Dates: OCTOBER 2014

  1. Insights

    Syria: Briefings on the Humanitarian and Political Tracks

    Tomorrow morning (30 October), 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 and will present a report for the period 18 September to 17 October...

    posted on WED 29 OCT 2014
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    Briefing on East Jerusalem

    Tomorrow afternoon (29 October), the Council will meet for a public briefing by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on the situation in Israel/Palestine, particularly on continuing Israeli settlement expansion and rising tensions in East Jerusalem. The meeting was requested...

    posted on TUE 28 OCT 2014
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    Briefing and Consultations on Côte d’Ivoire Sanctions

    Tomorrow (29 October), Ambassador Cristian Barros (Chile), chair of the 1572 Côte d’Ivoire Sanctions Committee, will brief the Security Council. Barros will update the Council on the work of the committee since his last briefing on 24 April and provide...

    posted on TUE 28 OCT 2014
  4. Insights

    Women, Peace and Security: Open Debate and Presidential Statement

    The Security Council will hold its annual open debate on women, peace and security tomorrow (28 October). As president of the Council for October, Argentina has chosen to focus the debate on the effects of displacement on women, including both...

    posted on MON 27 OCT 2014
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    Briefing on DRC by Head of UN Mission and Great Lakes Region Special Envoy

    On Monday (27 October), the Council will be briefed by Special Representative and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) Martin Kobler, as well as the recently appointed Special Envoy to the...

    posted on FRI 24 OCT 2014
  6. Insights

    Resolution on Somalia-Eritrea Sanctions and AU Mission in Somalia

    Tomorrow (24 October), the Council is set to vote on a resolution on Somalia-Eritrea sanctions and the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). A draft text was first circulated last Friday, followed by three expert-level meetings this week. At press time...

    posted on THU 23 OCT 2014
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    Ukraine Briefing on Human Rights and Political Situation

    Tomorrow morning (24 October), the Council will hold a briefing on the human rights and political situation in Ukraine at the request of the UK. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic will brief the Council on the human rights...

    posted on THU 23 OCT 2014
  8. Insights

    Working Methods Debate

    Tomorrow morning (23 October), the Security Council will hold its fifth annual open debate on Council working methods. Ambassador María Cristina Perceval (Argentina), the chair of the Informal Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions, will brief. , There...

    posted on WED 22 OCT 2014
  9. Insights

    South Sudan Briefing by Head of UN Mission

    Tomorrow morning (22 October), Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), is expected to brief the Council on the situation in South Sudan and the current UNMISS report (S/2014/708)....

    posted on TUE 21 OCT 2014
  10. Insights

    Adoption of the Security Council Annual Report

    Tomorrow ( 22 October), the Council is expected to adopt its annual report to the General Assembly covering the period from 1 August 2013 through 31 July 2014. (Under Article 24(3) of the UN Charter, the Security Council must submit...

    posted on TUE 21 OCT 2014
  11. Insights

    Open Debate on the Middle East

    Tomorrow (21 October), the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East with Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman briefing*. The main focus is expected to be Gaza and reconstruction efforts there following the devastation wrought...

    posted on MON 20 OCT 2014
  12. Insights

    Golan Heights Consultations: Options for UNDOF’s Mandate

    On Monday (20 October), Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet will brief Council members in consultations on the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). Monday’s briefing is a follow-up to a 19 September presidential statement that requested the Department of...

    posted on FRI 17 OCT 2014
  13. Insights

    Security Council Elections 2014

    Tomorrow morning (16 October), the General Assembly will hold elections to fill five of the ten non-permanent seats in the Security Council (for the 2015-2016 term). The five seats available for election this year are distributed regionally as follows: •...

    posted on WED 15 OCT 2014
  14. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Ebola

    This afternoon (14 October), the Council will receive a briefing on Ebola followed by consultations. Briefers will be Anthony Banbury, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping...

    posted on TUE 14 OCT 2014
  15. Insights

    Resolution Renewing the Mandate of UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

    Tomorrow morning (14 October) the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). At press time, the US, the penholder on Haiti, had put a draft resolution in blue authorising...

    posted on MON 13 OCT 2014
  16. Insights

    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (14 October), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). The draft resolution was circulated by the US, the penholder on UNISFA, to Council members last...

    posted on MON 13 OCT 2014
  17. Insights

    Consultations on Yemen

    This afternoon (Monday, 13 October) Council members will be briefed in consultations by Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen Jamal Benomar. While the periodic consultations on Yemen, agreed to when the programme of work was adopted earlier this month,...

    posted on MON 13 OCT 2014
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    Public Briefing by UN Force Commanders

    Tomorrow morning (9 October), the Council expects to discuss key cross-cutting operational issues in UN peacekeeping during a briefing by Military Advisor Lieutenant General Maqsood Ahmed from the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and force commanders Lieutenant General Carlos Alberto dos...

    posted on WED 8 OCT 2014
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    Briefing and Consultations on the Security Situation and Political Process in Mali

    Tomorrow (8 October), the Security Council will hold a briefing followed by consultations on the situation in Mali with Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous speaking via video-teleconference from Mali. The meeting is expected to provide Council members with an...

    posted on TUE 7 OCT 2014
  20. Insights

    Syria: OPCW-UN Joint Mission Concludes, Work Remains

    Tuesday (7 October), Sigrid Kaag, the former Special Coordinator of the recently concluded joint mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the UN, will brief Council members in consultations via video-teleconference. She will present the...

    posted on FRI 3 OCT 2014
  21. Insights

    Security Council’s October Programme of Work

    Argentina assumes in October its second presidency during its two-year Council term. There will be three open debates in October: the quarterly open debate on the Middle East and the annual open debates on women, peace and security and working...

    posted on THU 2 OCT 2014