Dates: NOVEMBER 2014

  1. Insights

    Resolution and Briefing on Sanctions

    Tomorrow, 25 November, the Council is scheduled to hold a briefing and vote on a draft resolution on sanctions. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and Interpol Secretary-General Jürgen Stock are the expected briefers. After four meetings at the expert...

    posted on MON 24 NOV 2014
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    Resolution and Briefing on UN Mission in South Sudan

    Tomorrow morning (25 November), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for an additional six months. Following consultations on Syria tomorrow afternoon, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé...

    posted on MON 24 NOV 2014
  3. Insights

    Syria: Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (25 November), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos will present to the Council the Secretary-General’s latest report which identifies the trends in humanitarian access in Syria since resolution 2165 was adopted on 14 July (S/2014/840). The public briefing...

    posted on MON 24 NOV 2014
  4. Insights

    Sudan Sanctions Committee Briefing

    Tomorrow (24 November), the Security Council will hold a public briefing, followed by consultations, on the work of the 1591 Sudan Sanctions Committee. Ambassador Maria Cristina Perceval of Argentina, chair of the Committee, is expected to brief. Monday’s briefing follows...

    posted on SUN 23 NOV 2014
  5. Insights

    Semi-Annual briefing on the Work of the 1540 Committee

    On Monday afternoon (24 November), the Council is scheduled to hear the semi-annual briefing by the chair of the 1540 Committee, Ambassador Oh Joon (Republic of Korea). This would normally have been done as part of a joint briefing with...

    posted on FRI 21 NOV 2014
  6. Insights

    Council Debate on Ebola

    This afternoon (21 November), the Security Council will hold a debate on Ebola chaired by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Anthony Banbury, the Secretary-General’s Special...

    posted on FRI 21 NOV 2014
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    Resolution on UN Policing, Inaugural Briefing by Police Commissioners and Interactive Dialogue on Review of Peace Operations

    Tomorrow morning (20 November), at the initiative of Australia, the Security Council will receive a briefing by the heads of police components of three UN peace missions and vote on the first standalone resolution on UN policing. In the afternoon,...

    posted on WED 19 NOV 2014
  8. Insights

    Open Debate and Presidential Statement on Counter-Terrorism

    This morning (19 November), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a high-level open debate focused on international cooperation in combating terrorism, including addressing the interrelated threats posed by foreign terrorist fighters, violent extremism, Al-Qaida, and the Islamic State in...

    posted on WED 19 NOV 2014
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    Briefing and Consultations on Guinea-Bissau

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 November), the Security Council will be briefed on Guinea-Bissau by Miguel Trovoada, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS). (This will be Trovoada’s first briefing since assuming his position...

    posted on MON 17 NOV 2014
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    Iraq: Briefings by Human Rights, Humanitarian and UN Mission Heads

    Tomorrow morning (18 November), the Council will hold its regular quarterly briefing and consultations on Iraq. Since the surprise takeover of Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in June, the Council’s revived engagement on Iraq has...

    posted on MON 17 NOV 2014
  11. Insights

    Finnish Workshop for Incoming Council Members

    The 12th annual workshop for incoming members of the Security Council will be held for two days (13-14 November), commencing tomorrow afternoon in Long Island, New York. The workshop is organised by the government of Finland in cooperation with the...

    posted on WED 12 NOV 2014
  12. Insights

    Briefing on Ukraine by the Department of Political Affairs and OSCE

    This afternoon (12 November), at the request of the US, the Council will have a public meeting on the situation in Ukraine. Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen is expected to brief. The Chief Monitor of the Special...

    posted on WED 12 NOV 2014
  13. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations Ahead of Liberia Mission’s Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (12 November), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and Ambassador Marten Grunditz (Sweden), chair of the Liberia configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission, will brief the Security Council on the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). The briefing was requested in...

    posted on TUE 11 NOV 2014
  14. Insights

    Reauthorising EUFOR ALTHEA and Debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Tomorrow (11 November), the Council is expected to vote on a resolution renewing the authorisation of EU-led multinational stabilisation force (EUFOR ALTHEA) and hold a debate on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The High Representative for BiH, Valentin...

    posted on MON 10 NOV 2014
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    Informal Interactive Dialogue on UN Mission in Mali’s Mandate

    This afternoon (10 November), Council members will participate in an informal interactive dialogue with Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous on the situation in Mali. (Informal interactive dialogues are off-the-record meetings chaired by the Council President and held in a...

    posted on MON 10 NOV 2014
  16. Insights

    Presidential Statement on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    The Security Council is set to meet this afternoon to adopt a presidential statement on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that was under silence until this morning. The draft statement was originally circulated on Friday...

    posted on WED 5 NOV 2014
  17. Insights

    Security Council’s November Programme of Work

    Australia’s November presidency of the Security Council has gotten off to a busy start in the Council with consultations held on South Sudan and Libya this afternoon, followed by a briefing under “Any Other Business” on the situation in Burkina...

    posted on TUE 4 NOV 2014
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    Briefing on Burkina Faso

    This afternoon (4 November), Council members will discuss Burkina Faso under “Any Other Business” following consultations on Libya and South Sudan. Members will receive a briefing via video teleconference from Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa...

    posted on TUE 4 NOV 2014
  19. Insights

    Consultations on Mediation Efforts Amidst Deteriorating Security Situation in Libya

    Tomorrow afternoon (4 November), Bernardino León, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), will brief Council members in consultations. During the briefing, which was requested by the UK, León is expected...

    posted on MON 3 NOV 2014
  20. Insights

    South Sudan Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (4 November), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Ellen Margrethe Løj and UNMISS Force Commander Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam are expected to brief the Council via video teleconference from Juba...

    posted on MON 3 NOV 2014