Dates: AUGUST 2015

  1. Insights

    Adoption of Resolution Modifying Liberia Sanctions

    On Wednesday (2 September), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on Liberia sanctions. The draft resolution was first circulated by the penholder, the US, on 20 August. A brief round of negotiations was held the following day, and...

    posted on MON 31 AUG 2015
  2. Insights

    Yemen 2140 Sanctions Committee Open Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (1 September), the 2140 Yemen Sanctions Committee will hold a briefing open to all UN member states on the Yemen sanctions regime. The chair of the 2140 Committee, Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė (Lithuania) and the Coordinator of the Yemen...

    posted on MON 31 AUG 2015
  3. Insights

    Presidential Statement on the Signing of the Peace Agreement in South Sudan

    This afternoon (28 August), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a presidential statement welcoming South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir’s signature of the agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan. The draft presidential statement was circulated on...

    posted on FRI 28 AUG 2015
  4. Insights

    Briefing on Myanmar

    Tomorrow (28) August, at the request of the UK, Council members will be briefed during informal consultations by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, during “Any Other Business” (AOB). Nambiar, who last briefed the Council in April, was...

    posted on THU 27 AUG 2015
  5. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Guinea-Bissau’s Political Crisis

    Tomorrow morning (28 August), the Security Council will have its biannual briefing, on Guinea-Bissau which will be followed by consultations. Miguel Trovoada, the Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), will present the Secretary-General’s 13 August...

    posted on THU 27 AUG 2015
  6. Insights

    Burkina Faso Briefing under “Any Other Business”

    Tomorrow morning (27 August), Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will brief the Security Council on his one day visit to Burkina Faso on 25 August. Feltman visited the country, together with the head of the UN Office for...

    posted on WED 26 AUG 2015
  7. Insights

    Central African Republic Sanctions Committee Activities

    There have been several developments in the 2127 Central African Republic (CAR) Sanctions Committee recently. These include the Chair’s visit to the CAR, the Committee meeting with the countries of the region, discussion of the Panel of Experts’ (PoE) midterm...

    posted on WED 26 AUG 2015
  8. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Developments in the Political Dialogue in Libya

    Tomorrow morning (26 August), 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. León, who will brief by...

    posted on TUE 25 AUG 2015
  9. Insights

    Special Representative Bangura to Brief on Sexual Violence in Iraq and Syria

    Tomorrow afternoon (25 August), Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura will brief Security Council members in consultations on her 16 – 29 April visit to the Middle East . Bangura visited Iraq and Syria as well as...

    posted on MON 24 AUG 2015
  10. Insights

    South Sudan: UNMISS and Sanctions Briefings and Draft Sanctions Resolution

    On Tuesday (25 August), the Security Council will hold a briefing and consultations on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and on the work of the 2206 South Sudan Sanctions Committee. Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and...

    posted on MON 24 AUG 2015
  11. Insights

    Briefing on Security Sector Reform

    Tomorrow morning (20 August), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on Security Sector Reform (SSR) at the initiative of Nigeria. The briefers are expected to be Dmitry Titov, the Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security...

    posted on WED 19 AUG 2015
  12. Insights

    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations on Humanitarian Situation

    On Wednesday (19 August), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien will brief the Council on his 9-13 August visit to Yemen and Djibouti. Following the briefing, Council members will meet with O’Brien in consultations where he...

    posted on TUE 18 AUG 2015
  13. Insights

    Syria: Presidential Statement in Support of Special Envoy

    The Council will adopt a presidential statement early next week on Syria, expressing its support for the work of UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. The draft presidential statement was circulated to all Council members by France, on...

    posted on SUN 16 AUG 2015
  14. Insights

    Council to Discuss Guinea-Bissau Political Crisis

    Tomorrow (14 August), Council members will receive a briefing from Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Taye-Brook Zerihoun in consultations; on the political crisis in Guinea-Bissau. The briefing follows the decision by Guinea-Bissau President José Mário Vaz on Wednesday night (12...

    posted on THU 13 AUG 2015
  15. Insights

    Briefing in Consultations by Special Envoy for Yemen

    Tomorrow (12 August), the Council will receive a briefing in consultations from the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed via video teleconference. At press time, it did not appear that a Council action was being discussed. At...

    posted on TUE 11 AUG 2015
  16. Insights

    Consultations on Liberia Sanctions

    Tomorrow (12 August), Council members are scheduled to receive a briefing in consultations from Ambassador Dina Kawar (Jordan), chair of the 1521 Liberia Sanctions Committee. The briefing is expected to cover the final report of the Panel of Experts (PoE),...

    posted on TUE 11 AUG 2015
  17. Insights

    Council Briefing on Ebola

    On Thursday (13 August), the Council will meet on the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), and Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Ebola David Nabarro will...

    posted on TUE 11 AUG 2015
  18. Insights

    Burundi Consultations Following Elections and Attacks

    This afternoon (10 August), at the request of France, Council members will be briefed in consultations on the situation in Burundi by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayè-Brook Zerihoun and Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Ŝimonović. This is the...

    posted on MON 10 AUG 2015
  19. Insights

    Syria: Vote to Establish a Joint Investigative Mechanism into the Use of Chlorine Bombs

    Tomorrow morning (7 August), the Council will vote on a US draft resolution that would establish a UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism to determine responsibility for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The draft resolution was circulated to all Council...

    posted on THU 6 AUG 2015
  20. Insights

    Security Council’s August Programme of Work

    This morning (4 August), Council members adopted their programme of work for August. At press time, only one adoption is planned for the month, with the Council expected to extend the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)...

    posted on TUE 4 AUG 2015