Dates: JUNE 2017

  1. Insights

    Vote on Mine Action Draft Resolution

    Tomorrow (30 June), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution designed to address the threat of landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices. Negotiations were still ongoing when the Council held a briefing on...

    posted on THU 29 JUN 2017
  2. Insights

    Colombia Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (30 June), the Council is expected to receive a briefing from Jean Arnault, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in Colombia, followed by consultations. Arnault is expected to brief Council members on the...

    posted on THU 29 JUN 2017
  3. Insights

    UN Mission in Côte d’Ivoire: Presidential Statement Marking the Mission’s End

    Tomorrow (30 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement that welcomes the completion of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). France, the penholder on Côte d’Ivoire, circulated a draft statement to the wider membership last...

    posted on THU 29 JUN 2017
  4. Insights

    Renewal of UN Mission in Mali’s Mandate*

    This afternoon (29 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for one year. The first draft was circulated by France, the penholder on Mali,...

    posted on THU 29 JUN 2017
  5. Insights

    Adoption of a Resolution on Libya Sanctions

    Tomorrow (29 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee until 15 November 2018. The draft was circulated by the UK on 20 June,...

    posted on WED 28 JUN 2017
  6. Insights

    UN-AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (29 June), the Security Council is scheduled to renew the mandate of the UN-AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) for an additional year. The draft was initially scheduled for adoption on 27 June; however, adoption was delayed due to...

    posted on WED 28 JUN 2017
  7. Insights

    Open Debate on Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    At the initiative of Bolivia, the Security Council will hold an open debate tomorrow (28 June) on “the global effort to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by non-state actors.” It will focus on the implementation of resolution...

    posted on TUE 27 JUN 2017
  8. Insights

    Liberia Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (27 June), the Security Council will hold a briefing followed by the consultations on the situation in Liberia. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) Farid Zarif will brief on the latest...

    posted on MON 26 JUN 2017
  9. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Days 2 and 3 of Council Visit to Haiti

    Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Today (24 June), the Security Council completed its three-day visit to Haiti. During the visit, Council members sought to reaffirm their support for the government and people of Haiti and to review the implementation of resolution 2350, focusing...

    posted on SAT 24 JUN 2017
  10. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Day 1 of Council Visit to Haiti

    Port-au-Prince, Haiti: The Security Council landed in Haiti yesterday morning (22 June) beginning its three-day visiting mission to the country, where the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) is currently drawing down. In October, a smaller successor mission, the UN...

    posted on FRI 23 JUN 2017
  11. Insights

    Council to Begin Visiting Mission to Haiti

    The Security Council departed this morning for a three-day visiting mission (22-24 June) to Haiti, where the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) is currently drawing down. In October it will be replaced by a smaller successor mission, the UN...

    posted on THU 22 JUN 2017
  12. Insights

    Arria-formula Meeting: Preventing Terrorism and Violent Extremism in the Horn of Africa

    Today (22 June), Council members are scheduled to hold an Arria-formula meeting on “preventing terrorism and violent extremism in the Horn of Africa: Enhancing partnership for regional efforts.” The meeting is co-hosted by Ethiopia and Italy with the Intergovernmental Authority...

    posted on THU 22 JUN 2017
  13. Insights

    Vote on a Resolution Welcoming the G5 Joint Force in the Sahel

    Tomorrow (21 June), the Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution welcoming the deployment by the Group of Five (G5)—Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger—of a joint force throughout the territories of its contributing countries with a...

    posted on TUE 20 JUN 2017
  14. Insights

    South Sudan Briefing

    Tomorrow (21 June), the Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in South Sudan from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix and Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Nicholas Haysom (via VTC). Following the briefing, Council...

    posted on TUE 20 JUN 2017
  15. Insights

    Middle East Briefing

    Tomorrow (20 June), the Council will hold its monthly briefing under the agenda item, “the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is expected to brief and will...

    posted on MON 19 JUN 2017
  16. Insights

    Briefing on Burundi

    Tomorrow (20 June), the Council will receive a briefing on the situation in Burundi, after which Council members will hold consultations. The briefing will be delivered by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun. Ambassador Jürg Lauber (Switzerland) is also...

