Dates: JULY 2016

  1. Insights

    Vote on a Resolution Authorising Deployment of UN Police Officers to Burundi

    Tomorrow (29 July), the Security Council is expected to vote on a resolution establishing a police component of 228 officers in Burundi for an initial period of one year to monitor the security situation, and to support the Office of...

    posted on THU 28 JUL 2016
  2. Insights

    Technical Rollover Resolution of the Mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan

    Tomorrow (Friday, 29 July), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution constituting a technical rollover until 8 August of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) which expires on 31 July. Following a period of...

    posted on THU 28 JUL 2016
  3. Insights

    High-level Open Debate on Peacebuilding in Africa and Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (28 July), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on peacebuilding in Africa with a focus on institution-building. The session will be chaired by Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon, Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed of...

    posted on WED 27 JUL 2016
  4. Insights

    Open Debate on Peacebuilding in Africa and Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (28 July), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on peacebuilding in Africa with a focus on institution-building. The session will be chaired by Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon, Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed of...

    posted on WED 27 JUL 2016
  5. Insights

    Meeting on the Policy Framework on Intelligence in UN Peacekeeping Operations

    Tomorrow (27 July), the Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations, under the chairmanship of Ambassador Fodé Seck (Senegal), will hold a meeting on the policy framework for intelligence in UN peacekeeping operations. Renata Dwan, chief of the Policy and Best Practices...

    posted on TUE 26 JUL 2016
  6. Insights

    Political and Humanitarian Briefing on the Lake Chad basin

    Tomorrow (27 July), Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and OCHA Head Stephen O’Brien are expected to brief the Security Council on the humanitarian, protection and security situation in the Lake Chad basin. The UK requested the session on...

    posted on TUE 26 JUL 2016
  7. Insights

    Mandate Renewal of the UN Mission in the Central African Republic

    Tomorrow afternoon(26 July), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) at its current troop ceiling. MINUSCA’s mandate was originally due to...

    posted on MON 25 JUL 2016
  8. Insights

    Western Sahara Consultations and Update on Return of Civilian Staff to the Mission

    Tomorrow (26 July), the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Kim Bolduc, will brief Security Council members in consultations, as requested by resolution 2285 of 29 April. The...

    posted on MON 25 JUL 2016
  9. Insights

    Resolution on Chemical Weapons in Libya and Consultations on the Political Process and Counter-Terrorism Efforts

    Tomorrow (22 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution authorising the transfer of chemical weapons outside of Libya in order to destroy them. Following the adoption, Council members are expected to meet in consultations to discuss developments...

    posted on THU 21 JUL 2016
  10. Insights

    Security Council to Conduct First Straw Poll

    Tomorrow morning (21 July), Security Council members will take the first step in testing the viability of the twelve nominated candidates for the post of Secretary-General when they participate in the first straw poll in the selection. The straw poll...

    posted on WED 20 JUL 2016
  11. Insights

    Working Methods Debate

    Tomorrow (19 July), the Japanese Presidency will hold an open debate on the working methods of the Security Council. The debate is taking place on the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Note by the President of the Security...

    posted on MON 18 JUL 2016
  12. Insights

    Briefing on Implementation of Iran Nuclear Agreement

    On Monday (18 July), the Council will have a briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231, adopted on 20 July 2015, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman...

    posted on FRI 15 JUL 2016
  13. Insights

    Iraq Briefing ahead of UNAMI Mandate Renewal

    On Friday (15 July), Special Representative Ján Kubiš will brief the Security Council on the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) ahead of the mission’s mandate renewal later this month. When Kubiš last briefed the Council...

    posted on THU 14 JUL 2016
  14. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on South Sudan

    Tomorrow morning (13 July), the Council will receive a public briefing on South Sudan from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous, which will be followed by consultations. In addition to Ladsous, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UN...

    posted on TUE 12 JUL 2016
  15. Insights

    Negotiations on a Yemen Presidential Statement

    A draft presidential statement on Yemen, which members have been negotiating since last week following the adjournment of UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait, is under silence until 1 pm. The UK circulated a draft on Tuesday (5 July), placing it...

    posted on TUE 12 JUL 2016
  16. Insights

    Middle East Debate and Draft Presidential Statement on Quartet Report

    Tomorrow (12 July), the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East. The 1 July report of the Quartet, comprised of the UN, Russia, US and EU, is expected to feature prominently in the discussion. Council...

    posted on MON 11 JUL 2016
  17. Insights

    Urgent South Sudan Consultations

    Security Council members are set to meet today at 4:30 pm for urgent consultations on the situation in South Sudan. The meeting was requested by the US, the penholder on South Sudan, in light of the violence in Juba in...

    posted on SUN 10 JUL 2016
  18. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on West Africa and the Sahel

    On Monday (11 July), the Security Council will receive a briefing from Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS). This will be the first Council briefing on...

    posted on FRI 8 JUL 2016
  19. Insights

    Reauthorisation of the AU-UN Mission in Somalia

    Tomorrow (7 July), the Security Council will adopt a resolution reauthorising the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2017. Resolution 2289, adopted on 7 May, authorised a short technical rollover of AMISOM until 8 July in order to...

    posted on WED 6 JUL 2016
  20. Insights

    Security Council’s July Programme of Work

    In July, the Security Council will begin its consideration of candidates for the post of UN Secretary-General, having scheduled the first straw polls to gauge the viability of candidates for 21 July. There will also be informal meetings with at...

    posted on FRI 1 JUL 2016