Dates: JULY 2014

  1. Insights

    Briefing on Gaza by Humanitarian Head and UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

    Tomorrow morning (July 31), the Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza and the recent attacks on UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) schools and UN designated shelters. Jordan requested...

    posted on WED 30 JUL 2014
  2. Insights

    First Public Wrap-up Session Since 2005

    On 30 July, the Security Council will hold a “wrap-up session&#8221 for the month of July during which Rwanda held the Council presidency. The meeting will be held under the agenda item “Implementation of Note S/2010/ 507 (Wrap-up Session)” with...

    posted on TUE 29 JUL 2014
  3. Insights

    UNAMI Renewal Reflects Need for an Inclusive Government to face ISIS Offensive in Iraq

    Tomorrow (30 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for a year and increasing reporting to a quarterly cycle instead of three times a year. The...

    posted on TUE 29 JUL 2014
  4. Insights

    First Briefing under Resolution 2165 on Cross-Border Humanitarian Access in Syria

    Tomorrow morning (30 July), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos will brief Council members for the first time since the 14 July adoption of resolution 2165 on cross-border humanitarian access in Syria. Many Council members are likely to highlight the...

    posted on TUE 29 JUL 2014
  5. Insights

    Adoption of Resolution Renewing the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

    Tomorrow morning (30 July), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing for a period of six months the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). The adoption follows the consultations on UNFICYP held on 24 July,...

    posted on TUE 29 JUL 2014
  6. Insights

    Adoption of a Presidential Statement on Gaza

    At 12 am this morning (28 July), the Security Council held an urgent meeting to adopt its first formal outcome on the situation in Israel/Palestine—a presidential statement—since the onset of the latest outbreak of violence in Gaza. The presidential statement...

    posted on MON 28 JUL 2014
  7. Insights

    Adoption of a Resolution on Regional Partnerships in Peacekeeping

    On Monday (28 July), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on “UN Peacekeeping: regional partnershipsand its evolution” with the Secretary-General expected to brief and AU and EU representatives likely to participate. A resolution is expected to...

    posted on FRI 25 JUL 2014
  8. Insights

    Iraq and Syria:Presidential Statement on Illicit Oil Trade Financing Terrorism

    A draft presidential statement on illicit oil trade as a source of revenue for terrorists in Iraq and Syria is currently under silence until Monday morning (28 July). Russia and the US have been in bilateral negotiations on the draft...

    posted on FRI 25 JUL 2014
  9. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria

    Tomorrow (25 July), Security Council members are set to meet with Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro and Karen AbuZayd of the Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on Syria in a closed Arria-formula format session arranged by the UK. It seems the...

    posted on THU 24 JUL 2014
  10. Insights

    Middle East Debate to Focus on Situation in Gaza

    Tomorrow morning (22 July), the Security Council will hold its regular quarterly open debate on the situation in Israel/Palestine with Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry expected to brief. (Update: After this story was published, we...

    posted on MON 21 JUL 2014
  11. Insights

    Vote on Draft Resolution Condemning Downing of MH17

    The Draft Resolution This afternoon (21 July), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution condemning the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Netherlands Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans are both expected...

    posted on MON 21 JUL 2014
  12. Insights

    Israel/Palestine: Political Affairs Chief to Brief following Israeli Ground Operation in Gaza

    This afternoon at 3 pm(18 July), Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will brief the Security Council on the situation in Israel/Palestine. An urgent meeting was requested last night by Jordan, the Arab Group’s voice on the Council, in response...

    posted on FRI 18 JUL 2014
  13. Insights

    Ukraine Meeting Following Crash of Malaysia Airlines Plane

    This morning the Council will meet in its chamber to be briefed by Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, following yesterday’s Malaysia Airlines jet crash in the eastern Ukraine amidst continued fighting in south-east Ukraine. The UK, supported by Lithuania,...

    posted on FRI 18 JUL 2014
  14. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Critical Security Situation in Libya

    Tomorrow morning (17 July), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a public briefing by Tarek Mitri, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), via video teleconference, which will be followed...

    posted on WED 16 JUL 2014
  15. Insights

    Sudan-South Sudan Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (16 July), the Security Council is scheduled to hold its monthly consultations on Sudan-South Sudan. Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Sudan and South Sudan Haile Menkerios (via videoconference) and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos are expected...

    posted on TUE 15 JUL 2014
  16. Insights

    Briefing and Interactive Dialogue on the Peacebuilding Commission

    Tomorrow morning (15 July), Vladimir Drobnjak (Croatia) and Antonio de Aguiar Patriota (Brazil), the past and current chairs of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), respectively, will brief the Security Council on the occasion of the presentation of the 2013 PBC annual...

    posted on MON 14 JUL 2014
  17. Insights

    Syria: Monday Vote on Draft Resolution on Cross-Border and Cross-Line Humanitarian Access

    On Friday (11 July), the penholders on the humanitarian track on Syria—Australia, Jordan and Luxembourg—put a draft resolution on cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria in blue for a vote at 12 noon on Monday (14 July). The draft...

    posted on SUN 13 JUL 2014
  18. Insights

    Meetings on Central African Republic and Somalia-Eritrea Sanctions Committees

    Tomorrow morning (11 July), the Security Council expects to discuss the work of the 2127 Central African Republic (CAR) Sanctions Committee and the 751/1907 Somalia-Eritrea Sanctions Committee. The Council will receive the briefing on the CAR Sanctions Committee in a...

    posted on THU 10 JUL 2014
  19. Insights

    Briefing on Burundi

    This afternoon (10 July), Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović will brief the Security Council in consultations on the situation in Burundi. Also briefing will be the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Office in Burundi (BNUB),...

    posted on THU 10 JUL 2014
  20. Insights

    Israel/Palestine: Secretary-General to Brief on Escalating Violence in Gaza

    Today (10 July) the Security Council will hold a public meeting on the situation in Israel/Palestine. The meeting was requested by the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Palestinian Rights Committee at...

    posted on THU 10 JUL 2014
  21. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on the UN Office in West Africa

    The Council will have a briefing and consultations tomorrow (8 July) on the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA). The head of UNOWA and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative to West Africa, Said Djinnit, will brief. The Council may adopt a...

    posted on MON 7 JUL 2014
  22. Insights

    Briefing on Syria Chemical Weapons: Removal Complete, Verification and Destruction Activities Remain

    Monday (7 July), Sigrid Kaag, the Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-UN Joint Mission, will brief Council members in consultations via video-teleconference. She will present the ninth monthly report (S/2014/444) on the implementation of...

    posted on THU 3 JUL 2014
  23. Insights

    The July Programme of Work of the Security Council

    At press time, the Security Council expected to hold eight formal meetings and 10 consultations in July. It plans to adopt three resolutions: one each renewing the mandates of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) and the UN Assistance...

    posted on WED 2 JUL 2014