Dates: MARCH 2015

  1. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Boko Haram

    On Monday (30 March), the Council will have a briefing followed by consultations on Boko Haram, covering the impact of the group on the security, political and humanitarian situations in Nigeria and the region. Special Representative Mohammed Ibn Chambas of...

    posted on FRI 27 MAR 2015
  2. Insights

    Adoption of Two Resolutions on Libya

    Tomorrow (27 March), the Security Council apppears to be ready to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 September 2015 and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1970...

    posted on THU 26 MAR 2015
  3. Insights

    Adoption of Resolution Renewing the UN Mission in the DRC

    Tomorrow (26 March), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and its intervention brigade. The draft resolution was put in...

    posted on WED 25 MAR 2015
  4. Insights

    Open Debate on Protection of Minorities in the Middle East

    On Friday (27 March), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will chair a ministerial-level open debate on the situation of persecuted ethnic or religious minorities in the Middle East. The Secretary-General will brief in person along with High Commissioner for Human...

    posted on WED 25 MAR 2015
  5. Insights

    Open Debate on Child Victims of Non-State Armed Groups

    On Wednesday (25 March), the Security Council will hold an open debate on children and armed conflict focused on child victims of non-state armed groups. There will be briefings by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children...

    posted on TUE 24 MAR 2015
  6. Insights

    Sudan/South Sudan Consultations and South Sudan Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow morning (24 March) Council members will hold consultations on Sudan/South Sudan. Haile Menkerios, Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan and Special Representative to the AU, is expected to brief via video teleconference. In the afternoon, the Council is...

    posted on MON 23 MAR 2015
  7. Insights

    Council Emergency Meeting and Presidential Statement on Yemen

    This afternoon (22 March) the Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Yemen at Jordan’s request. The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, Jamal Benomar, will brief via video teleconference. Representatives of Yemen and Qatar, the latter on behalf of the Gulf...

    posted on SUN 22 MAR 2015
  8. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting on Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

    Tomorrow (19 March) Security Council members will convene for an Arria-formula meeting chaired by Lithuania on the human rights situation, media freedom and situation of the national minorities in Crimea and in eastern Ukraine. The meeting will be open to...

    posted on WED 18 MAR 2015
  9. Insights

    Council Debate on the Mission in Haiti

    Tomorrow morning (18 March), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual debate on the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Special Representative and head of mission Sandra Honoré will brief on recent developments and present the Secretary-General’s report (S/2015/157). In...

    posted on TUE 17 MAR 2015
  10. Insights

    Briefing on Situation in Darfur and Mission Strategic Review

    Tomorrow (17 March) the Council will have a briefing, followed by consultations, on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the situation in Darfur. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous is expected to brief. During the meeting, the Council...

    posted on MON 16 MAR 2015
  11. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Burundi Focus on Upcoming Elections

    Bujumbura – Security Council members arrived in Burundi on Friday morning (13 March) for the third and final leg of the Council visiting mission to Africa. Angola, France and the US were the three co-leads for the visit. The question...

    posted on SAT 14 MAR 2015
  12. Insights

    Afghanistan: Renewal of UN Mission Mandate and Debate

    On 16 March (Monday), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for an additional year during the quarterly UNAMA debate. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of...

    posted on FRI 13 MAR 2015
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    Dispatches from the Field: Security Council Members Hold Joint Session with AU Peace and Security Council

    Addis Ababa – UN Security Council members arrived this afternoon (12 March) in Addis Ababa to hold their annual joint consultative session with the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC). This is their ninth joint meeting since beginning the...

    posted on THU 12 MAR 2015
  14. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Council Delegation Visits the Central African Republic

    Bangui and Bria – Security Council members arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday afternoon (10 March). Ambassador Francois Delattre (France), who is the co-lead on the mission with Ambassador Ismael Gaspar Martins (Angola), briefly addressed reporters upon...

    posted on WED 11 MAR 2015
  15. Insights

    Security Council Visiting Mission to Africa: Programme and Issues

    Council members leave today for a visiting mission to Africa. The mission will take the Council to the Central African Republic (CAR), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Burundi from 10 to 13 March. France and Angola will serve as co-leads on...

    posted on MON 9 MAR 2015
  16. Insights

    Syria Chemical Weapons: Draft Resolution and Consultations

    This afternoon (5 March), UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane will brief Security Council members on the seventeenth monthly report (S/2015/138) on the implementation of resolution 2118, which required the verification and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons. However,...

    posted on THU 5 MAR 2015
  17. Insights

    Technical Rollover Resolution on Libya

    Tomorrow (5 March), the Council is set to adopt a technical rollover resolution renewing until 31 March the current mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), which is due to expire on 13 March. The resolution is also...

    posted on WED 4 MAR 2015
  18. Insights

    Mandate Renewal of DPRK Panel of Experts and Panel Report

    Tomorrow morning (4 March), the Security Council will adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1718 Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee. The proposed text, which was put in blue yesterday, closely follows...

    posted on TUE 3 MAR 2015
  19. Insights

    Security Council’s March Programme of Work

    The Security Council began the month of March by adopting a resolution on South Sudan sanctions right after agreeing on its programme of work this morning (3 March). Then this afternoon Council members had consultations on Yemen where they were...

    posted on TUE 3 MAR 2015
  20. Insights

    Consultations on Yemen with Special Adviser Jamal Benomar

    Tomorrow afternoon (3 March), Council members will hold consultations on Yemen where they will be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser to Yemen Jamal Benomar via video teleconference from Yemen. At press time, no Council outcome was expected. With increasing...

    posted on MON 2 MAR 2015
  21. Insights

    Council to Adopt Sanctions Resolution on South Sudan

    Tomorrow morning (3 March) the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution deciding to impose targeted sanctions on spoilers in South Sudan. The draft was circulated to Council members last Tuesday (24 February) during consultations on the UN Mission...

    posted on MON 2 MAR 2015