Dates: MAY 2017

  1. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Yemen

    On Tuesday (30 May), the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed and OCHA head Stephen O’Brien are expected to brief the Council. A Yemeni civil society representative, Radhya al-Mutawakel from the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights, is...

    posted on FRI 26 MAY 2017
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    Mandate Renewal of AU Mission in Somalia and Discussion of Eritrea Sanctions

    Tomorrow (26 May), the Security Council will adopt a resolution renewing the authorisation of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which expires on 31 May. The Council has opted to adopt a three-month technical rollover of the authorisation until 31...

    posted on THU 25 MAY 2017
  3. Insights

    Ministerial-level Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow (25 May), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The meeting is expected to focus broadly on the protection of civilians agenda, as outlined in the Secretary-General’s recent report...

    posted on WED 24 MAY 2017
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    Renewal of the South Sudan Sanctions Regime and Briefing on UNMISS

    Tomorrow (24 May), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the South Sudan sanctions regime (comprising assets freezes and travel bans on designated individuals) for an additional year and the Panel of Experts for 13 months. The...

    posted on TUE 23 MAY 2017
  5. Insights

    Consultations on the Situation in Southern Libya

    Later today (23 May), Council members will receive a briefing in consultations from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, via video-teleconference. The meeting was requested by the UK...

    posted on TUE 23 MAY 2017
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    Resolution on International Framework on Countering Narratives of Terrorist Groups

    On Wednesday (24 May), the Security Council will adopt a resolution on a comprehensive international framework on countering the narratives of terrorist groups. The resolution is a follow-up to an Egyptian initiative which started with a debate on countering the...

    posted on MON 22 MAY 2017
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    Syria: Consultations on the Sixth Round of the Geneva Talks

    On Monday (22 May), Council members are expected to be briefed by Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura via video-teleconference on the sixth round of the intra-Syrian talks held 16-19 May in Geneva. Council members will be interested in hearing de...

    posted on FRI 19 MAY 2017
  8. Insights

    Discussion on the Situation in Venezuela

    Council members will discuss the situation in Venezuela under “any other business” this morning (17 May). The request, which was made by the US, was prompted by the current political situation and is expected to focus on the efforts by...

    posted on WED 17 MAY 2017
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    Consultations on the DPRK’s Latest Missile launch

    Tomorrow afternoon (16 May), at the request of Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the US, Security Council members are scheduled to hold consultations to discuss the 14 May missile launch conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea...

    posted on MON 15 MAY 2017
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    Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict

    On Monday (15 May), the Council will hold an open debate on sexual violence. The debate will be chaired by José Luis Cancela, Vice Foreign Minister of Uruguay, and ministerial level participation by member states has been encouraged. The following...

    posted on SAT 13 MAY 2017
  11. Insights

    Council Consultations and Possible Vote on Draft Resolution on UN Interim Security Force for Abyei

    Today (12 May), the Security Council may vote to renew the mandate of UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) for an additional six months. The vote, initially scheduled for Wednesday 10 May, was delayed due to a lack of...

    posted on FRI 12 MAY 2017
  12. Insights

    Briefing in Consultations on Guinea-Bissau

    Tomorrow (11 May), Council members will receive a briefing in consultations from Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on Guinea-Bissau. Senegal requested the session last week to keep members informed of developments in Guinea-Bissau’s ongoing political crisis and to signal...

    posted on WED 10 MAY 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Visit to a Regrouping Zone and Local Team Site

    On Friday (5 May), Council members visited the Transitional Local Zone for Normalization of “La Reforma”, in the Department of Meta in Colombia. This is one of the 26 locations (zones and points) where the members of the Fuerzas Armadas...

    posted on SAT 6 MAY 2017
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    Arria-Formula Meeting on “International Cooperation in Criminal Matters within the Peace and Security Pillar: the Role of Central Authorities”

    On Monday morning (8 May), Italy will chair an Arria-formula meeting on “International Cooperation in Criminal Matters within the Peace and Security Pillar: the Role of Central Authorities”, with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The meeting...

    posted on FRI 5 MAY 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Security Council Meetings in Bogotá, Colombia

    BOGOTÁ. On Thursday (4 May) Council members, who landed in Colombia the night before, had a busy day in Bogotá, which included meetings with President Juan Manuel Santos and his cabinet, members of Congress, representatives of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias...

    posted on FRI 5 MAY 2017
  16. Insights

    Security Council Visiting Mission to Colombia

    This afternoon (3 May), Council members will depart New York to begin a visiting mission to Colombia that concludes on 5 May. The mission, which is led by the UK and Uruguay, is intended to demonstrate the Council’s commitment to...

    posted on WED 3 MAY 2017
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    The Security Council’s May Programme of Work

    Uruguay is the president of the Security Council this month. This evening and tomorrow are devoted to the annual Security Council Retreat with the Secretary-General. This year’s retreat is expected to focus on peace operations in complex environments and the...

    posted on MON 1 MAY 2017
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    Security Council Retreat with the Secretary-General

    The annual Security Council retreat with the Secretary-General will start this evening (1 May) and continue throughout the day tomorrow (2 May) at the Greentree Estate on Long Island. The Secretary-General and senior UN Secretariat staff will meet with the...

    posted on MON 1 MAY 2017