Dates: JULY 2017

  1. Insights

    UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (27 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 January 2018. The negotiations were not difficult. Following one round of negotiations this Monday...

    posted on WED 26 JUL 2017
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    Syria Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow (27 July), Ursula Mueller, the Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, will brief the Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria via video teleconference from Jordan. Mueller is expected to highlight the continuing difficulties in addressing humanitarian challenges in Syria,...

    posted on WED 26 JUL 2017
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    Burundi Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (26 July), the Security Council expects to receive a briefing, followed by consultations, on the situation in Burundi. Briefers will include Special Envoy Michel Kafando and Ambassador Jürg Lauber of Switzerland, the chair of the Peacebuilding Commission’s Burundi configuration....

    posted on TUE 25 JUL 2017
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    Middle East Open Debate

    Tomorrow (25 July), the Security Council will convene for its quarterly open debate on “the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov will brief. His briefing and the interventions of Council...

    posted on MON 24 JUL 2017
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    Somalia-Eritrea Sanctions Committee Consultations

    On Monday (24 July), the Chair of the 751/1907 Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan), will deliver his 120-day briefing to Council members in consultations, covering the period from April to July 2017. The Chair is expected...

    posted on FRI 21 JUL 2017
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    Presidential Statement on the Liberia Peacebuilding Plan and Elections Preparation

    On Monday (24 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the Liberia peacebuilding plan and the preparation for the 2017 presidential and legislative elections. The statement is the result of a joint initiative of the...

    posted on FRI 21 JUL 2017
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    Resolution on ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions Regime Adopted Today

    Today (20 July), the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2368 renewing and updating the 1267/1989/2253 ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions regime. The resolution is an update to resolution 2253, which was adopted on 17 December 2015 and decided that the...

    posted on THU 20 JUL 2017
  8. Insights

    South Sudan Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (20 July), the Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in South Sudan from Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations El Ghassim Wane. Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Chairman Festus Mogae is also expected to brief...

    posted on WED 19 JUL 2017
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    Open Debate: Enhancing African Capacities in the Area of Peace and Security

    Tomorrow (19 July), the Council will hold an open debate on “Enhancing African capacities in the area of peace and security.” One of the priorities of China’s Council presidency, the open debate is expected to focus on policies and procedures...

    posted on TUE 18 JUL 2017
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    Iraq Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (17 July), the Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the situation in Iraq. Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), will brief on the...

    posted on SUN 16 JUL 2017
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    Syria: Consultations on the Seventh Round of the Geneva Talks

    Tomorrow (14 July), Council members expect a briefing in consultations from Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura via video-teleconference on the seventh round of the intra-Syrian talks (10-14 July) in Geneva. The Special Envoy will also most likely provide an assessment...

    posted on THU 13 JUL 2017
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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (12 July), the Council will receive a briefing via video teleconference from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. Briefings are also expected via video teleconference from the director-generals of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros...

    posted on TUE 11 JUL 2017
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (11 July), the Council will be briefed by Maman Sambo Sidikou, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), on the Secretary-General’s three-monthly report on...

    posted on MON 10 JUL 2017
  14. Insights

    Colombia: Adoption of a Resolution Authorising a New Mission

    On (Monday) 10 July, the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution authorising the UN Verification Mission in Colombia (the Verification Mission), a successor mission to the current UN Mission in Colombia. The draft was discussed during consultations on...

    posted on FRI 7 JUL 2017
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    Council Meeting Following DPRK’s Latest Missile Launch

    This afternoon the Security Council will be briefed by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča on the 4 July launch of a ballistic missile, possibly of intercontinental range, by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The meeting is...

    posted on WED 5 JUL 2017
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    The Security Council’s July Programme of Work

    China is the president of the Council this month. There will be two open debates in July. One will focus on the theme of “Enhancing African capacities in the areas of peace and security” and will be held under the...

    posted on MON 3 JUL 2017