Dates: AUGUST 2016

  1. Insights

    Yemen: Briefing on Efforts to Revive the Peace Process

    Tomorrow (31 August), the Security Council will receive a briefing from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. This will be followed by consultations. The Special Envoy is expected to provide an update on recent efforts to...

    posted on TUE 30 AUG 2016
  2. Insights

    Guinea-Bissau Briefing and Consultations

    On Tuesday (30 August), the Security Council will have a briefing followed by consultations on Guinea-Bissau. Briefings are expected from Modibo Touré, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), and...

    posted on MON 29 AUG 2016
  3. Insights

    Third Straw Poll to Select the Next Secretary-General

    On Monday (29th August), Council members will hold their third straw poll in the process to select the next Secretary-General.  Like the first two straw polls held on 21 July and 5 August, this ballot will be undifferentiated as between...

    posted on FRI 26 AUG 2016
  4. Insights

    Consultations on Western Sahara

    Tomorrow morning (26 August), Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations El-Ghassim Wane will brief Council members in consultations on the situation in Western Sahara. The briefing was requested by Venezuela in light of allegations by the Polisario that Morocco has traversed...

    posted on THU 25 AUG 2016
  5. Insights

    Consultations on the UN Mission in Colombia

    Tomorrow morning (26 August), Security Council members will be briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in Colombia, Jean Arnault. The meeting comes after yesterday’s announcement that the Colombian Government and the Fuerzas...

    posted on THU 25 AUG 2016
  6. Insights

    Syria: Briefing on Humanitarian Situation

    On Monday (22 August), OCHA head Stephen O’Brien will brief the Security Council on the most recent report on the humanitarian situation in Syria (S/2016/714). Most Council members anticipate that the briefing and the following consultations will focus on Aleppo...

    posted on FRI 19 AUG 2016
  7. Insights

    Adoption of Somalia Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (19 August), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement following the recent meeting of Somalia’s National Leadership Forum (NLF) on the implementation of the 2016 National Electoral Process. An initial draft was circulated by the UK, the...

    posted on THU 18 AUG 2016
  8. Insights

    Vote on Resolution Strengthening UN Mission in South Sudan Mandate

    Today (12 August), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution extending until 15 December the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) which had been rolled over until 12 August on 29 July through resolution...

    posted on FRI 12 AUG 2016
  9. Insights

    Syria: Meetings Focused on Aleppo

    On Monday (8 August), France, New Zealand, the US, the UK and Ukraine have organised an open Arria-formula meeting on the siege of Aleppo. This public meeting will be followed the next day by private consultations on the political and...

    posted on FRI 5 AUG 2016
  10. Insights

    Meeting on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Ballistic Missile Launch

    This afternoon (3 August), at the request of Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the US, the Security Council will be briefed in consultations by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun on the firing of two ballistic missiles...

    posted on WED 3 AUG 2016
  11. Insights

    Yemen: Consultations on the Limited Progress of Peace Talks

    Tomorrow (3 August), the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed, will brief Security Council members in consultations, together with Kyung-wha Kang, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. Even though a briefing on Yemen has been scheduled...

    posted on TUE 2 AUG 2016
  12. Insights

    August Programme of Work

    This afternoon (1 August), the Security Council adopted its provisional programme of work during Malaysia’s presidency in August. There will be two open debates. Tomorrow, Malaysia, which is also the chair of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict,...

    posted on MON 1 AUG 2016