Dates: MAY 2015

  1. Insights

    Briefing and Presidential Statement on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

    Tomorrow (29 May), the Security Council will have a ministerial briefing, attended by interior ministers (or their equivalents), to discuss actions taken by member states to counter the flow of foreign terrorist fighters into conflict zones since the adoption of...

    posted on THU 28 MAY 2015
  2. Insights

    High Commissioner for Human Rights to Brief on Myanmar

    Tomorrow morning (28 May), under “any other business” following consultations on Sudan sanctions and the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Committee, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, is scheduled to brief Council members via video...

    posted on WED 27 MAY 2015
  3. Insights

    Resolution Renewing Mandate of UN Mission in South Sudan

    Tomorrow (28 May), the Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), which is due to expire on 30 May. Following three rounds of negotiations last week, the US...

    posted on WED 27 MAY 2015
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    Briefing on the partial signing of the peace agreement in Mali

    Tomorrow (28 May), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous will brief the Security Council under “any other business” on his recent visit to Mali. Ladsous visited Mali to attend the signing of a peace agreement in Bamako on 15 May...

    posted on WED 27 MAY 2015
  5. Insights

    Syria: Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (28 May), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos will provide her final briefing to the Council as the head of OCHA on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Amos is expected to report that since her first briefing to...

    posted on WED 27 MAY 2015
  6. Insights

    Protection of Journalists Debate and Resolution

    Tomorrow (27 May), the Security Council will hold a high-level debate on the protection of journalists in conflict situations. The meeting will be chaired by Lithuania’s foreign minister Linas Linkevičius, with briefings by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, Secretary-General of Reporters...

    posted on TUE 26 MAY 2015
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    Adoption Renewing UN Mission in Somalia

    On Tuesday (26 May), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 7 August. The current mandate of UNSOM expires on 28 May. While the two previous UNSOM...

    posted on FRI 22 MAY 2015
  8. Insights

    Small Arms: Vote on Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (22 May), the Council is expected to vote on the draft resolution on small arms that Lithuania had initially planned to present to the Council for action at the 13 May open debate (S/PV.7442). The draft was put...

    posted on THU 21 MAY 2015
  9. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting on Women, Peace and Security and the 2015 Peace and Security Reviews

    On Thursday morning (21 May), Security Council members will hold a closed Arria-formula meeting, organised by Spain, focusing on key women, peace and security recommendations to the Security Council from this year’s Global Study on the implementation of resolution 1325,...

    posted on TUE 19 MAY 2015
  10. Insights

    Informal Meeting between Members of the Security Council and EU Political and Security Committee

    Tomorrow afternoon (20 May), members of the Security Council will hold an informal meeting with members of the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC). Since this is an informal meeting, it will not be held in the Security Council chamber...

    posted on TUE 19 MAY 2015
  11. Insights

    Consultations on Yemen

    Tomorrow morning (20 May), Council members will hold consultations on Yemen. The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, will brief (via video teleconference), as will John Ging, Operations Director of the UN Office for the...

    posted on TUE 19 MAY 2015
  12. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on UN Assistance Mission in Somalia

    Tomorrow (19 May), the Council will be briefed via video teleconference from Addis Ababa by Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), regarding the latest 120-day report of the Secretary-General....

    posted on MON 18 MAY 2015
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    Burundi Consultations

    Tomorrow (14 May), the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes, Said Djinnit, will brief the Security Council in consultations from Dar es Salaam via video teleconference on the latest developments in Burundi at the request of France. Council members...

    posted on WED 13 MAY 2015
  14. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on South Sudan: UN Mission and Sanctions Committee

    Tomorrow afternoon (14 May), the Council is scheduled to have a briefing followed by consultations on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the work of the 2206 Sanctions Committee on South Sudan. Special Representative Ellen Margrethe Løj is...

    posted on WED 13 MAY 2015
  15. Insights

    Small Arms: Open Debate and Draft Resolution on Small Arms

    Tomorrow (13 May), the Council will hold an open debate to discuss the Secretary-General’s 27 April report on small arms (S/2015/289). Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will brief, and there will also...

    posted on TUE 12 MAY 2015
  16. Insights

    South Sudan Consultations: Options for Accountability

    This afternoon (12 May), Council members are expected to hold consultations on options for criminal accountability and transitional justice in South Sudan at the request of the US. Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel Miguel de Serpa Soares...

    posted on TUE 12 MAY 2015
  17. Insights

    Briefing and Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Smuggling of Migrants in the Mediterranean

    On Monday (11 May) the Council will receive a briefing by Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on the EU response to the smuggling of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. After the briefing, Council...

    posted on FRI 8 MAY 2015
  18. Insights

    Informal Interactive Dialogue and Briefing on Libya by the ICC Prosecutor

    On Monday afternoon (11 May), Council members, at the request of Chile, are scheduled to hold an informal interactive dialogue with the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. Although scheduled to provide the semi-annual briefing on the work of...

    posted on THU 7 MAY 2015
  19. Insights

    Syria Chemical Weapons Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (7 May), UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane will brief Security Council members on the monthly report (S/2015/295) on the implementation of resolution 2118, which required the verification and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons. Council members...

    posted on WED 6 MAY 2015
  20. Insights

    Security Council’s May Programme of Work

    Earlier today (4 May), the Council adopted its programme of work for the month of May, during which Lithuania will hold the Council presidency. Although the programme of work was only officially adopted today, the Council had its first meeting...

    posted on MON 4 MAY 2015
  21. Insights

    Consultations on UN Interim Security Force for Abyei

    Tomorrow morning (5 May) Council members are scheduled to hold consultations on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet is expected to brief on the situation in Abyei and the Secretary-General’s most...

    posted on MON 4 MAY 2015