Dates: SEPTEMBER 2015

  1. Insights

    Open Debate on the Root Causes of Terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa

    Tomorrow (30 September), the Security Council is expected to hold an open debate on the settlement of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa and countering the terrorist threat in the region. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is expected...

    posted on TUE 29 SEP 2015
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    Joint Meeting of the Yemen 2140 Sanctions Committee and the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 September), the Yemen 2140 Sanctions Committee and the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict will hold joint informal consultations on the conflict in Yemen. Ambassadors Raimonda Murmokaite (Lithuania), the chair of the 2140 Sanctions Committee, and...

    posted on THU 17 SEP 2015
  3. Insights

    Briefing on Burkina Faso Coup

    This afternoon Council members will discuss the unfolding developments in Burkina Faso under “any other business” following consultations on the UN Disengagement Observer Force. At press time, Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman was expected to brief Council members,...

    posted on THU 17 SEP 2015
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    South Sudan Sanctions Committee: Proposal for New Designations Put on Hold

    In an effort to exert leverage on the parties in South Sudan to honour the peace agreement they signed in late August, amid ongoing violations of the ceasefire agreement outlined in the accord, the US last week proposed two additional...

    posted on WED 16 SEP 2015
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    Debate on UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

    On Thursday (17 September), the Council will hold its quarterly debate on UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNAMA Nicholas Haysom and Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime...

    posted on WED 16 SEP 2015
  6. Insights

    Resolution Renewing Mandate of UN Mission in Liberia

    On Thursday (17 September), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). The penholder, the US, first circulated a draft text on Thursday, 10 September, following a briefing on UNMIL...

    posted on TUE 15 SEP 2015
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    Briefing by the Chair of the 1737 Iran Sanction Committee

    Tomorrow afternoon (15 September), the chair of the 1737 Iran Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Román Oyarzun (Spain), is due to provide his quarterly briefing to the Council on the Committee’s work. It will be the first such briefing since Iran, the...

    posted on MON 14 SEP 2015
  8. Insights

    Resolution Renewing UNSMIL’s Mandate

    This afternoon (10 September), the Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the current mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 March 2016. The UK, the penholder on Libya, circulated the draft to Council members...

    posted on THU 10 SEP 2015
  9. Insights

    Consultations on Yemen with UN Special Envoy Ould Cheikh Ahmed

    Tomorrow afternoon (10 September), the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, will brief Council members in consultations via video-teleconference from Riyadh. Yesterday the UK asked for a briefing on Yemen under Any Other Business following consultations on...

    posted on WED 9 SEP 2015
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    Syria Chemical Weapons Briefing

    Tomorrow morning (9 September), Acting UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Kim Won-soo will brief Security Council members on the monthly report (S/2015/668) on the implementation of resolution 2118, which required the verification and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons. Kim...

    posted on TUE 8 SEP 2015
  11. Insights

    Counter-terrorism Committee: Open Briefing on the Role of Women in Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism

    On Tuesday afternoon (9 September), the 1373 Counter-Terrorism Committee will hold an open briefing for member states on the role of women in countering terrorism and violent extremism. Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaité (Lithuania), who chairs the 1373 Committee, will preside. Assistant...

    posted on SUN 6 SEP 2015
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    South Sudan: Briefing on Developments since Peace Agreement

    Tomorrow (4 September), Council members expect to receive a briefing in consultations via video teleconference from Juba on the situation in South Sudan from Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Ellen Margrethe...

    posted on THU 3 SEP 2015
  13. Insights

    Council’s September Programme of Work

    This morning (2 September), Council members adopted their provisional programme of work for September. Members were then briefed under “any other business” (AOB) by Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag on the political situation there. The Council’s programme of work...

    posted on WED 2 SEP 2015