Dates: DECEMBER 2016

  1. Insights

    Syria: Possible Vote on a Ceasefire Draft Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (31 December), Council members are expected to meet in consultations for the second time on a Russian draft resolution that endorses the ceasefire in Syria agreed between Russia and Turkey, after which a vote may be taken.The ceasefire...

    posted on FRI 30 DEC 2016
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    Vote on Resolution on Israeli Settlements

    This afternoon, the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution that condemns Israeli settlements. The text, drafted by Palestine, was put in blue by Egypt on Wednesday (21 December) evening with a vote scheduled for Thursday afternoon....

    posted on FRI 23 DEC 2016
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    Liberia: Vote on the Future of the UN Mission

    Tomorrow morning (23 December), the Security Council will vote on a draft resolution which will determine the future of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). The draft was put in blue this afternoon (22 December) after a week of difficult...

    posted on THU 22 DEC 2016
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    Vote on South Sudan Arms Embargo and Targeted Sanctions

    Tomorrow (23 December), the Security Council expects to vote on a draft resolution to 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...

    posted on THU 22 DEC 2016
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    Open Debate and Resolution on Human Trafficking

    Tomorrow (20 December), the Security Council will convene for a ministerial-level open debate on trafficking in persons in conflict situations, organised by Spain. The meeting will be chaired by Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy Brey. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Executive Director...

    posted on MON 19 DEC 2016
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    Briefing on The Gambia

    Tomorrow morning (19 December), Council members are expected to receive a briefing in consultations on The Gambia from the Department of Political Affairs. This will be Council members’ third meeting on The Gambia since President Yahya Jammeh announced on 9...

    posted on SUN 18 DEC 2016
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    Syria: Vote on an Aleppo Draft Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (18 December), the Security Council will hold consultations to discuss the situation in Syria and is expected to vote on a draft resolution circulated by France on Friday. The draft demands that all parties provide the UN with...

    posted on SAT 17 DEC 2016
  8. Insights

    Middle East Meeting and Draft Resolutions

    Tomorrow (16 December), the Security Council will meet for its monthly briefing and consultations on the situation in the Middle East, with a focus on Israel/Palestine. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will brief in the chamber, and Special Coordinator Nikolay Mladenov will...

    posted on THU 15 DEC 2016
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    Renewal of Mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan*

    Today (15 December), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for an additional year. After discussions among the permanent members of the Council, the draft...

    posted on THU 15 DEC 2016
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    Open Debate and Adoption of Resolution on the 1540 Comprehensive Review

    Tomorrow morning (15 December), the Security Council will hold an open debate titled “Preventing Catastrophe: A Global Agenda for Stopping the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction to Non-State Actors”. It will mark the conclusion of the second comprehensive review...

    posted on WED 14 DEC 2016
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    Vote on a Resolution Renewing UNSMIL’s Mandate

    Tomorrow (13 December), Council members will vote on a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 September 2017. The draft was circulated by the penholder, the UK, last Wednesday and all 15 Council...

    posted on MON 12 DEC 2016
  12. Insights

    Briefing on The Gambia in Consultations

    This morning, Council members will be briefed on developments in The Gambia by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman in consultations. On Saturday (10 December), Council members issued a press statement that condemned President Yahya Jammeh’s announcement on Friday (9...

    posted on MON 12 DEC 2016
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    Briefing and Resolution on International Judicial Cooperation on Counter-Terrorism

    Tomorrow (12 December), Council members will hold a high-level briefing on international judicial cooperation on counter-terrorism. Justice ministers or attorneys-general of Council members have been invited to participate in the meeting, which will be chaired by Spanish Justice Minister Rafael...

    posted on SUN 11 DEC 2016
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    Briefing on the Human Rights Situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    Tomorrow morning (9 December), the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), with briefings by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Andrew...

    posted on THU 8 DEC 2016
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Meeting and Adoption of a Presidential Statement

    Briefing and Consultations This afternoon, the Council will be briefed by Assistant-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Maman Sambo Sidikou, followed by consultations. Assistant-Secretary-General for...

    posted on MON 5 DEC 2016
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    Syria: Vote on Aleppo Draft Resolution

    Tomorrow (5 December) afternoon, the Security Council will vote on a resolution drafted by Egypt, New Zealand and Spain—the penholders on the Syria humanitarian situation—that decides that all parties shall end all attacks in Aleppo for an initial period of...

    posted on SUN 4 DEC 2016
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    Arria-formula meeting on Women, Peace and Security

    On Monday (5 December), Uruguay is organising an Arria-formula meeting on “Synergies between Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)”. The meeting will be open...

    posted on SAT 3 DEC 2016
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    Security Council’s Programme of Work for December

    Spain holds the presidency for December. Earlier today (1 December), members adopted the programme of work for the month. There will be three high-level meetings. The Secretary-General will brief at a meeting chaired by Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alfonso...

    posted on THU 1 DEC 2016