    posted on MON 19 JUN 2017
  17. Insights

    Briefing on the PBC Annual Report and Informal Interactive Dialogue on Regional Peacebuilding Challenges in the Sahel and the Lake Chad Basin

    On Monday (19 June), Ambassadors Macharia Kamau (Kenya) and Cho Tae-yul (Republic of Korea), the former and current chairs of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), will brief the Council for the presentation of the PBC’s tenth annual report (S/2017/76). This will...

    posted on FRI 16 JUN 2017
  18. Insights

    Adoption of a Yemen Presidential Statement

    The Security Council is set to adopt a presidential statement on Yemen, which focuses on the humanitarian situation and confidence-building measures. The UK, which is the penholder on Yemen, circulated an initial draft on Thursday 8 June. Following comments from...

    posted on THU 15 JUN 2017
  19. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting on the Risk of Famine in Conflict-Affected Areas

    On Friday (16 June), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula open meeting on the risk of famine in the conflict-affected areas of north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. The session is being co-hosted by the A3 (the three...

    posted on THU 15 JUN 2017
  20. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Mali ahead of Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (16 June), the Council will receive a briefing from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Mahamat Saleh Annadif, followed by consultations. The briefing is expected to focus...

    posted on THU 15 JUN 2017
  21. Insights

    Briefing and Informal Interactive Dialogue on AU-UN Cooperation

    Tomorrow (15 June), the Security Council will be briefed on AU-UN cooperation by Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary-General and the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smaïl Chergui via teleconference. There will be an informal...

    posted on WED 14 JUN 2017
  22. Insights

    Security Council to Renew Mandate of UN Assistance Mission in Somalia

    Tomorrow (14 June), the Council will adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 31 March 2018. Following fairly straightforward negotiations, the penholder, the UK, put a draft resolution in blue yesterday. On...

    posted on TUE 13 JUN 2017
  23. Insights

    Briefing on Mine Action and Explosive Threat Mitigation

    At the initiative of Bolivia, the Security Council will hold a briefing tomorrow (13 June) under the agenda item maintenance of international peace and security with the title “Comprehensive Approach to Mine Action and Explosive Hazard Threat Mitigation.” Assistant Secretary-General...

    posted on MON 12 JUN 2017
  24. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Central Africa and the Lord’s Resistance Army

    Tomorrow (13 June), François Loucény Fall, the Special Representative and head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), is expected to brief the Security Council on the semi-annual report on UNOCA and the implementation of the UN regional...

    posted on MON 12 JUN 2017
  25. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on the Central African Republic

    On Monday (12 June), the Security Council will be briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Central African Republic (CAR), Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, on the situation in the CAR. The Council will also be briefed by Assistant Secretary-General...

    posted on FRI 9 JUN 2017
  26. Insights

    Security Council to Reauthorise Maritime Interdiction to Implement the Arms Embargo on Libya

    On Monday (12 June), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution renewing for an additional year resolution 2292 of 14 June 2016, which was aimed at ensuring implementation of the arms embargo on Libya. In particular,...

    posted on FRI 9 JUN 2017
  27. Insights

    Briefing on Preventive Diplomacy and Transboundary Waters

    Tomorrow (6 June), the Security Council will hold a high-level briefing on “Preventive Diplomacy and Transboundary Waters.” Bolivian President Evo Morales will chair the meeting and Secretary-General António Guterres is expected to brief. At press time, it appeared that at...

    posted on MON 5 JUN 2017
  28. Insights

    Adoption of Resolution on the DPRK with New Sanctions Designations

    This afternoon, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) that will add 14 individuals and four entities to the 1718 consolidated sanctions list. As is normally the case for Council decisions...

    posted on FRI 2 JUN 2017
  29. Insights

    The Security Council’s June Programme of Work

    Bolivia is the president of the Council this month. Tomorrow the Council is expected to adopt a draft resolution on the DPRK, which will include new targeted sanctions listings. The June programme of work includes two briefings under the agenda...

    posted on THU 1 JUN 2017