Dates: JUNE 2014

  1. Insights

    Informal Interactive Dialogue on the South Sudan Mediation Process

    Tomorrow morning (27 June) the Security Council is planning to hold an informal interactive dialogue with Seyoum Mesfim, the chief mediator of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)-facilitated South Sudan peace talks in Addis Ababa. The informal interactive dialogue is...

    posted on THU 26 JUN 2014
  2. Insights

    Briefing on Declining Humanitarian Access in Syria

    Tomorrow morning (26 June), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos will brief the Council on the fourth report since the adoption of resolution 2139 on humanitarian access in Syria (S/2014/427). The briefing will be followed by consultations. Besides updating Council...

    posted on WED 25 JUN 2014
  3. Insights

    UN Mission in Mali: Updating Mandate to Reflect Changes on the Ground

    This afternoon (25 June), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for one year. A first draft was circulated by France, the penholder on Mali,...

    posted on WED 25 JUN 2014
  4. Insights

    UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Debate and Draft Presidential Statements

    Tomorrow morning (25 June), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNAMA Ján Kubis (via VTC) and Executive Director of the UN...

    posted on TUE 24 JUN 2014
  5. Insights

    Briefing by the 1737 Iran Sanctions Committee Chair

    Tomorrow afternoon (25 June), the chair of the 1737 Iran Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Gary Quinlan (Australia), will present his 90-day report on the work of the Committee to the Security Council. Council members are expected to make statements as well....

    posted on TUE 24 JUN 2014
  6. Insights

    UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire Mandate Renewal: Changes and Downsizing

    Tomorrow (25 June), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing for a year the mandate of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). A first draft was circulated by France on 10 June. The draft text was...

    posted on TUE 24 JUN 2014
  7. Insights

    Briefing on Central African Republic

    Tomorrow (24 June), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the newly-established UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) Babacar Gaye will brief the Security Council via video-teleconference from Bangui. He is expected to focus...

    posted on MON 23 JUN 2014
  8. Insights

    Briefing on Ukraine Political and Human Rights Situation

    Tomorrow morning (24 June), the Security Council will be briefed in consultations by Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović via video-teleconference and Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Taye-Brook Zerihoun. On 17 June, Ukraine wrote to the President of the...

    posted on MON 23 JUN 2014
  9. Insights

    Political Affairs Chief to Brief on Middle East and Terrorism in the Region

    On Monday (23 June), Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will brief the Council during its monthly consideration of the Middle East. His public comments will likely focus on the current crisis challenging the nascent Fatah-Hamas reconciliation and unity government...

    posted on FRI 20 JUN 2014
  10. Insights

    Briefing on Yemen by Special Adviser Benomar

    Tomorrow morning (20 June), Council members will be briefed by Jamal Benomar, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen. Benomar, who was in Yemen earlier this month, is expected to brief members on the worsening security situation, the implementation...

    posted on THU 19 JUN 2014
  11. Insights

    Sahel Briefing by New Special Envoy

    Tomorrow morning (19 June), the Security Council will be briefed by the new UN Special Envoy for the Sahel, Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, on the 6 June Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of the UN integrated strategy for the Sahel (S/2014/397)....

    posted on WED 18 JUN 2014
  12. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Mali ahead of MINUSMA’s Renewal

    Tomorrow (18 June), the Security Council will hold a briefing followed by consultations on the situation in Mali. The Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, will brief the Council with Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop of Mali also expected to participate....

    posted on TUE 17 JUN 2014
  13. Insights

    Adoption of a Resolution Reviewing Al-Qaida Sanctions

    Tomorrow (17 June), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution proposed by the US reviewing the measures against individuals and entities affiliated with Al-Qaida. The resolution also modifies the mandates of the Office of the Ombudsperson and the...

    posted on MON 16 JUN 2014
  14. Insights

    Adoption of Resolution on 1988 Taliban Sanctions Regime

    Tomorrow morning (17 June), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution making minor adjustments to the functioning of the 1988 Taliban sanctions regime. This adoption follows a review of the implementation of the sanctions regime, called for in...

    posted on MON 16 JUN 2014
  15. Insights

    Ukraine Briefing by Under Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator

    This afternoon (16 June) at 3:00 pm the Council expects to hold consultations on Ukraine. Under Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos will brief the Council (via VTC) on the humanitarian situation in the country. This will mark the...

    posted on MON 16 JUN 2014
  16. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Côte d’Ivoire

    On Monday (16 June), the Security Council will be briefed by Aichatou Mindaoudou Souleymane, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), on the 15 May report of the Secretary-General (S/2014/342). Ambassador Youssoufou...

    posted on FRI 13 JUN 2014
  17. Insights

    Consultations on the Liberia Sanctions Regime

    On Monday morning (16 June), Ambassador Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein (Jordan), the chair of the 1521 Liberia Sanctions Committee, is expected to brief members on the Liberia sanctions regime. The briefing is expected to cover the Committee’s activities over the...

    posted on FRI 13 JUN 2014
  18. Insights

    Mladenov to Brief on the Fall of Mosul to ISIS

    This morning (12 June), Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Nickolay Mladenov will brief Council members on the fall of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, to the Islamic State of the Iraq and the...

    posted on THU 12 JUN 2014
  19. Insights

    Open Debate on New Trends in UN Peacekeeping

    Tomorrow (11 June), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on new trends in peacekeeping, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expected to brief. At press time, the prospects for issuing an outcome were expected to be determined on...

    posted on TUE 10 JUN 2014
  20. Insights

    Consultations on Sudan and South Sudan

    Tomorrow morning (10 June), Council members expect to receive a briefing in consultations on Sudan and South Sudan from Haile Menkerios (via videoconferencing), head of the UN Office to the AU and UN Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan....

    posted on MON 9 JUN 2014
  21. Insights

    Long-awaited Briefing and Consultations on Libya

    On Monday morning (9 June), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing by Tarek Mitri, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), followed by consultations. The Council will also...

    posted on FRI 6 JUN 2014
  22. Insights

    Annual Meeting with Members of the AU PSC

    Tomorrow (6 June), members of the Security Council and members of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) will hold their eighth annual consultative meeting. Security Council members and PSC members have held joint meetings since 2007, alternating between their...

    posted on THU 5 JUN 2014
  23. Insights

    Consultations on the Humanitarian Situation in Somalia

    Tomorrow (4 June), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos is scheduled to brief the Security Council in consultations on the humanitarian situation in Somalia. The upcoming briefing by Amos was initially suggested on 22 May by...

    posted on TUE 3 JUN 2014
  24. Insights

    Briefing on Iraq Elections and Humanitarian Situation in Anbar Province

    Tomorrow (4 June), Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Nickolay Mladenov will brief Council members under “any other business” following consultations on Syria’s chemical weapons. The US, the penholder on Iraq, may decide to...

    posted on TUE 3 JUN 2014
  25. Insights

    The June Programme of Work of the Security Council

    The month began on an unexpected note with consultations on 2 June on a draft resolution on Ukraine, drafted by Russia, the President of the Security Council for June. Ukraine is currently in the footnotes of the programme of work...

    posted on TUE 3 JUN 2014
  26. Insights

    Briefing on Syria Chemical Weapons: Final Deadline Will Be Missed

    Tomorrow (4 June), Sigrid Kaag, the Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-UN Joint Mission, will brief Council members in consultations. She will present the eighth monthly report on the implementation of resolution 2118, which...

    posted on TUE 3 JUN 2014