Dates: SEPTEMBER 2017

  1. Insights

    Myanmar: Public Briefing by the Secretary-General

    Tomorrow (28 September), UN Secretary-General António Guterres will brief the Council on the crisis in Myanmar at the request of Egypt, France, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. Myanmar’s national security adviser, Thaung Tun, and a...

    posted on WED 27 SEP 2017
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    Syria: Discussions on the Political and Humanitarian Situations

    Tomorrow (27 September), Council members will be briefed by the Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, and the newly appointed Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock. The meeting will be followed by consultations. De Mistura is expected to brief...

    posted on TUE 26 SEP 2017
  3. Insights

    Counter-Terrorism: Aviation Security

    Tomorrow (27 September), the Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC), Ambassador Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt), and the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Fang Liu, will brief the Council on security in civil aviation. The option of...

    posted on TUE 26 SEP 2017
  4. Insights

    South Sudan Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (26 September), 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). Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Chairman Festus Mogae may also...

    posted on MON 25 SEP 2017
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    Ministerial Meeting on the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Today (21 September), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level briefing on the threat posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and their delivery systems. Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, is expected to brief. The...

    posted on THU 21 SEP 2017
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    ISIL (Da’esh) Accountability: Vote on Draft Resolution

    Tomorrow (21 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on accountability for crimes committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) also known as Da’esh, on the territory of Iraq. The UK, the penholder...

    posted on WED 20 SEP 2017
  7. Insights

    UN Peacekeeping Reform Open Debate and Resolution

    Tomorrow (20 September), the Security Council will hold a high-level open debate entitled “Reform of UN peacekeeping: implementation and follow-up”. Secretary-General António Guterres and Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of the AU Commission, are expected to brief the Council, along...

    posted on TUE 19 SEP 2017
  8. Insights

    Colombia: Adoption of a Resolution

    Tomorrow (14 September), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution approving the Secretary-General’s recommendations regarding the size, operational aspects and mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The draft was circulated by the penholder, the UK, on...

    posted on WED 13 SEP 2017
  9. Insights

    UN Support Mission in Libya Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (14 September), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 September 2018. The negotiations of the draft, which does not change the mandate of the mission, went smoothly....

    posted on WED 13 SEP 2017
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    Myanmar: Briefing under “any other business”

    Tomorrow morning (13 September), at the request of Sweden and the United Kingdom, Council members will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman under “any other business” on the deteriorating situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. It seems that...

    posted on TUE 12 SEP 2017
  11. Insights

    Lake Chad Basin Briefing

    Tomorrow (13 September), Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman is expected to brief the Security Council on the Secretary-General’s 7 September report on the situation in Lake Chad Basin region (S/2017/764). The Council requested the report in resolution 2349, which...

    posted on TUE 12 SEP 2017
  12. Insights

    Guinea-Bissau Presidential Statement and 2048 Sanctions Committee Meeting

    The Security Council is ready to adopt a presidential statement tomorrow (13 September) that calls on the leadership of Guinea-Bissau to implement the 14 October 2016 Conakry Agreement. Senegal circulated an initial draft on 27 August, after the Council’s 24...

    posted on TUE 12 SEP 2017
  13. Insights

    DPRK: Security Council to Vote on Draft Resolution Imposing New Sanctions

    This evening (11 September), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution expanding sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The draft is a response to the DPRK’s test of a nuclear device on 3...

    posted on MON 11 SEP 2017
  14. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: 11th AU-UN Annual Joint Consultative Meeting

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (8 September 2017): This morning (8 September), members of the Security Council held their 11th joint consultative meeting with the AU Peace and Security Council (AU PSC). The meeting started with statements by AU PSC chairperson, Ambassador...

    posted on FRI 8 SEP 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Informal Meeting with the AU and Meetings with the Ethiopian Prime Minister and AU Commission

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (7 September 2017): Security Council members have had a series of meetings since landing in Addis Ababa yesterday afternoon. Council members began their visiting mission yesterday (6 September) with briefings by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General...

    posted on THU 7 SEP 2017
  16. Insights

    Security Council Establishes a Mali Sanctions Regime

    Earlier today (5 September), the Council adopted resolution 2374 establishing a targeted sanctions regime on Mali. The resolution was drafted by France and two rounds of negotiations were held over the last ten days, although the idea of such a...

    posted on TUE 5 SEP 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: UN Security Council Visiting Mission to the AU

    Council members left today (5 September) for a three-day visiting mission to Addis Ababa for the 11th joint consultative meeting between members of the UN Security Council and the AU Peace and Security Council (AU PSC). Ahead of the joint...

    posted on TUE 5 SEP 2017
  18. Insights

    Council’s Programme of Work for September

    Ethiopia is the president of the Council in September. The month begins with a Council visiting mission to Addis Ababa for the 11th annual joint consultative meeting between members of the UN Security Council and members of the AU Peace...

    posted on FRI 1 SEP 2017