Dates: NOVEMBER 2015

  1. Insights

    Burundi Consultations

    On Monday (30 November), Council members are expecting a briefing in consultations by Jamal Benomar, the newly appointed Special Adviser of the Secretary-General, on the situation in Burundi. The briefing comes in accordance with the Council’s recent request in resolution...

    posted on SAT 28 NOV 2015
  2. Insights

    Arria Formula Meeting on Illicit Arms Transfers and Poaching in Africa

    On Monday morning (30 November), Angola and Lithuania will co-host an Arria-formula meeting on the impact of the illicit transfer of small arms and light weapons and poaching in Africa. The meeting will be open to all UN member states...

    posted on WED 25 NOV 2015
  3. Insights

    Briefing and Presidential Statement on the Sahel

    Today (25 November), the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Sahel, Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, will brief the Council on the Secretary-General’s latest report on the implementation of the UN’s Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (S/2015/866). Council members had hoped to adopt...

    posted on WED 25 NOV 2015
  4. Insights

    Council to Adopt Presidential Statement on the Protection of Civilians

    Today (25 November) the Council plans to adopt a presidential statement on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The initial draft was circulated to members last Thursday (19 November) and one round of negotiations was held on the following...

    posted on WED 25 NOV 2015
  5. Insights

    Meeting of the Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations on Regional Partnerships

    On Friday (27 November), the Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations, a subsidiary body of the Security Council currently chaired by Chad, is expected to meet to discuss the importance of partnerships and regional peacekeeping initiatives. Briefings are expected by Edmond...

    posted on TUE 24 NOV 2015
  6. Insights

    Meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

    Tomorrow (24 November), the 1373 Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) is planning to hold a meeting open to the UN membership at large on the issue of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs). The meeting is expected to include presentations by members of a...

    posted on MON 23 NOV 2015
  7. Insights

    Adoption of a Resolution on Counter-Terrorism

    This afternoon (20 November), the Council is expected to put to a vote a draft produced by France condemning several attacks committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in recent months. The text was introduced to a...

    posted on FRI 20 NOV 2015
  8. Insights

    Briefing and Draft Presidential Statement on the Future of UN Peace Operations

    Today (20 November), the Council is expected to receive a briefing by the Secretary General on his peace operations review initiative. He is expected to brief the Council on his report “The future of United Nations peace operations: implementation of...

    posted on FRI 20 NOV 2015
  9. Insights

    Consultations on a draft joint letter for the appointment of the Secretary-General

    Council members will meet today (18 November), under “any other business” to discuss the contents of a draft joint letter which would formally launch the selection process for the next Secretary-General. The letter was circulated to all 15 members on...

    posted on WED 18 NOV 2015
  10. Insights

    Briefing Following Elections in Myanmar

    On Thursday (19 November) during consultations, there will be a briefing by the Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, under “any other business” on the 8 November elections in Myanmar, at the request of the UK. This will be...

    posted on TUE 17 NOV 2015
  11. Insights

    Open Debate on “Security, Development and the Root Causes of Conflict”

    On Tuesday morning (17 November), the Council will hold a ministerial level open debate on “security, development and the root causes of conflict”. UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening will preside over the debate. Briefings are planned...

    posted on MON 16 NOV 2015
  12. Insights

    Briefing on the Central African Republic by UN Peackeeping and Humanitarian Heads

    Tomorrow (16 November), Council members will be briefed in consultations on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien. It seems that...

    posted on SUN 15 NOV 2015
  13. Insights

    Syria: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation

    On Monday (16 November), Justine Greening, UK Secretary of State for International Development, will preside over the regular monthly Security Council meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien, Special Representative for Children and Armed...

    posted on FRI 13 NOV 2015
  14. Insights

    Council to Adopt Resolution on Burundi Today

    Today (12 November), the Council is planning to adopt a resolution on the situation in Burundi. France circulated the draft resolution following the urgent briefing and consultations on Burundi on 9 November. Experts met to negotiate the draft on 10...

    posted on THU 12 NOV 2015
  15. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria

    Tomorrow afternoon (12 November), Security Council members are set to meet with the Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on Syria in a closed Arria-formula session. This will be the sixth Arria-formula meeting with the Commission of Inquiry. In relation...

    posted on WED 11 NOV 2015
  16. Insights

    Briefing on the challenges of policing within a protection of civilians mandate

    On Friday (13 November), the Council will be briefed on the challenges of policing within a protection of civilians mandate. Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous is expected to brief. Other briefers will include: Pascal Champion, Police Commissioner of...

    posted on TUE 10 NOV 2015
  17. Insights

    Special Envoy for Syria to Brief Ahead of Vienna Talks

    Tomorrow afternoon (10 November), Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will brief Council members in consultations under “any other business” on the prospects for progress on a political solution to the Syrian crisis. His briefing comes ahead of the next round...

    posted on MON 9 NOV 2015
  18. Insights

    Somalia: Piracy Resolution

    Tomorrow (10 November), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing for one year Somalia counter-piracy measures initially authorised by the Council in 2008 and most recently renewed via resolution 2184 in November last year. A text was first...

    posted on MON 9 NOV 2015
  19. Insights

    Bosnia and Herzegovina: Re-authorisation of EUFOR ALTHEA and Debate

    Tomorrow morning (10 November), the Council will hold its semi-annual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), one month before the 20th anniversary of the signing of the General Framework Agreement for Peace (14 December 1995), which ended BiH’s 1992-1995 war....

    posted on MON 9 NOV 2015
  20. Insights

    Council to Hold Urgent Meeting on Burundi

    This afternoon (9 November), the Council is expected to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the situation in Burundi. The meeting was called for by France, the penholder on Burundi, in light of the rapidly deteriorating security environment, which...

    posted on MON 9 NOV 2015
  21. Insights

    Ministerial Level Briefing and Resolution on UN Support Office in Somalia

    On Monday (9 November), there will be a ministerial level briefing on Somalia and an adoption of a resolution regarding the successor to the UN Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA). The briefing will be presided over by UK Secretary of...

    posted on SAT 7 NOV 2015
  22. Insights

    Finnish Workshop for Incoming Members of the Security Council

    The 13th annual workshop for incoming members of the Security Council will be held on 5-6 November, commencing tomorrow evening (5 November), in Long Island, New York. The workshop is convened by the government of Finland in cooperation with the...

    posted on WED 4 NOV 2015
  23. Insights

    Consultations on UN Mission in South Sudan

    This afternoon (4 November), Council members expect to hold consultations on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The meeting was requested by the US, the penholder on South Sudan, and it will focus on security developments since early September....

    posted on WED 4 NOV 2015
  24. Insights

    Security Council’s November Programme of Work

    Council members agreed on their provisional programme of work this afternoon. The UK, as president of the Security Council in November, has chosen to focus on conflict prevention, peace operations and Somalia. On conflict prevention there will be an open...

    posted on MON 2 NOV 2015