Dates: DECEMBER 2014

  1. Insights

    Vote on Israel/Palestine Draft Resolution

    At 5pm today (Tuesday, 30 December), the Council will convene to vote on a draft resolution (S/2014/916) calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories by the end of 2017. Yesterday, the Arab Group met...

    posted on TUE 30 DEC 2014
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    Consultations on Expulsion of UN Officials in Sudan

    The Council is scheduled to hold consultations tomorrow morning (30 December) to discuss Sudan’s recent decision to expel two high-level UN officials from the country, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Ali al-Zaatari (Jordan) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Yvonne...

    posted on MON 29 DEC 2014
  3. Insights

    Meeting on the Human Rights Situation in North Korea

    On Monday afternoon (22 December), the Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). This will be the first time that the situation in the DPRK is considered as a separate agenda item...

    posted on FRI 19 DEC 2014
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    Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime: Open Debate and Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (19 December), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution on the linkages between transnational organised crime and terrorism in some regions during an open debate chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and African Integration of...

    posted on THU 18 DEC 2014
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    Debate on Afghanistan

    Tomorrow morning (18 December), the Council is expected to hold its quarterly debate on the situation in Afghanistan. Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), and Yuri Fedotov, the Executive...

    posted on WED 17 DEC 2014
  6. Insights

    Briefing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Tomorrow (17 December), Council members will be briefed by video tele-conference in consultations on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by Special Representative Martin Kobler, head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO)....

    posted on TUE 16 DEC 2014
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    UN-AU Partnership: Open Debate and Negotiations on Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (16 December), the Security Council will hold an open debate on “Peace Operations: The UN-AU Partnership and Its Evolution”. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the AU Mission in Mali and the Sahel, Pierre Buyoya, are...

    posted on MON 15 DEC 2014
  8. Insights

    Presidential Statement on South Sudan

    This afternoon (15 December) the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement recognising the one year anniversary of the outbreak of the current civil war in South Sudan and once again suggesting appropriate measures against those disrupting the peace...

    posted on MON 15 DEC 2014
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    Syria: Adoption of Resolution Reauthorising Cross-Border Humanitarian Access

    The penholders on the humanitarian track on Syria—Australia, Jordan and Luxembourg—are expecting to put a draft resolution reauthorising the humanitarian access provisions of resolution 2165 in blue for a vote later this week. Australia and Luxembourg have led on the...

    posted on MON 15 DEC 2014
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    Adoption of Resolution on Resolute Support Mission (Afghanistan)

    Tomorrow morning (12 December) the Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the Resolute Support Mission (RSM), a NATO mission designed to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces post-2014. The draft resolution was put under silence this morning...

    posted on THU 11 DEC 2014
  11. Insights

    ICC Prosecutor Briefing on Darfur

    Tomorrow morning (12 December), ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is scheduled to provide the semi-annual briefing to the Council on the Court’s work with regard to Darfur. This will mark the 20th report of the ICC prosecutor to the Council since...

    posted on THU 11 DEC 2014
  12. Insights

    Yemen Sanctions Briefing and Consultations with Special Adviser

    Tomorrow (11 December), the Security Council will have two meetings on Yemen. The first will be a briefing by the chair of the 2140 Yemen Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaité (Lithuania). This will be followed by consultations with the Secretary-General’s...

    posted on WED 10 DEC 2014
  13. Insights

    Briefing by Special Envoy for the Sahel

    Tomorrow morning (11 December), the Security Council will be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Sahel, Hiroute Guebre Sellassie. This briefing is in line with the 27 August 2014 presidential statement in which the Council requested that it...

    posted on WED 10 DEC 2014
  14. Insights

    Liberia Sanctions Adoption, Consultations and UNMIL TCC Meeting

    Tomorrow (9 December), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing sanctions measures on Liberia, which are due to expire on 12 December. The draft resolution was put in blue on 3 December, following one meeting at the expert...

    posted on MON 8 DEC 2014
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    Briefing on UN Mission and UN Sanctions in the Central African Republic

    Tomorrow (9 December) the Council will be briefed by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, on the latest report on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), and by the chair of the...

    posted on MON 8 DEC 2014
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    Consultations on Sudan/South Sudan and UN Interim Security Force for Abyei

    On Monday (8 December), Council members will discuss the Sudan/South Sudan situation and the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Sudan and South Sudan Haile Menkerios is expected to brief on Sudan/South Sudan...

    posted on SUN 7 DEC 2014
  17. Insights

    Darfur Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (4 December), the Council is scheduled to be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), followed by consultations. It is also anticipated that Philip Cooper, who headed the review...

    posted on WED 3 DEC 2014
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    Syria: Kaag’s Last Briefing on Chemical Weapons Destruction

    Tomorrow morning (3 December), Special Adviser Sigrid Kaag will provide her last briefing to Council members in consultations (on 1 December she was appointed as the Special Coordinator for Lebanon). She will present the fourteenth monthly report (S/2014/853) on the...

    posted on TUE 2 DEC 2014
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    Security Council’s December Programme of Work

    Chad assumes the presidency in December for the first and only time during its current tenure on the Security Council. There will be two open debates during the month: one on cooperation between the UN and the AU on peace...

    posted on TUE 2 DEC 2014