Dates: SEPTEMBER 2016

  1. Insights

    Briefing on Western Sahara

    This afternoon (29 September), Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Hervé Ladsous, will brief Council members on the situation in Western Sahara under “any other businesss”. The briefing was requested by Angola, Uruguay and Venezuela, in order to...

    posted on THU 29 SEP 2016
  2. Insights

    Syria: Briefing on Humanitarian Situation

    On Thursday (29 September), OCHA head Stephen O’Brien will brief the Security Council, via VTC from Geneva, on the most recent report on the humanitarian situation in Syria (S/2016/796). Most Council members anticipate that the briefing and the following consultations...

    posted on WED 28 SEP 2016
  3. Insights

    Protection of Health Care in Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow (28 September), the Security Council will hold a briefing, followed by closed consultations, on the protection of health care in armed conflict. The focus of the discussion will be on the Secretary-General’s recommendations regarding measures to prevent attacks on...

    posted on TUE 27 SEP 2016
  4. Insights

    Fifth Straw Poll to Select the Secretary-General

    On Monday (26 September), Council members will hold the fifth straw poll in the process to select the next Secretary-General. Like the first four straw polls held on 21 July, 5 August, 29 August and 9 September, this ballot will...

    posted on FRI 23 SEP 2016
  5. Insights

    Informal Interactive Discussion with the AU on the ICC

    Tomorrow afternoon, Council members will hold an informal interactive discussion with the AU Open-Ended Committee on the ICC (“the Committee”). The AU delegation will be led by the Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Tedros Ghebreyesus, accompanied by Algeria, Burundi, Kenya, Nigeria, South...

    posted on THU 22 SEP 2016
  6. Insights

    Vote on Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Draft Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (23 September), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution proposed by the US on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The meeting...

    posted on THU 22 SEP 2016
  7. Insights

    Briefing and Resolution on Countering the Terrorist Threat to Civil Aviation

    Tomorrow (22 September), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level meeting on countering the terrorist threat to civil aviation. The meeting is expected to emphasise the need for states to take measures both individually and collectively through the International Civil...

    posted on WED 21 SEP 2016
  8. Insights

    High-Level Meeting on Syria

    Tomorrow (21 September), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will brief the Security Council on Syria at a high-level meeting. New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key, will preside over the meeting with several heads of government in...

    posted on TUE 20 SEP 2016
  9. Insights

    Syria Consultations on Russia-US Agreement

    This afternoon, Council members will meet in consultations on Syria, called for by Russia and the US in order to brief members on their 10 September agreement on steps to be taken to reduce violence, enable humanitarian access, restore the...

    posted on FRI 16 SEP 2016
  10. Insights

    South Sudan Consultations

    Tomorrow (14 September), Security Council members will hold consultations on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous is scheduled to brief on the status of planning for the deployment of a Regional Protection Force...

    posted on TUE 13 SEP 2016
  11. Insights

    Adoption of a Resolution on the UN Mission in Colombia

    On Tuesday (13 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution approving the recommendations in an 18 August report of the Secretary-General on the size, operational aspects and mandate of the UN Mission in Colombia (S/2016/729). The draft...

    posted on FRI 9 SEP 2016
  12. Insights

    Western Sahara Consultations

    This afternoon (9 September), Council members will meet in consultations at the request of the Secretariat to discuss the situation in Western Sahara amidst rising tensions with regard to ceasefire violations. Special Representative and Head of the UN Mission for...

    posted on FRI 9 SEP 2016
  13. Insights

    Fourth Straw Poll to Select the Next Secretary-General

    Tomorrow (9 September), Council members will hold the fourth straw poll in the process to select the next Secretary-General. Like the first three straw polls held on 21 July, 5 and 29 August, this ballot will not differentiate between the...

    posted on THU 8 SEP 2016
  14. Insights

    Consultations on 5 September missile launches by the DPRK

    This morning (6 September), at the request of Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the US, Council members will meet in consultations to discuss the ballistic missile launches conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 5...

    posted on TUE 6 SEP 2016
  15. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Addis Ababa with the Chair of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development and the AU Peace and Security Council

    Early this morning (5 September), Council members flew to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where they concluded their visiting mission to Africa with meetings with Hailemariam Desalegn, chair of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and with the AU Peace and Security...

    posted on MON 5 SEP 2016
  16. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Council Visit to Wau and Meeting with President Kiir

    Today (4 September), the Council delegation had a busy agenda, which began with a 50-minute flight to Wau in Western Bahr el Ghazal state for meetings with UN representatives and visits to protection sites. After returning to Juba in the...

    posted on SUN 4 SEP 2016
  17. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Council Visit to Wau and Meeting with President Kiir

    Today (4 September), the Council delegation had a busy agenda, which began with a 50-minute flight to Wau in Western Bahr el Ghazal state for meetings with UN representatives and visits to protection sites. After returning to Juba in the...

    posted on SUN 4 SEP 2016
  18. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Council Meetings in Juba and a Visit to Protection of Civilians Sites

    Juba– Today (3 September), Council members had a full schedule of activities that included meetings with South Sudanese civil society representatives, government officials, and UNMISS contingent commanders. Members also had the opportunity to visit and hear from internally displaced people...

    posted on SAT 3 SEP 2016
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    Dispatches from the Field: Council Members Arrive in Juba, South Sudan

    The Security Council delegation began its visiting mission to South Sudan late this afternoon with a press briefing at the Juba airport for local and international journalists. Abdun Agau, the Secretary General of the Government of South Sudan, welcomed the...

    posted on FRI 2 SEP 2016
  20. Insights

    Resolution Amending the Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

    On Tuesday (6 September), the Security Council is expected to vote on a resolution amending the Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) regarding the appointment of ad hoc judges. The draft resolution circulated by Uruguay,...

    posted on FRI 2 SEP 2016
  21. Insights

    Council’s September Programme of Work

    New Zealand assumed the presidency of the Security Council today for the month of September. Earlier this afternoon members adopted the programme of work for the month. This was followed by a briefing by Special Representative for Central Africa Abdoulaye...

    posted on THU 1 SEP 2016
  22. Insights

    Security Council Visiting Mission to South Sudan and Addis Ababa

    Security Council members depart today (1 September), for a visiting mission to South Sudan, which will be co-led by the US and Senegal, to engage with government officials and members of civil society. After three days in South Sudan, the...

    posted on THU 1 SEP 2016