Dates: APRIL 2015

  1. Insights

    Consultations on the Political Process in Libya

    Tomorrow morning (29 April), Bernardino León, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), is scheduled to brief the Council in consultations. The briefing, requested by Jordan, this month’s Council president, is...

    posted on TUE 28 APR 2015
  2. Insights

    Vote on Resolution Extending UN Mission in Western Sahara

    Tomorrow morning (28 April), the Security Council will vote on a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for another year. The draft resolution, which was put in blue earlier today, contains...

    posted on MON 27 APR 2015
  3. Insights

    Renewal of CAR Mission Mandate

    Tomorrow (28 April), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution, renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 30 April 2016. The draft resolution renews the mission’s mandate at its...

    posted on MON 27 APR 2015
  4. Insights

    Arria-formula Meeting on the Destruction, Smuggling and Theft of Cultural Heritage

    On Monday afternoon (27 April), Security Council members Jordan and France have organised an Arria-formula meeting for all UN member states on the issue of combatting the destruction, smuggling and theft of cultural heritage. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and INTERPOL...

    posted on FRI 24 APR 2015
  5. Insights

    Briefing by Former Special Adviser on Yemen

    On Monday morning (27 April), Council members are scheduled to be briefed by Jamal Benomar, the Secretary-General’s former Special Adviser on Yemen. (Benomar’s resignation was announced by the UN on 15 April, and the Secretary-General’s proposal to appoint Ismail Ould...

    posted on FRI 24 APR 2015
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    Syria: Briefings on the Humanitarian and Political Situations and Arria-formula meeting with the SNC

    Tomorrow morning (24 April), Jordan’s Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Nasser Judeh will preside over a meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria. At this session, the Security Council will adopt a presidential statement on the impact of the...

    posted on THU 23 APR 2015
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    Briefing and Consultations on Côte d’Ivoire Sanctions

    Tomorrow (22 April), the Council is scheduled to receive a briefing from Ambassador Cristian Barros (Chile), chair of the 1572 Côte d’Ivoire Sanctions Committee. He is expected to convey the findings of the final report of the Group of Experts,...

    posted on TUE 21 APR 2015
  8. Insights

    Syria Consultations on the Situation in Yarmouk

    Tomorrow morning (20 April), Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, and the UN’s Deputy Special Envoy for Syria, Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy, will brief Council members via video teleconference from Jerusalem and Damascus, respectively, on the...

    posted on SUN 19 APR 2015
  9. Insights

    Open Debate on the Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism

    On Thursday 23 April, the Council is expected to convene a high-level open debate on “The role of youth in countering violent extremism and promoting peace,” which will be chaired by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdulla...

    posted on THU 16 APR 2015
  10. Insights

    Burundi Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (16 April), Council members will be briefed in consultations by Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, on recent developments in Burundi. The US requested the briefing from the Secretariat on Monday, in the context of the upcoming...

    posted on WED 15 APR 2015
  11. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting on Victims of Chemical Weapons Attacks in Syria

    The US has arranged a closed Arria-formula meeting tomorrow morning (16 April) for Council members to hear first-hand accounts of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Council members will be briefed by a Syrian doctor who treated victims of the 16...

    posted on WED 15 APR 2015
  12. Insights

    Council to Vote on Yemen Resolution

    Tuesday morning (14 April) the Council is expected to hold a vote to adopt a resolution on Yemen. While the situation in the country has changed dramatically over the last two-and-a-half weeks, reaching a Council decision on the conflict has...

    posted on MON 13 APR 2015
  13. Insights

    Open Debate on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

    This Wednesday (15 April), Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura will brief the Security Council ahead of its annual open debate on the Secretary-General’s annual report on conflict-related sexual violence (S/2015/203). Hamsatu Allamin, a civil society representative...

    posted on MON 13 APR 2015
  14. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on the Political Process and Security Situation in Mali

    Tomorrow (9 April), the Security Council will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous on the situation in Mali, followed by consultations. Council members are likely to take the opportunity to discuss the 27 March Secretary-General’s report on...

    posted on WED 8 APR 2015
  15. Insights

    Secretary-General’s Retreat with Security Council Members

    The annual Security Council retreat with the Secretary-General will start this evening and continue throughout the day tomorrow (6 and 7 April) in Greentree, New York. The Secretary-General and senior staff of the UN Secretariat will meet with the Permanent...

    posted on MON 6 APR 2015
  16. Insights

    Consultations on Humanitarian Situation in Yemen

    Security Council members will meet today (Saturday, 4 April) at 11 am for consultations on the humanitarian situation in Yemen, with a focus on the possibility of having “humanitarian pauses” in the conflict in Yemen. The meeting was requested yesterday...

    posted on SAT 4 APR 2015
  17. Insights

    Security Council’s April Programme of Work

    Earlier today (2 April) the Council adopted its programme of work for the month. The April programme looks relatively light with 11 formal meetings (nine public and two private with troop-contributing countries) and eight consultations scheduled at press time. Among...

    posted on THU 2 APR 2015
  18. Insights

    Syria Chemical Weapons: New Chlorine Bomb Allegations

    Tomorrow afternoon (2 April), UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane will brief Security Council members on the eighteenth monthly report (S/2015/211) on the implementation of resolution 2118, which required the verification and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons. Some...

    posted on WED 1 APR 2015
  19. Insights

    Resolution on Resumption of Liberia Mission Drawdown

    Tomorrow (2 April), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution authorising a resumption of the drawdown for the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which had been suspended since September 2014 due to the Ebola outbreak. The US circulated...

    posted on WED 1 APR 2015