Dates: FEBRUARY 2017

  1. Insights

    Syria: Draft Resolution Imposing Sanctions Regarding the Use and Production of Chemical Weapons

    Early next week, the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution establishing a sanctions regime, a committee and a panel of experts to ensure accountability for the use and production of chemical weapons in Syria. The draft...

    posted on SAT 25 FEB 2017
  2. Insights

    Briefing by the Chair of the 1718 DPRK Sanctions Committee

    On Monday afternoon (27 February), the chair of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Sebastiano Cardi (Italy), is scheduled to brief Council members in consultations on the work of the Committee. It will be Cardi’s...

    posted on FRI 24 FEB 2017
  3. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting with Human Rights Components in Peace Operations

    Tomorrow (24 February) Senegal, Sweden and Uruguay are co-hosting a closed Arria-formula meeting with the heads of human rights components of three UN peace operations. Council members have used the closed Arria-formula format to meet with the heads of human...

    posted on THU 23 FEB 2017
  4. Insights

    South Sudan: Consultations on the UN Mission and the Human Rights Situation

    Tomorrow (23 February), in a meeting requested by the US, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations El Ghassim Wane and Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour are scheduled to brief on the situation in South Sudan. The meeting is expected...

    posted on WED 22 FEB 2017
  5. Insights

    Mandate Renewal of UN Mission in Guinea-Bissau

    Tomorrow (23 February), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) until 28 February 2018. The adoption follows last week’s briefing and consultations with the Secretary-General’s Special...

    posted on WED 22 FEB 2017
  6. Insights

    Open Debate on Conflicts in Europe and Briefing by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

    Over the next two days, the Security Council will hold two meetings focused on European issues. On Tuesday (21 February), the Council will hold an open debate on conflicts in Europe chaired by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. The briefers...

    posted on MON 20 FEB 2017
  7. Insights

    Open Debate and Draft Resolution on Protection of Critical Infrastructure against Terrorist Attacks

    On Monday (13 February), the Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks. The session will be chaired by Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and is a follow-up to the 21 November...

    posted on SAT 11 FEB 2017
  8. Insights

    Briefing on the Political Situation in Libya

    Tomorrow (8 February), Council members are expected to receive a briefing from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, followed by consultations. The meeting will focus on efforts under...

    posted on TUE 7 FEB 2017
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    Briefing on the Evolution of the ISIL Threat

    Tomorrow (7 February), the Security Council will be briefed by Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, on UN counter-terrorism efforts in support of member states against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), followed by consultations. The briefing...

    posted on MON 6 FEB 2017
  10. Insights

    Meeting on the Situation in Ukraine

    Tomorrow afternoon (2 February), the Security Council will hold an open meeting on the situation in Ukraine. Briefings are expected by: Jeffrey Feltman, Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs; John Ging, Director of the Operational Division at OCHA; and Ertugrul Apakan,...

    posted on WED 1 FEB 2017
  11. Insights

    Security Council’s February Programme of Work

    Ukraine is the president of the Security Council in February. This afternoon, Council members agreed on the programme of work for the month. During Ukraine’s presidency, there will be two open debates, one at ministerial level on conflicts in Europe...

    posted on WED 1 FEB 2017