Dates: AUGUST 2014

  1. Insights

    Consultations with Benomar on Current Crisis in Yemen

    Tomorrow morning (29 August), Jamal Benomar, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General to Yemen, will brief the Security Council in consultations. The meeting was originally scheduled for 25 August but, in light of the recent political crisis, Benomar requested a postponement...

    posted on THU 28 AUG 2014
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    Adoption of Resolution on the Protection of Humanitarian Personnel

    Tomorrow (29 August), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the protection of humanitarian personnel. The resolution is a follow-up to the 19 August open briefing with Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, ICRC President Peter Maurer and Masood...

    posted on THU 28 AUG 2014
  3. Insights

    Emergency Meeting on Ukraine

    The Security Council will hold a public meeting this afternoon at the request of Lithuania, following reports that Russian tanks and military vehicles have crossed into southeastern Ukraine. Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, is expected to brief. A representative...

    posted on THU 28 AUG 2014
  4. Insights

    Briefing on Humanitarian Access in Syria

    Tomorrow morning (28 August), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang will brief the Security Council on humanitarian access in Syria pursuant to resolutions 2139 and 2165. Her public briefing will be followed by consultations. Council members will be interested...

    posted on WED 27 AUG 2014
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    Adoption of a Resolution Modifying Libya Sanctions Regime

    The Security Council is set to adopt a resolution modifying the Libya sanctions regime and strengthening the exemption procedure with respect to the arms embargo currently in place. The draft resolution was circulated on Friday (22 August) by the UK...

    posted on TUE 26 AUG 2014
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    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (27 August), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution renewing the mandate of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) for an additional ten months. There have been two rounds of negotiations with the full...

    posted on TUE 26 AUG 2014
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    Security Council Ready to Adopt Sahel Presidential Statement

    More than two months after the Security Council held its 19 June briefing on the implementation of the UN’s Sahel strategy, it is set to adopt a presidential statement on the Sahel. Chad first circulated a draft presidential statement on...

    posted on MON 25 AUG 2014
  8. Insights

    Press Statement on the DRC under Silence

    A draft press statement on recent developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region circulated by France on 21 August is under silence till tomorrow morning. It seems like some Council members were keen to have...

    posted on SUN 24 AUG 2014
  9. Insights

    Council Consultations on Russian Humanitarian Convoy Entering Ukraine

    This afternoon (22 August), the Security Council will be briefed in consultations on the situation in Ukraine by Oscar Fernández-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs. Lithuania called for the meeting after a number of trucks from a Russian humanitarian convoy...

    posted on FRI 22 AUG 2014
  10. Insights

    Open Debate and Resolution on Conflict Prevention

    Tomorrow (21 August), the Security Council will hold an open debate on conflict prevention, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay as briefers. A vote is expected on a draft resolution on conflict prevention during...

    posted on WED 20 AUG 2014
  11. Insights

    Briefing on the Council Visiting Mission to Europe and Africa

    This afternoon, the Security Council is expected to hold a public briefing on its 8-14 August visiting mission to Europe and Africa. One of the co-leaders of each leg of the trip will brief -Australia on Belgium, Chile on the...

    posted on TUE 19 AUG 2014
  12. Insights

    Briefing on the Protection of Humanitarian Workers

    Tomorrow morning (19 August), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the protection of humanitarian workers in armed conflict to mark World Humanitarian Day, which honours the efforts of aid workers. World Humanitarian Day was designated by the General...

    posted on MON 18 AUG 2014
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    Briefing on Preparations for Deployment of the Mission in the Central African Republic

    Tomorrow (19 August), Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) Babacar Gaye will brief the Security Council on preparations for the deployment of MINUSCA, due to take place on 15...

    posted on MON 18 AUG 2014
  14. Insights

    Briefing on Middle East Peace Process

    On Monday (18 August), Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry will brief Security Council members on Israel-Palestine during the regular monthly briefing on the situation in the Middle East. Consultations will follow, during which members may...

    posted on FRI 15 AUG 2014
  15. Insights

    Adoption of a Resolution on Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and Al-Nusra Front

    Tomorrow afternoon (15 August), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution listing six individuals affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front on the Al-Qaida sanctions regime in an attempt to cut...

    posted on THU 14 AUG 2014
  16. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Security Council Concludes Visiting Mission to Horn of Africa

    Mogadishu and Nairobi – (13 August) Last night Council members ended their visiting mission to Europe and Africa. During the trip, Council members visited five countries in five days and met with three presidents and two prime ministers; several other...

    posted on THU 14 AUG 2014
  17. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Council Meetings in South Sudan

    Juba and Malakal— Yesterday (12 August), Council members traveled to South Sudan, where they had a full schedule of activities. The day included briefings from senior UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) officials, meetings with President Salva Kiir and the...

    posted on WED 13 AUG 2014
  18. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Security Council Meetings in The Hague

    The Hague – On Monday (11 August), Council members focused on justice and accountability issues as they engaged with representatives of the various international legal institutions headquartered in The Hague. They also received an update on the work of the...

    posted on MON 11 AUG 2014
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    Dispatches from the Field: Belgium and Lessons from World War I

    Day 1: Dinant, Leuven, Ypres The Security Council’s visiting mission to Europe and Africa began in Belgium yesterday (9 August) with activities in Belgium related to the centennial of the start of World War I in August 1914. The three...

    posted on SUN 10 AUG 2014
  20. Insights

    South Sudan Presidential Statement Sends Message Ahead of Council Mission

    The Security Council is expected to issue a presidential statement today (8 August) on the political, security and humanitarian crisis gripping South Sudan. It appears the statement is designed to send a strong message of concern to the government of...

    posted on FRI 8 AUG 2014
  21. Insights

    Ukraine: Briefing by Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights

    Tomorrow morning (8 August), at the request of Lithuania, the Security Council will have a briefing on the human rights situation in Ukraine. The Council will be briefed by Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović via video teleconference and...

    posted on THU 7 AUG 2014
  22. Insights

    Iraq: Emergency Meeting on ISIS Offensive in Nineveh Province

    This afternoon at 5:15 p.m. (7 August), at the request of France, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun will brief Security Council members in emergency consultations on the ongoing offensive by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)...

    posted on THU 7 AUG 2014
  23. Insights

    South Sudan Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (6 August), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), with Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Edmond Mulet expected to brief. As the Council is expected to...

    posted on TUE 5 AUG 2014
  24. Insights

    Council’s August Programme of Work

    August, once considered a quiet month for the Security Council, is likely to be busy this year. On its programme of work for August, the Security Council has included one open debate, two debates, ten briefings, fifteen consultations, two adoptions,...

    posted on MON 4 AUG 2014