Dates: NOVEMBER 2016

  1. Insights

    Vote Delayed on South Sudan Arms Embargo and Targeted Sanctions

    A Security Council vote on a draft resolution that would impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and targeted sanctions (assets freezes and travel bans) on three key government and opposition figures— Paul Malong, Chief of Staff of the Sudan...

    posted on WED 30 NOV 2016
  2. Insights

    Syria: Briefing on Aleppo and a Draft Resolution in Blue

    At the request of France and the UK, the Council will be briefed by Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, OCHA head Stephen O’Brien and a representative from UNICEF on the situation in Aleppo tomorrow (30 November) morning. This meeting comes...

    posted on TUE 29 NOV 2016
  3. Insights

    Vote on New DPRK Sanctions Resolution and Briefing on DPRK Sanctions Committee

    Tomorrow morning (30 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution condemning the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 9 September, reiterating that the DPRK shall abandon all activities previously banned by...

    posted on TUE 29 NOV 2016
  4. Insights

    Open Arria-formula Meeting on Cybersecurity

    On Monday (28 November), Spain and Senegal are organising an open Arria-formula meeting on cybersecurity and international peace and security. The meeting will be chaired by Félix Sanz, Chairperson of Spain’s National Cybersecurity Council, and Ambassador Fodé Seck (Senegal). The...

    posted on WED 23 NOV 2016
  5. Insights

    Open Debate on Water, Peace and Security

    Tomorrow morning (22 November), the Security Council will hold an open debate on water, peace and security with briefings by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace; Vice-President of the International Committee...

    posted on MON 21 NOV 2016
  6. Insights

    Open Arria-Formula Meeting on Counter-Terrorism

    This afternoon (21 November), Ukraine is organising an open Arria-formula meeting on the protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks. The meeting will be chaired by Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukraine) and there will be three panelists: Sergiy Semochko, Head of...

    posted on MON 21 NOV 2016
  7. Insights

    Debate and Resolution on Strengthening the UN-AU Partnership

    Tomorrow (18 November), the Security Council is expected to hold a debate on “Strengthening the UN-AU partnership in peace and security”. The Council will receive briefings by El-Ghassim Wane, Assistant Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations; Smaïl Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace...

    posted on THU 17 NOV 2016
  8. Insights

    Syria: Renewal of the UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism

    This afternoon (17 November), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution to renew the mandate of the UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), the body mandated to determine responsibility for the use of chemical weapons in Syria,...

    posted on THU 17 NOV 2016
  9. Insights

    Briefing on Cooperation between the UN and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

    On Thursday (17 November), the Security Council will have a briefing on cooperation between the UN and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), focused on enhancing the existing strategic partnership in the area of countering extremist ideology. Mankeur Ndiaye, Senegal’s...

    posted on WED 16 NOV 2016
  10. Insights

    South Sudan Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (17 November), the Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and on the South Sudan Sanctions Committee. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South...

    posted on WED 16 NOV 2016
  11. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Luanda

    On Monday 14 November, the Council concluded its DRC-focused trip to Africa with a day of meetings in Luanda, Angola. The Council included Luanda as part of its itinerary in order to hold talks with José Eduardo dos Santos, President...

    posted on TUE 15 NOV 2016
  12. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Council Meetings in Beni

    The Security Council visiting mission to Africa travelled today from Kinshasa to Beni, a town and area in the North Kivu Province that in the past two years has experienced the highest levels of violence in the country against civilians,...

    posted on MON 14 NOV 2016
  13. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Council Meetings in Kinshasa

    Having arrived on Friday evening in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Council members embarked on a busy schedule of meetings in Kinshasa. On the night of their arrival, members had a two-hour briefing and discussion with...

    posted on SUN 13 NOV 2016
  14. Insights

    Security Council Visiting Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola

    On Friday (11 November), Council members will begin their visiting mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Angola. This will be the Council’s thirteenth visit to the DRC and its fourth to Angola; the most recent Council...

    posted on THU 10 NOV 2016
  15. Insights

    Vote on Draft Resolution on Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions

    Tomorrow (10 November), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions. It is not clear if every issue has been addressed to the satisfaction of all Council members; as a result, it is possible that...

    posted on WED 9 NOV 2016
  16. Insights

    Briefing on the role of policing in UN peace operations

    Tomorrow (10 November), the Council will hold its annual briefing with the heads of police components on the role of policing in UN peace operations. Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous is expected to brief on the current challenges...

    posted on WED 9 NOV 2016
  17. Insights

    Council to Reauthorise Somalia Anti-Piracy Measures

    Tomorrow afternoon (9 November), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution reauthorising Somalia anti-piracy measures, which expire the following day. As penholder, the US drafted the resolution, which renews the measures with no major changes. Following one round of...

    posted on TUE 8 NOV 2016
  18. Insights

    Bosnia and Herzegovina debate and re-authorisation of EUFOR ALTHEA

    Tomorrow morning (8 November), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the authorisation of the EU-led multinational stabilisation force (EUFOR ALTHEA) for an additional year in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). It will also hold its semi-annual debate on...

    posted on MON 7 NOV 2016
  19. Insights

    Open Debate on Peace Operations

    On Monday (7 November), the Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on “Peace operations—facing asymmetric threats”. UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, Secretary-General of the International Organization of La Francophonie Michaëlle Jean, Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate...

    posted on FRI 4 NOV 2016
  20. Insights

    Finnish Workshop for Incoming Members of the UN Security Council

    The 14th annual workshop for incoming members of the UN Security Council will be held on 3-4 November, commencing this evening (3 November) in Long Island, New York. The workshop is convened by the government of Finland in cooperation with...

    posted on THU 3 NOV 2016
  21. Insights

    Security Council Consultations: Abyei and South Sudan

    Tomorrow morning (3 November), the Security Council is scheduled to hold consultations on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and on South Sudan. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous is expected to brief on both issues. UNISFA The...

    posted on WED 2 NOV 2016
  22. Insights

    Security Council’s November Programme of Work

    Senegal holds the Council presidency in November. Earlier today (1 November), members adopted the programme of work for the month. The month has got off to a busy start for the Council. The Council adopted a presidential statement today welcoming...

    posted on TUE 1 NOV 2016