Dates: JANUARY 2017

  1. Insights

    Syria: Consultations on the Upcoming Geneva Talks

    Tomorrow (31 January), Council members will be briefed by Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura in consultations on the UN’s next steps towards the goal of reaching a political settlement on Syria. The intra-Syrian Geneva talks had originally been scheduled for...

    posted on MON 30 JAN 2017
  2. Insights

    Somalia: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (27 January), the Security Council will convene to consider the situation in Somalia. Special Representative of the Secretary-General Michael Keating will brief on the UN Mission in Somalia, while AU Special Representative to Somalia Francisco Madeira will brief on...

    posted on THU 26 JAN 2017
  3. Insights

    Renewal of the Central African Republic Sanctions Regime and Panel of Experts Mandate

    Tomorrow (27 January), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the sanctions regime imposed on the Central African Republic (CAR) until 31 January 2018 and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the CAR Sanctions Committee...

    posted on THU 26 JAN 2017
  4. Insights

    Yemen: Political and Humanitarian Briefing and Sanctions Committee Meeting

    Tomorrow (26 January), the Security Council will receive briefings from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed, and OCHA head Stephen O’Brien, to be followed by consultations. On Friday (27 January), the Yemen 2140 Committee will meet...

    posted on WED 25 JAN 2017
  5. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on the Syria Humanitarian Situation

    Tomorrow (26 January), OCHA head Stephen O’Brien; Amir Mahmoud Abdulla, the Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme; and Peter Salama, the Executive Director of the World Health Organisation’s Emergencies Programme will brief the Council on the efforts and...

    posted on WED 25 JAN 2017
  6. Insights

    Update on The Gambia

    Tomorrow (25 January), Council members are expected to 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) via video-teleconference. The meeting has been organised as...

    posted on TUE 24 JAN 2017
  7. Insights

    South Sudan Informal Interactive Dialogue and Consultations

    On Monday (23 January),Council members will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous in consultations. Ahead of the consultations, Council members are scheduled to hold an informal interactive dialogue with Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana and the...

    posted on FRI 20 JAN 2017
  8. Insights

    Resolution on The Gambia

    The Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution today on The Gambia, amidst the country’s ongoing political crisis and the possibility of an ECOWAS military intervention. Although his term expired today, President Yahya Jammeh has refused to cede power...

    posted on THU 19 JAN 2017
  9. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Mali

    Tomorrow (18 January), the Security Council will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous on the situation in Mali and by Ambassador Sabri Boukadoum (Algeria) on the Algerian-led international mediation efforts. The Foreign Minister of Mali, Abdoulaye Diop,...

    posted on TUE 17 JAN 2017
  10. Insights

    Iran: Semi-annual Briefing on Implementation of Resolution 2231

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 January), the Security Council will hold 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...

    posted on TUE 17 JAN 2017
  11. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel

    On Friday (13 January), 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), which will be followed by consultations. Chambas’ briefing...

    posted on THU 12 JAN 2017
  12. Insights

    Discussion on the Lake Chad Basin Crisis

    On 12 January, the Security Council is expected to receive briefings from Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun and OCHA head Stephen O’Brien on the Lake Chad Basin crisis precipitated by the Boko Haram conflict. This will be followed...

    posted on WED 11 JAN 2017
  13. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on the UN Mission in Colombia

    Tomorrow afternoon (11 January), the Security Council will be briefed by Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in Colombia Jean Arnault on the Secretary-General’s latest report (S/2016/1095), followed by consultations. Arnault is expected to update...

    posted on TUE 10 JAN 2017
  14. Insights

    Open Debate on Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace

    Tomorrow (10 January), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on “conflict prevention and sustaining peace”. Margot Wallström, Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will preside. Ten Council members, as well as several non-Council members, are expected to be...

    posted on MON 9 JAN 2017
  15. Insights

    Adoption of a Presidential Statement on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    This afternoon (4 January), the Security Council is set to adopt a presidential statement welcoming the 31 December 2016 agreement between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government and opposition groups on the electoral process. The agreement was a...

    posted on WED 4 JAN 2017
  16. Insights

    Security Council’s January Programme of Work

    In January, new members—Bolivia, Ethiopia, Italy, Kazakhstan and Sweden—take their seats on the Security Council. Sweden also takes on the presidency of the Council this month. This afternoon, Council members agreed on the programme of work for the month. Sweden...

    posted on TUE 3 JAN 2017
  17. Insights

    Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Mosul, Iraq

    Tomorrow morning (4 January), Council members will be briefed by OCHA head Stephen O’Brien in consultations under “any other business” on the humanitarian situation in and around Mosul. Russia requested the meeting last Thursday. Council members will be concerned to...

    posted on TUE 3 JAN 2017