Dates: APRIL 2016

  1. Insights

    Western Sahara: Mission Mandate Extended for 12 Months

    This morning, the Council adopted a resolution on the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), with ten votes in favour, two against(Uruguay and Venezuela), and three abstentions (Angola, New Zealand and Russia). Twice before...

    posted on FRI 29 APR 2016
  2. Insights

    Meeting on the Use of Technology in Peacekeeping Operations

    Tomorrow (28 April), the Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations will hold a meeting on the use of technology in peacekeeping operations. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare are expected to brief, along with...

    posted on WED 27 APR 2016
  3. Insights

    Côte d’Ivoire : Adoption of Resolutions on Sanctions and the UN Mission

    Tomorrow morning (28 April), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt two resolutions on Côte d’Ivoire: one on the 1572 Sanctions Committee, and the other on the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). As a prelude to the adoptions, Council...

    posted on WED 27 APR 2016
  4. Insights

    Briefing on the Political Situation in Ukraine

    Tomorrow morning (28 April), the Security Council will hold a meeting on the situation in Ukraine. Briefings are expected by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and Chief Monitor of the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) Ertugrul...

    posted on WED 27 APR 2016
  5. Insights

    Burundi:Briefing on Options for Police Deployment

    Tomorrow (27 April), Council members will be briefed under “any other business” by Under-Secretary-General for Peackeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and Special Advisor for conflict prevention Jamal Benomar on the recent options sent to the Council by the Secretary-General for the...

    posted on TUE 26 APR 2016
  6. Insights

    Resolution on the Review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture

    Tomorrow morning (27 April), the Security Council and the General Assembly will concurrently adopt a resolution on the review of the UN peacebuilding architecture. The two sessions are occurring simultaneously and statements are expected to be delivered in the General...

    posted on TUE 26 APR 2016
  7. Insights

    Special Envoy to Brief on Intra-Syrian Talks

    Tomorrow afternoon (27 April), Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will brief Council members under “any other business”, via video-teleconference from Geneva, at the close of the second round of intra-Syrian proximity talks. The US requested the briefing to get de...

    posted on TUE 26 APR 2016
  8. Insights

    Western Sahara: Arria-formula Meeting, Consultations and MINURSO Adoption

    This afternoon, Council members Angola and Venezuela will be convening an Arria-formula meeting on Western Sahara. The situation in Western Sahara has garnered increased attention recently, following a dispute between the Secretary-General and Morocco that culminated in Morocco’s demanding the...

    posted on TUE 26 APR 2016
  9. Insights

    South Sudan Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (26 April), the Council is scheduled to be briefed on South Sudan by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous, and Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel Miguel de Serpa Soares. Ladsous is expected to cover...

    posted on MON 25 APR 2016
  10. Insights

    Technical Rollover of UN Mission in the Central African Republic

    Tomorrow (26 April), the Security Council will extend the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 31 July. The draft resolution also calls for a strategic review to be conducted by MINUSCA,...

    posted on MON 25 APR 2016
  11. Insights

    Security Council Presidential Statement on Yemen

    The Security Council appears ready to adopt a presidential statement this afternoon in support of the Yemen peace talks that began today in Kuwait. The UK circulated a draft on 14 April, ahead of the Council’s 15 April briefing and...

    posted on MON 25 APR 2016
  12. Insights

    Open Debate and Presidential Statement on Gulf of Guinea Piracy

    On Monday (25 April), the Security Council will have an open debate on piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun is expected to brief. The Council will adopt a presidential statement at the meeting....

    posted on FRI 22 APR 2016
  13. Insights

    Arria-formula Meeting on Water, Peace and Security

    Tomorrow afternoon (22 April), Senegalese President Macky Sall will chair an Arria-formula meeting on water, peace and security. Members are expected to discuss the interlinkages between water, peace and security; best practices in water cooperation; and cooperation between UN and...

    posted on THU 21 APR 2016
  14. Insights

    Somalia: Briefing on Recent Developments

    Tomorrow (19 April), the Security Council will hold a briefing on Somalia at the request of the UK, taking advantage of Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud’s presence in New York for events in the General Assembly. Special Representative of the...

    posted on MON 18 APR 2016
  15. Insights

    Middle East Open Debate and Briefing by Secretary-General

    On Monday (18 April), the Security Council will hold its regular quarterly open debate on the Middle East. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to brief the Council on prospects for a political solution to the conflict, and may elaborate on...

    posted on FRI 15 APR 2016
  16. Insights

    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations Ahead of PeaceTalks

    Tomorrow afternoon (15 April), the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed, and Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang will brief the Council, followed by consultations. The meeting comes ahead of a new round of peace talks...

    posted on THU 14 APR 2016
  17. Insights

    Open Debate and Joint Briefing on Counter-Terrorism

    Tomorrow (14 April), the Security Council will hold an open debate on efforts to strengthen international counter-terrorism cooperation and coordination. The Secretary-General is expected to brief. At the same time, there will be a joint open briefing organised by the...

    posted on WED 13 APR 2016
  18. Insights

    Meetings on UNOCI and the 1572 Côte d’Ivoire Sanctions Committee

    This afternoon, the Security Council will hold briefings followed by consultations on both the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) and the 1572 Côte d’Ivoire Sanctions Committee. Briefings are expected from Hervé Ladsous, the Head of the Department of Peacekeeping...

    posted on TUE 12 APR 2016
  19. Insights

    Special Envoy to Brief on Intra-Syrian Talks

    Tomorrow (12 April), Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will brief Council members in consultations, via video-teleconference, ahead of the resumption of the intra-Syrian proximity talks on 13 April in Geneva. The first round of talks ended on 24 March. As...

    posted on MON 11 APR 2016
  20. Insights

    Council to Adopt Technical Rollover Sanctions Resolution and Presidential Statement on South Sudan

    Today (7 April) the Council is scheduled to adopt a technical rollover resolution renewing the mandate of the South Sudan sanctions regime for an additional seven weeks until 1 June. A presidential statement is expected to be adopted in conjunction...

    posted on THU 7 APR 2016
  21. Insights

    Consultations on the Establishment of a Government of National Accord in Tripoli, Libya

    Tomorrow (7 April), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler will brief Council members in consultations by video teleconference on the recent developments regarding the establishment of a Government of...

    posted on WED 6 APR 2016
  22. Insights

    Adoption of a Resolution on Burundi

    Today (1 April), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution on enhancing the UN presence in Burundi. The draft resolution initially circulated by France on 29 March comes after an attempt in late February to adopt a presidential...

    posted on FRI 1 APR 2016
  23. Insights

    The Security Council’s April Programme of Work

    China assumes the Security Council presidency today for the month of April and plans to organise two open debates. The Secretary-General will brief at the open debate on terrorism’s threat to international peace and security. The second open debate will...

    posted on FRI 1 APR 2016