Dates: AUGUST 2017

  1. Insights

    Vote on a Resolution Renewing UNIFIL

    Today (30 August), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution renewing for another year the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which expires on 31 August. The draft to be voted on was put...

    posted on WED 30 AUG 2017
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    Consultations on Myanmar

    This morning (30 August), at the request of the UK, Council members will be briefed under “any other business” on the situation in Myanmar by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča. The focus of the briefing will be the...

    posted on WED 30 AUG 2017
  3. Insights

    Consultations on DPRK’s Missile Launch over Japan

    This afternoon (29 August), at the request of Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the US, Security Council members will hold consultations on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) 28 August missile launch over Japan. This missile launch...

    posted on TUE 29 AUG 2017
  4. Insights

    AMISOM Reauthorisation

    Tomorrow (30 August), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution reauthorising the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2018. The draft resolution was put into blue on 25 August after two fairly straightforward rounds of expert-level...

    posted on TUE 29 AUG 2017
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    Open Debate on Peacekeeping Operations and Sustaining Peace

    On 29 August, the Security Council will hold an open debate on “Peacekeeping Operations: Potential to the Overarching Goal of Sustaining Peace”. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed will brief, as will Yousef Mahmoud, Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute and...

    posted on MON 28 AUG 2017
  6. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Libya

    On Monday (28 August), the Council is expected to receive a briefing from the new Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Ghassan Salamé, and the chair of the 1970 Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Olof Skoog (Sweden). This briefing will be followed by...

    posted on FRI 25 AUG 2017
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    Guinea-Bissau Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (24 August), the Council will receive a briefing from Modibo Touré, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS). Ambassador Elbio Rosselli (Uruguay), chair of the 2048 Guinea-Bissau Sanctions Committee, and Ambassador...

    posted on WED 23 AUG 2017
  8. Insights

    South Sudan Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (24 August), the Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in South Sudan from Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations El Ghassim Wane. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Nicholas Haysom and Joint Monitoring and Evaluation...

    posted on WED 23 AUG 2017
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    Liberia Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (23 August), Council members will hold consultations on the situation in Liberia. Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations El Ghassim Wane will brief on the preparations for the 10 October presidential and legislative elections in Liberia. In December 2016,...

    posted on TUE 22 AUG 2017
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Sanctions: Briefing on the Deaths of Two Members of the Group of Experts

    Today (22 August), Council members will be briefed by the Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security, Peter Drennan, under “any other business” on the conclusions of the Secretary-General’s Board of inquiry (BoI) into the murder in March of two members of...

    posted on TUE 22 AUG 2017
  11. Insights

    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (18 August), the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed (via video teleconference) and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien will brief the Council on Yemen. Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdulmalik al-Mekhlafi is also expected to participate. Consultations are scheduled...

    posted on THU 17 AUG 2017
  12. Insights

    Presidential Statement on the Risk of Famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and North-East Nigeria

    Tomorrow (9 August), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement expressing its grave concern about the threat of famine presently facing more than 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and north-east Nigeria. After the Council’s 16...

    posted on TUE 8 AUG 2017
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    DPRK Sanctions Resolution Vote*

    The Security Council is expected to vote tomorrow afternoon (5 August) on a draft resolution imposing additional sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The US produced the draft after several weeks of bilateral discussions with China. Today...

    posted on FRI 4 AUG 2017
  14. Insights

    Preventing Terrorists from Acquiring Weapons – Briefing and Resolution*

    Tomorrow (2 August), the Council will hold a briefing on “threats to international peace and security: Preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons”. The briefers are expected to be Deputy Director of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)...

    posted on TUE 1 AUG 2017
  15. Insights

    The Security Council’s August Programme of Work

    Egypt is the president of the Security Council this month. There will be one open debate in August. This will focus on peacekeeping and sustaining peace. Briefers will include Gert Rosenthal, the chair of the Advisory Group of Experts on...

    posted on TUE 1 AUG 2017
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    Burundi Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (2 August), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on Burundi addressing the political, security, humanitarian and human rights challenges in the country. Council members met on Tuesday (25 July) and Wednesday (26 July) to negotiate the...

    posted on TUE 1 AUG 2017