Dates: APRIL 2017

  1. Insights

    Western Sahara Resolution

    The Council is scheduled to vote later this afternoon on a draft resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for another year, until 30 April 2018. The vote was initially scheduled...

    posted on FRI 28 APR 2017
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    Ministerial-level Meeting on the DPRK (North Korea)

    Tomorrow morning (28 April), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level meeting with a briefing by the Secretary-General to discuss denuclearisation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The meeting will be chaired by US Secretary of State Rex...

    posted on THU 27 APR 2017
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    Syria Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow (27 April), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien will brief the Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Members are expected to make statements in the open chamber following the briefing, which takes place amidst ongoing fighting with continued...

    posted on WED 26 APR 2017
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    Briefing on South Sudan

    Tomorrow (25 April), the Council is scheduled to receive a briefing from David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Shearer will be briefing the Council for the first time since...

    posted on MON 24 APR 2017
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    Arria-Formula Meeting with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria

    Tomorrow morning (21 April), Council members are expected to hold an Arria-formula meeting with the Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Syria, organised by France, the UK and the US. Paulo Pinheiro, chair of the COI, is expected to brief. The...

    posted on THU 20 APR 2017
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    Middle East Open Debate

    Tomorrow (20 April), the Security Council will convene its regular quarterly open debate under the agenda item, “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.” Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov will brief. The...

    posted on WED 19 APR 2017
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    Human Rights Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, 18 April), the Council is expected to hold a public meeting, in briefing format, under the title “Maintenance of international peace and security: human rights and prevention of armed conflict”. Secretary-General António Guterres is expected to brief....

    posted on MON 17 APR 2017
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    Haiti: Renewal of UN Mission’s Mandate for a Final Six-month Period

    Tomorrow morning (13 April), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for a final six-month period and authorising a smaller successor peacekeeping mission, as recommended by...

    posted on WED 12 APR 2017
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    Syria: New Draft Resolution on Chemical Weapons Attack and Political Briefing

    Tomorrow (12 April), Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura is expected to provide the Security Council with the monthly briefing on the political situation in Syria. This briefing takes place after a week of intense diplomatic activity on Syria among Council...

    posted on TUE 11 APR 2017
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    Briefing on the Great Lakes Region

    On Wednesday afternoon (12 April), the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, will brief the Council on the latest report on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework Agreement (S/2017/208). Djinnit...

    posted on TUE 11 APR 2017
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    Security Council Meeting on US Airstrikes in Syria

    This morning, the Security Council is expected be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, on yesterday’s strikes by the US on the Shayrat airbase outside of Homs in Syria. Bolivia had asked for a briefing from the Secretariat...

    posted on FRI 7 APR 2017
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    Syria: Briefing and Vote on Draft Resolution on the Use of Chemical Weapons

    This morning (5 April), the Security Council is holding a briefing on the reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. France and the UK requested the meeting following the chemical weapons attack in the Khan Shaykhun area of...

    posted on WED 5 APR 2017
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    Briefing and Consultations on the UN Mission in Colombia

    Tomorrow (5 April), the Security Council will be briefed by Special Representative and head of the UN Mission in Colombia Jean Arnault on the Secretary-General’s latest report (S/2017/252) on the implementation of the mission’s mandate, followed by consultations. The meeting...

    posted on TUE 4 APR 2017
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    The Security Council’s April Programme of Work

    The US is the president of the Security Council this month. As the centerpiece of its presidency, it plans to hold a meeting on reviewing UN peacekeeping operations which will feature a briefing by Secretary-General António Guterres. The US is...

    posted on MON 3 APR 2017