BiH, Valentin Inzko, will present his latest report on the implementation of the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement (S/2014/314). In...

    posted on WED 14 MAY 2014
  19. Insights

    Briefing on UN Office in Burundi Transition and Political Developments

    Tomorrow (14 May), the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Office in Burundi (BNUB), Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, will brief the Security Council by video teleconference. The chair of the Burundi configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), Ambassador Paul Seger...

    posted on TUE 13 MAY 2014
  20. Insights

    First Briefing by the Chair of the Yemen Sanctions Committee

    Tomorrow afternoon (14 May), Ambassador Raimonda Murmokait&#279 (Lithuania), chair of the 2140 Yemen Sanctions Committee, will brief the Security Council. Council members will then meet in consultations. (The first briefing of the chair was scheduled for late April but as...

    posted on TUE 13 MAY 2014
  21. Insights

    Syria Special Representative to Brief on Failed Geneva Process

    Tomorrow afternoon (13 May), UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi will brief Security Council members in consultations on his activities since his last briefing on 13 March. That briefing took place shortly after the second round of...

    posted on MON 12 MAY 2014
  22. Insights

    South Sudan: Briefing by the Secretary General

    This afternoon (12 May), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on South Sudan. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to brief the Council on his recent visit to South Sudan and Ambassador Francis Deng (South...

    posted on MON 12 MAY 2014
  23. Insights

    Briefing and Presidential Statement on UNOCA and LRA

    On Monday (12 May), Abou Moussa, the outgoing Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), will brief the Council on the Secretary-General’s report on UNOCA and the regional strategy on the...

    posted on FRI 9 MAY 2014
  24. Insights

    Security Council press statement on Boko Haram

    Council members are about to issue a press statement on recent attacks in Nigeria by Boko Haram. Nigeria circulated a draft text yesterday afternoon, which was put under silence until 4 pm. Several proposals were made, and Nigeria circulated a...

    posted on FRI 9 MAY 2014
  25. Insights

    South Sudan Briefing

    Tomorrow (8 May) afternoon Council members will receive a briefing in consultations on South Sudan. Briefers include Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and Military Adviser Lt. Gen. Ahmed Maqsood from the Office of Military Affairs in the Department of...

    posted on WED 7 MAY 2014
  26. Insights

    Briefing on Syria Chemical Weapons: 27 April Deadline Missed

    Tomorrow (8 May), Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-UN Joint Mission Sigrid Kaag will brief Council members in consultations. She will present the seventh monthly report on the implementation of resolution 2118, which required...

    posted on WED 7 MAY 2014
  27. Insights

    Open Debate to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Resolution 1540

    Tomorrow morning (7 May), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate and adopt a presidential statement on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of resolution 1540. Entitled ”Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Resolution 1540 (2004) and Looking...

    posted on TUE 6 MAY 2014
  28. Insights

    The May Programme of Work of the Security Council

    May is likely to be a busy month in the Security Council with 16 formal meetings (15 public and one private) and nine consultations scheduled at press time. Three resolutions renewing UN missions in Abyei, Guinea-Bissau and Somalia are currently...

    posted on FRI 2 MAY 2014
  29. Insights

    Meeting and Briefing by Political Affairs Head on Ukraine

    The Security Council will hold a public meeting today at the request of Russia to be briefed by Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on recent developments in Ukraine. Feltman last briefed the Council on Ukraine on Tuesday, 29...

    posted on FRI 2 MAY 2014
  30. Insights

    Briefing on South Sudan by Human Rights High Commissioner and Prevention of Genocide Special Adviser

    Tomorrow (2 May) afternoon the Security Council is scheduled to hold a public briefing on South Sudan. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng are expected to...

    posted on THU 1 MAY 2014