Dates: OCTOBER 2017

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    Children and Armed Conflict Open Debate and Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (31 October), the Security Council will have an open debate on children and armed conflict focused on the Secretary-General’s annual report on this issue. The debate will be presided over by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International...

    posted on MON 30 OCT 2017
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    Briefing on the Operationalisation of the G5 Sahel Joint Force

    On Monday (30 October), the Council expects to hold a ministerial-level briefing, chaired by the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, to discuss ways in which the international community can support the joint force of the...

    posted on FRI 27 OCT 2017
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    Women, Peace and Security Open Debate

    Tomorrow (27 October), the Security Council will hold its annual open debate on women, peace and security. The debate is expected to focus on the implementation of the Council’s various resolutions on this thematic issue and to provide the Council,...

    posted on THU 26 OCT 2017
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    Vote on the Syria Joint Investigative Mechanism*

    Tomorrow (24 October), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution that would renew the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) of the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for an additional year. The...

    posted on MON 23 OCT 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Visit to Central Mali and Burkina Faso

    Yesterday (22 October), Council members travelled to Sévaré and Mopti in Central Mali and ended their visiting mission in Burkina Faso. Central Mali In Sévaré, they visited the headquarters of the joint force of the G5 Sahel and received a...

    posted on MON 23 OCT 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Mali

    (Bamako, Mali) Today (21 October), Council members had a full day of meetings in Bamako. These focused on two key objectives of the visiting mission: to highlight the urgency of implementing the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali and...

    posted on SAT 21 OCT 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Arrival in Bamako and Visit to Mauritania

    (Bamako, Mali; Nouakchott, Mauritania) The first 24 hours of the Council’s visiting mission to the Sahel have focused mostly on assessing the operationalisation of the G5 Sahel joint force. Upon their arrival to Bamako yesterday (19 October), Council members held...

    posted on FRI 20 OCT 2017
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    Visiting Mission to the Sahel

    This evening (18 October), Security Council members are leaving New York on a visiting mission to Mali, Mauritania and Burkina Faso. The objective of the visiting mission is two-fold. First, it aims to assess the situation of the countries of...

    posted on WED 18 OCT 2017
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    Middle East Open Debate

    Tomorrow (18 October), the Council will hold its quarterly open debate under the agenda item “the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”. Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča is expected to brief on recent developments with...

    posted on TUE 17 OCT 2017
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    South Sudan Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (17 October), the Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in South Sudan from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix. Council members will hold consultations following the briefing. Lacroix is expected to brief on the Secretary-General’s...

    posted on MON 16 OCT 2017
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    Myanmar Arria-formula Meeting

    Tomorrow afternoon (13 October), Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting, initiated by France and the UK, on the situation in Myanmar. Following opening remarks by France and the UK, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is expected to brief in...

    posted on THU 12 OCT 2017
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    Arria-Formula Meeting on Attacks on Schools

    Tomorrow morning (13 October), France, Italy, Sweden and Uruguay are organising an Arria-formula meeting on the issue of attacks on schools. The briefers will be Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba; Joy Bishara, one of the female...

    posted on THU 12 OCT 2017
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    Haiti: Final Debate on MINUSTAH

    Tomorrow (12 October), the Council will hold its final debate on the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), as its mandate ends on 15 October, and it will be replaced the following day by a smaller successor mission, the UN...

    posted on WED 11 OCT 2017
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (11 October), Maman Sambo Sidikou, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), will brief the Council. The briefing will be followed by consultations, which will also be attended...

    posted on TUE 10 OCT 2017
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    Libya Presidential Statement Endorsing UN Action Plan

    Tomorrow (10 October), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement endorsing the UN action plan for the resumption of an inclusive Libyan-owned political process. The action plan was presented by Secretary-General António Guterres and his Special Representative for...

    posted on MON 9 OCT 2017
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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (10 October), the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed and OCHA Operations Director John Ging are expected to brief the Council. Closed consultations will follow the public session. Council members are not expecting Ould...

    posted on MON 9 OCT 2017
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    Colombia: Resolution Authorising New Tasks for the UN Verification Mission and Presidential Statement

    Today (5 October), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution expanding the mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The resolution tasks the mission to monitor the bilateral and temporary ceasefire agreed by the government of Colombia...

    posted on THU 5 OCT 2017
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    Security Council’s Programme of Work for October

    France is the president of the Council in October. A visiting mission to the Sahel focusing on the operationalisation of the joint force of the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5 Sahel) is planned for 19 to 23 October....

    posted on MON 2 OCT 2017