Dates: JANUARY 2015

  1. Insights

    Protection of Civilians Open Debate Focused on Women and Girls

    Tomorrow morning (30 January), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the protection of civilians with a particular focus on the protection challenges of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict settings. Expected briefers include a...

    posted on THU 29 JAN 2015
  2. Insights

    Resolution Renewing the Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

    Tomorrow morning (29 January), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution that will extend the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for another six months. Earlier this week, on 26 January, the Council held consultations on...

    posted on WED 28 JAN 2015
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    Dispatches from the Field: Final Day Meetings and Press Conference in Haiti

    Council members’ third and final day (25 January) on their visit to Haiti began with two meetings. First, Council members met with the “Core Group” (Brazil, Canada, France, Spain, the US, the EU, and the Organization of American States), the...

    posted on MON 26 JAN 2015
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    Dispatches from the Field: Council Meetings in Haiti

    Day 1: Meetings with MINUSTAH and Haitian Government On Friday (23 January), the Security Council arrived in Haiti for its three day visiting mission. Council members began their visit at the Port-au-Prince compound of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti...

    posted on SUN 25 JAN 2015
  5. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: The Security Council Arrives in Haiti

    23 January. Port-au-Prince: The Security Council has just landed in Haiti for a three day visiting mission. The mission will be co-led by Ambassadors Cristián Barros Melet (Chile) and Samantha Power (US). (The Council last visited Haiti in February 2012.)...

    posted on FRI 23 JAN 2015
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    Arria-Formula Meeting on Human Rights in UN Peace Operations

    Tomorrow morning (23 January), Lithuania is hosting an Arria-formula meeting with heads of human rights components of UN peace operations. The meeting, which is open to Council members and invited UN staff only, is expected to focus on the impact...

    posted on THU 22 JAN 2015
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    Briefings on the DRC: MONUSCO and Sanctions

    Tomorrow morning (22 January), the Council will be briefed on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and by Special Representative Martin Kobler, the head of the UN Organization Stabilization...

    posted on WED 21 JAN 2015
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    Ukraine Briefing by the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs

    Tomorrow afternoon (21 January) the Security Council will hold a public briefing on Ukraine at the request of Lithuania. Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, will brief the Council on the latest developments and political situation in Ukraine. Ambassador Yuriy...

    posted on TUE 20 JAN 2015
  9. Insights

    Discussion on Commission of Inquiry Report on the Central African Republic

    This afternoon (20 January), Council members will meet for an Informal Interactive Dialogue on the final report (S/2014/928) of the International Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on the Central African Republic (CAR), established by the Council in resolution 2127 of 5...

    posted on TUE 20 JAN 2015
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    Briefing on Deteriorating Situation in Yemen

    Tomorrow morning (20 January), the Council is expected to hold consultations on Yemen with Special Adviser of the Secretary-General Jamal Benomar briefing via video tele-conference. The UK, the penholder on Yemen, requested the meeting this morning following the reports that...

    posted on MON 19 JAN 2015
  11. Insights

    Council to Adopt Presidential Statement on Boko Haram

    Later today (19 January), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on Boko Haram. (Boko Haram is not formally on the Council’s agenda and the adoption will be under the “Threats to international peace and security caused by...

    posted on MON 19 JAN 2015
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    Middle East Open Debate

    Tomorrow (15 January), the Security Council will convene for its first Middle East quarterly open debate of the year, with a briefing by Assistant Secretary-General of Political Affairs Jens Toyberg-Frandzen. Interventions by the new Council members – Angola, Malaysia, New...

    posted on WED 14 JAN 2015
  13. Insights

    Peacebuilding Briefing and Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (14 January), Chile’s Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz will chair a Security Council meeting on post-conflict peacebuilding. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliason will brief on the Secretary-General’s 23 September report on peacebuilding in the aftermath of conflict (S/2014/694). Ambassador Antonio de...

    posted on TUE 13 JAN 2015
  14. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire and Sanctions

    Tomorrow (13 January), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) Aïchatou Mindaoudou will brief the Council on recent developments and the latest report of the Secretary General (S/2014/892); and 1572 Côte d’Ivoire...

    posted on MON 12 JAN 2015
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    DRC Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (8 January), the Council is set to adopt a presidential statement on the demobilisation of the Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda (FDLR) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The FDLR is recognised by the Council as...

    posted on WED 7 JAN 2015
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    UNOWA Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (8 January), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), will brief the Security Council, followed by consultations. Council members will be considering the Secretary-General’s semi-annual UNOWA report (S/2014/945). No outcome is expected....

    posted on WED 7 JAN 2015
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    Security Council’s January Programme of Work

    In January, Chile holds its only presidency during its current tenure on the Security Council. Three open debates are scheduled this month on: the Middle East, inclusive development and the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The quarterly open debate...

    posted on MON 5 JAN 2015
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    Syria: Chemical Weapons & OPCW Fact-Finding Report

    Tomorrow morning (6 January), UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane will brief Security Council members on the fifteenth monthly report (S/2014/948) on the implementation of resolution 2118, which required the verification and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons. Tomorrow...

    posted on MON 5 JAN 2015