Dates: JULY 2015

  1. Insights

    Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations Meeting on Mali: Peacekeeping in a Counter-terrorism Environment

    Tomorrow afternoon (31 July), the Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations, a subsidiary body of the Security Council currently chaired by Chad, is expected to meet to discuss the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and the challenges of...

    posted on THU 30 JUL 2015
  2. Insights

    Open Debate: Peace and Security Challenges for Small Island Developing States

    Tomorrow morning (30 July), the Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the peace and security challenges facing small island developing states. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi of Samoa, Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of...

    posted on WED 29 JUL 2015
  3. Insights

    Council to Vote on a Draft Resolution on MH17 Tribunal

    Tomorrow afternoon (29 July), the Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution on the creation of an ad hoc tribunal for prosecuting those responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 on 17 July 2014. The draft...

    posted on TUE 28 JUL 2015
  4. Insights

    Iraq: UNAMI Renewal

    Tomorrow (29 July), the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) for a year. UNAMI’s mandate has not changed since the adoption of resolution 1770 in 2007, despite ISIS’s advance over large...

    posted on TUE 28 JUL 2015
  5. Insights

    Security Council Presidential Statement on Boko Haram

    The Council will adopt this morning (28 July), a presidential statement on Boko Haram, also taking note of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) being created to combat the group. Chad circulated a draft on the evening of 22 July....

    posted on TUE 28 JUL 2015
  6. Insights

    Somalia: Adoption of Resolution on AMISOM and UNSOM

    Tomorrow (28 July), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and reauthorising the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Council members held one meeting on the draft resolution on...

    posted on MON 27 JUL 2015
  7. Insights

    Syria: Briefings on the Humanitarian and Political Situations

    Tomorrow morning (28 July), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien will provide his first briefing on the humanitarian situation in Syria to the Council. The following day, Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will provide his first public briefing...

    posted on MON 27 JUL 2015
  8. Insights

    Special Meeting in Madrid of the Counter-Terrorism Committee on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

    The Security Council’s 1373 Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) is expected to hold a special meeting in Madrid on 28 July with member states and international and regional organisations. The meeting is in keeping with the Council’s 19 November 2014 presidential statement,...

    posted on THU 23 JUL 2015
  9. Insights

    Informal Discussion on Selection and Appointment of the Next Secretary-General

    On Wednesday (22 July), Council members are scheduled to have their first discussion on the process for the selection of the next Secretary-General. The topic will be raised during consultations under “Any Other Business” (AOB). This issue has in recent...

    posted on MON 20 JUL 2015
  10. Insights

    Security Council Resolution on Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Tomorrow morning (20 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution that begins a process to lift UN sanctions on Iran, while establishing a strong monitoring system of Iran’s nuclear programme. The resolution follows the recently concluded Joint...

    posted on SUN 19 JUL 2015
  11. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting on Gaza

    On Monday morning (20 July), Security Council members Jordan and Malaysia are convening an Arria-formula meeting on Gaza. The meeting is intended to draw attention to the fact that since the 51-day Israeli offensive “Operation Protective Edge” against Gaza one...

    posted on THU 16 JUL 2015
  12. Insights

    Somalia: Briefing and Consultations on Joint AU-UN Report

    On Thursday (16 July), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing from Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet on the Secretary-General’s letter of 2 July transmitting the 30 June AU-UN report. The joint report, requested by the...

    posted on WED 15 JUL 2015
  13. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on the Initialing of a Peace Agreement in Libya

    Tomorrow morning (15 July), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing from Bernardino León, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), followed by consultations. The briefing is expected to...

    posted on TUE 14 JUL 2015
  14. Insights

    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (14 July) the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) for an additional five months. The draft resolution was circulated to the full Council last Wednesday 8 July. After...

    posted on MON 13 JUL 2015
  15. Insights

    Syria Chemical Weapons Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (9 July), Acting UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Kim Won-soo will brief Security Council members on the monthly report (S/2015/485) on the implementation of resolution 2118, which required the verification and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons. Council...

    posted on WED 8 JUL 2015
  16. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Burundi ahead of Presidential Elections

    Tomorrow (9 July), Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun and the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will brief the Security Council on the situation in Burundi, followed by consultations. This briefing continues the series of...

    posted on WED 8 JUL 2015
  17. Insights

    Consultations on Sudan/South Sudan Issues and UN Force in Abyei

    Tomorrow (8 July), Council members are scheduled to hold consultations on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and Sudan/South Sudan issues. Haile Tilahun Gebremariam, the head of UNISFA, is expected to brief on the mission’s activities, while Special...

    posted on TUE 7 JUL 2015
  18. Insights

    Briefing and resolution on 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide

    Tomorrow (7 July), the Security Council will hold a briefing to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (via video teleconference) are expected to brief....

    posted on MON 6 JUL 2015
  19. Insights

    South Sudan: Human Rights Meeting and Sanctions Committee Designations

    Tomorrow afternoon (7 July) Council members will be briefed on the human rights situation in South Sudan under “any other business” following consultations on the UN Office for West Africa. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and a high-level UNICEF...

    posted on MON 6 JUL 2015
  20. Insights

    Security Council’s July Programme of Work

    This morning (2 July), Council members adopted their programme of work for July. The month has got off to a busy start with Council members receiving briefings on Burundi by UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović and the...

    posted on THU 2 JUL 2015
  21. Insights

    Briefing on Burundi Following Parliamentary Elections

    Tomorrow (2 July), Council members will be briefed in consultations, at the request of France, on the situation in Burundi following the controversial parliamentary and municipal elections that took place on Monday (29 June), without the participation of the opposition....

    posted on WED 1 JUL 2015