Dates: JUNE 2016

  1. Insights

    Security Council Elections: Italy and the Netherlands Agree to a Split Term

    Yesterday, the General Assembly elected Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden to serve as non-permanent members of the Security Council for 2017-2018. Italy and the Netherlands were contesting the fifth seat but after five inconclusive rounds of balloting, with the fifth...

    posted on WED 29 JUN 2016
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    AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (29 June), the Security Council is scheduled to renew the mandate of the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) for an additional year. The initial draft was circulated to Council members by the UK, the penholder on Darfur, on...

    posted on TUE 28 JUN 2016
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    Renewal of UN Mission in Mali’s Mandate

    Tomorrow (29 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for one year. The first draft was circulated by France, the penholder on Mali, on...

    posted on TUE 28 JUN 2016
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    Meeting on the Potential for Complementarity between UN Counter-Terrorism Bodies and Peacekeeping Operations

    Tomorrow (24 June), the Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations will hold a meeting on the potential for complementarity between counter-terrorism bodies and peacekeeping operations. Renata Dwan, chief of the Policy and Best Practices Service of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations...

    posted on THU 23 JUN 2016
  5. Insights

    Briefing on the Situation on the Syrian/Turkish Border

    Tomorrow morning (23 June), at Russia’s request, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča will brief Security Council members under “any other business” on the Syria/Turkey border situation. Jenča’s briefing will follow the Council’s regular monthly briefing and consultations from...

    posted on WED 22 JUN 2016
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    Renewal of Democratic Republic of the Congo Sanctions

    Tomorrow (23 June), the Security Council is set to renew the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime until 1 July 2017 and the mandate of the Group of Experts assisting the DRC Sanctions Committee until 1 August 2017....

    posted on WED 22 JUN 2016
  7. Insights

    Peacebuilding: Council Briefing on PBC Annual Report and Informal Interactive Dialogue

    Tomorrow (22 June), the Security Council will receive briefings from Ambassadors Macharia Kamau (Kenya) and Olof Skoog (Sweden), the current and former chairs of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), on the annual report of the PBC (A/70/714; S/2016/115). The Council will...

    posted on TUE 21 JUN 2016
  8. Insights

    South Sudan Consultations: Protection of Civilians Sites

    Tomorrow (22 June), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare, and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien are expected to brief Council members in consultations on South Sudan. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head...

    posted on TUE 21 JUN 2016
  9. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Yemen

    On Tuesday (21 June), the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed, will brief the Security Council via video-teleconference. The briefing will be followed by consultations. Members will be receiving an update on peace talks in...

    posted on MON 20 JUN 2016
  10. Insights

    Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Open Consultations on the Comprehensive Review of Resolution 1540

    Next week, from Monday (20 June) through Wednesday (22 June), the Security Council’s 1540 Committee will be hosting consultations on the comprehensive review of resolution 1540 with all UN member states, as well as invited international, regional and sub-regional organisations...

    posted on THU 16 JUN 2016
  11. Insights

    Meeting on Western Sahara

    Tomorrow afternoon (16 June), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous will brief Council members under ‘any other business’ on the situation in Western Sahara. Venezuela requested the briefing in order to hear about the situation on the ground and ongoing...

    posted on WED 15 JUN 2016
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    Syria: Briefing on Access to Besieged Areas

    Tomorrow (16 June), a representative of OCHA, most likely Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang, will brief Security Council members under “any other business” on the humanitarian situation in Syria, following the regular monthly consultations on the chemical weapons...

    posted on WED 15 JUN 2016
  13. Insights

    Adoption of a Presidential Statement on Women, Peace and Security

    This morning (15 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on women, peace and security which follows up the 28 March open debate on the role of women in conflict prevention and resolution in Africa, an...

    posted on WED 15 JUN 2016
  14. Insights

    Vote on a Resolution on Maritime Interdiction to Implement the Arms Embargo on Libya

    This afternoon (14 June), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution aimed at ensuring implementation of the arms embargo on Libya. In May, European Security Council members started discussing this product, which was drafted by the UK....

    posted on TUE 14 JUN 2016
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    Briefing and Consultations on Guinea-Bissau

    Tomorrow (14 June), the Council will receive a briefing via video-teleconference from Modibo Touré, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS). The AU Special Representative to Guinea-Bissau, Ovidio Pequeno, may also brief...

    posted on MON 13 JUN 2016
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    Briefing and Consultations on AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur

    Tomorrow (14 June), the Security Council will receive a briefing by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), followed by consultations. Ladsous will present the special report of the UN Secretary-General and the...

    posted on MON 13 JUN 2016
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    Resolution Renewing UNSMIL’s Mandate

    On Monday (13 June), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 December. The draft passed through silence procedure yesterday (9 June) and is now in...

    posted on FRI 10 JUN 2016
  18. Insights

    Ministerial-level Debate on the Protection of Civilians in the Context of Peacekeeping Operations

    Tomorrow (10 June), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on the protection of civilians in the context of peacekeeping operations. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic are expected to address...

    posted on THU 9 JUN 2016
  19. Insights

    Syria: Briefing on Access to Besieged Areas

    Tomorrow morning (3 June) Security Council members will be briefed in consultations on humanitarian access to besieged areas in Syria by OCHA head Stephen O’Brien. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will also brief via video-teleconference. Tomorrow’s briefing comes...

    posted on THU 2 JUN 2016
  20. Insights

    Security Council June Programme of Work

    June will be a busy month in the Security Council under the French presidency. Two open debates and six adoptions are currently scheduled. The two open debates are on sexual violence in conflict and on the protection of civilians in...

    posted on WED 1 JUN 2016