Dates: JUNE 2015

  1. Insights

    Wrap-Up Session on Council’s Work in June

    Tomorrow afternoon (30 June), the Security Council will hold a wrap-up session for the month of June during which Malaysia held the Council presidency. This is only the third wrap-up session to be held in 2015. (Chile and France held...

    posted on MON 29 JUN 2015
  2. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting on Climate Change as a Threat Multiplier

    Tomorrow morning (30 June), Ambassador Román Oyarzun (Spain) and Ambassador Ramlan Bin Ibrahim (Malaysia) will co-chair an Arria-formula meeting on the role of climate change as a threat multiplier for global security. Members are expected to discuss the interconnected threats...

    posted on MON 29 JUN 2015
  3. Insights

    Renewal of UN Mission in Mali’s Mandate

    Tomorrow (29 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for one year. A first draft was circulated by France, the penholder on Mali, late...

    posted on SUN 28 JUN 2015
  4. Insights

    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur Mandate Renewal

    On Monday (29 June), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) for an additional year in keeping with the recommendation made by the Secretary-General in his recent report...

    posted on SUN 28 JUN 2015
  5. Insights

    ICC Prosecutor to Brief Council on Darfur

    On Monday (29 June), ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is expected to give her semi-annual briefing to the Security Council on the court’s work in Darfur. This briefing takes place at a critical time for Darfur, with the Council expected to...

    posted on FRI 26 JUN 2015
  6. Insights

    Presidential Statement on Burundi Ahead of Elections

    This afternoon the Security Council will adopt a presidential statement ahead of the parliamentary election in Burundi on Monday and the presidential elections scheduled for 15 July. It also follows Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call for a postponement of the elections...

    posted on FRI 26 JUN 2015
  7. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting on the Indiscriminate Use of Weapons against Civilians in Syria

    On Friday morning (26 June), Security Council members France and Spain have organised an Arria-formula meeting on the issue of the indiscriminate use of weapons, including barrel bombs, against civilians in Syria. The Arria was organised so that Council members...

    posted on THU 25 JUN 2015
  8. Insights

    Council Briefing and Informal Interactive Dialogue on Peacebuilding

    Tomorrow (25 June), the Security Council will receive briefings from Olof Skoog (Sweden) and Antonio de Aguiar Patriota (Brazil), the current and former chairs of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), on the eighth annual report of the PBC (S/2015/174). In the...

    posted on WED 24 JUN 2015
  9. Insights

    UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (25 June), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution that will renew the mandate of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), which is due to expire on 30 June. France, the penholder on Côte d’Ivoire,...

    posted on WED 24 JUN 2015
  10. Insights

    Consultations on Yemen Following Geneva Talks

    Tomorrow morning (24 June), Security Council members will have consultations on Yemen. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Yemen, and OCHA Operations Director John Ging are expected to brief. Council members may issue a press statement that...

    posted on TUE 23 JUN 2015
  11. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Mali ahead of the Renewal of MINUSMA

    Tomorrow (23 June), the Security Council will be briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Mongi Hamdi, on the situation in Mali, followed by consultations. Council members...

    posted on MON 22 JUN 2015
  12. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting on the Human Rights Situation in Darfur

    On Friday morning (19 June), Council members will participate in a closed Arria-formula meeting on the human rights situation in Darfur. Called at the initiative of the US, the meeting is intended to mark the 10th anniversary of the Commission...

    posted on WED 17 JUN 2015
  13. Insights

    Children and Armed Conflict Debate and Resolution on Abductions

    On Thursday (18 June), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on children and armed conflict focused on the Secretary-General’s annual report on this topic (S/2015/409) and on the issue of abductions. The debate will be chaired by...

    posted on WED 17 JUN 2015
  14. Insights

    Review of Implementation of Resolution 1540 on Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Tomorrow afternoon (16 June), at the Council meeting featuring the semi-annual briefing by the chairs of the three counter-terrorism-related committees (the 1267/1989 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee; the 1373 Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC); and the 1540 Committee) a press statement on the comprehensive...

    posted on MON 15 JUN 2015
  15. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on the UN Office for Central Africa and Lord’s Resistance Army

    Tomorrow morning (11 June), Abdoulaye Bathily, the Special Representative and head of UN Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), will brief the Security Council on the Secretary-General’s report on UNOCA and the UN regional strategy on the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA)...

    posted on WED 10 JUN 2015
  16. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Darfur Mission Report

    Tomorrow afternoon (10 June), there will be a briefing and consultations on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Assistant-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet is expected to brief the Council on the Secretary-General’s most recent UNAMID report (S/2015/378). The...

    posted on TUE 9 JUN 2015
  17. Insights

    Informal Interactive Dialogue on AU Mission in Somalia

    On Monday (8 June), Council members are scheduled to hold an informal interactive dialogue on the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Malaysia, Council president for June, will host the meeting. The participants are expected to include Maman Sidikou, Special Representative...

    posted on FRI 5 JUN 2015
  18. Insights

    Libya Sanctions: Two names for listing under silence procedure

    The proposed listing of two individuals under the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee is under silence procedure until tomorrow afternoon (5 June). The names were proposed by France, Spain, the UK and the US and, if adopted, they will be the...

    posted on THU 4 JUN 2015
  19. Insights

    Briefing on the Violations of the Ceasefire in Ukraine

    Tomorrow morning (5 June), the Security Council will hold a briefing on Ukraine at Lithuania’s request. The Council will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and Alexander Hug, Deputy Chief Monitor of the Organization for Security and...

    posted on THU 4 JUN 2015
  20. Insights

    Syria: Briefing on 30 May Aleppo Attacks

    Tomorrow morning (4 June), OCHA Operations Director John Ging will brief Security Council members on Syria under “any other business” following consultations on Burundi. Spain and New Zealand—supported by Jordan—requested a briefing on the 30 May attacks in Aleppo. A...

    posted on WED 3 JUN 2015
  21. Insights

    Burundi: Briefing on Elections and Security Situation

    Tomorrow (4 June), Council members will be briefed in consultations by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Said Djinnit via video teleconference (VTC) from Bujumbura on the situation in Burundi, and by Adama Dieng, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser...

    posted on WED 3 JUN 2015
  22. Insights

    Security Council’s June Programme of Work

    This morning Council members adopted their programme of work for June. Malaysia, the president of the Council this month, and chair of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, has chosen as its centerpiece an open debate on children...

    posted on TUE 2 JUN 2015
  23. Insights

    Yemen Briefing and Press Statement

    Tomorrow morning (3 June), Council members are likely to receive a briefing from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Yemen via video teleconference under “any other business” following consultations on Syria. Russia requested to have the meeting...

    posted on TUE 2 JUN 2015