Dates: NOVEMBER 2017

  1. Insights

    Arria-formula Meeting on Unarmed Approaches for the Protection of Civilians

    Tomorrow (1 December) there will be a closed Arria-formula meeting on unarmed approaches for the protection of civilians hosted by Uruguay, Senegal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Briefings will be provided by Namie Di Razza, a post-doctoral fellow at the...

    posted on THU 30 NOV 2017
  2. Insights

    Meeting on DPRK Missile Launch and 1718 DPRK Sanctions Committee

    This afternoon (29 November), at the request of Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the US, the Security Council will hold a public meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) following its launch of an intercontinental ballistic...

    posted on WED 29 NOV 2017
  3. Insights

    Syria Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow (29 November), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is expected to brief the Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. The briefing will be followed by consultations. The briefing takes place in the midst of significant Council activity on...

    posted on TUE 28 NOV 2017
  4. Insights

    South Sudan Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (28 November), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in South Sudan from Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Bintou Keita. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Special Envoy for South Sudan Ismail Wais is also...

    posted on MON 27 NOV 2017
  5. Insights

    Arria-formula Meeting on Linking Security, Development and Peace in the Central Asian Region

    This afternoon (27 November), Security Council members will take part in an open Arria-formula meeting on “Partners for Afghanistan: Linking Security, Development and Peace in the Central Asian Region”. The meeting is co-organised by Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Germany. Briefings are...

    posted on MON 27 NOV 2017
  6. Insights

    Briefing on Western Sahara

    Tomorrow (22 November), Council members will receive a briefing in consultations on the situation in Western Sahara. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) Kim Bolduc will deliver what...

    posted on TUE 21 NOV 2017
  7. Insights

    Iraq Briefing and Consultations

    On Wednesday (22 November), the Security 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...

    posted on TUE 21 NOV 2017
  8. Insights

    Open Debate and Resolution on Human Trafficking

    Tomorrow (21 November), the Security Council will hold an open debate on trafficking in persons in conflict situations, organised by Italy. Secretary-General António Guterres, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Yuri Fedotov, and Special Rapporteur on...

    posted on MON 20 NOV 2017
  9. Insights

    Briefing on Developments in Burundi

    On Monday (20 November), the Security Council will be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Michel Kafando, and the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission Burundi configuration, Ambassador Jürg Lauber (Switzerland), on the situation in Burundi, followed by consultations. A representative...

    posted on FRI 17 NOV 2017
  10. Insights

    Syria: Vote on Two Draft Resolutions on the Joint Investigative Mechanism Renewal

    Later today (16 November), the Security Council is expected to vote on two draft resolutions each of which would renew the mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the...

    posted on THU 16 NOV 2017
  11. Insights

    Briefing and Consultations on Libya and Briefing on Security Challenges in the Mediterranean Region

    The situation in Libya and the security challenges in the Mediterranean region are expected to be the focus of two meetings at the end of the second week of Italy’s presidency (16 and 17 November). Both meetings are expected to...

    posted on WED 15 NOV 2017
  12. Insights

    Renewal of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)

    Tomorrow (15 November), the Council is scheduled to renew the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The draft resolution was initially circulated by France on 6 November. Council members met three times...

    posted on TUE 14 NOV 2017
  13. Insights

    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei: Council to Renew the Mandate

    Tomorrow (15 November), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) for an additional six months. (Abyei is a disputed area straddling the Sudan-South Sudan border.) The draft passed silence...

    posted on TUE 14 NOV 2017
  14. Insights

    Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions Resolution

    Tomorrow (14 November), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on Somalia and Eritrea sanctions, after considering the final reports of the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) on Somalia (S/2017/924) and Eritrea (S/2017/925). The text was put...

    posted on MON 13 NOV 2017
  15. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting on Venezuela

    Council members are expected to take part in an Arria-Formula meeting on Monday afternoon (13 November) on the situation in Venezuela. The meeting has been organised by the US in partnership with Italy. Briefers will include Luis Almagro, Secretary-General of...

    posted on FRI 10 NOV 2017
  16. Insights

    Yemen: Humanitarian Briefing in Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (8 November), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock will brief Council members in consultations on the humanitarian situation in Yemen. Sweden requested the meeting last week, following Lowcock’s recent visit to Yemen. Discussion tomorrow is also likely to...

    posted on TUE 7 NOV 2017
  17. Insights

    Briefing on the Final Report of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism

    Tomorrow (7 November), the Security Council is expected to be briefed on the final report of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the UN by the Head of the JIM,...

    posted on MON 6 NOV 2017
  18. Insights

    Bosnia and Herzegovina Debate and EUFOR ALTHEA Reauthorisation

    Tomorrow morning (7 November), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), featuring a briefing by Valentin Inzko, the High Representative for BiH, on his office’s latest report (S/2017/922). The Council is also expected to...

    posted on MON 6 NOV 2017
  19. Insights

    Democratic Republic of the Congo Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (7 November), the Council is scheduled to adopt a presidential statement on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime. The statement is being adopted pursuant to resolution 2360 of 21 June 2017, which renewed the regime and...

    posted on MON 6 NOV 2017
  20. Insights

    Myanmar: Adoption of a Presidential Statement

    This afternoon, the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the situation in Myanmar, focused on the widespread violence and the displacement of more than 600,000 people, largely from the Rohingya community, since the attacks on 24 August...

    posted on MON 6 NOV 2017
  21. Insights

    UN Policing Briefing and Resolution

    Today (6 November), the Council will receive a briefing from the heads of police components of three UN peace operations. Such briefings with police commissioners have been held in the Council annually since 2014. This year’s meeting will feature a...

    posted on MON 6 NOV 2017
  22. Insights

    Hitting the Ground Running: The 2017 Finnish Workshop for Incoming Members of the Security Council

    The 15th annual workshop for incoming members of the UN Security Council will be held on 2-3 November, commencing this evening (2 November) in Long Island, New York. The workshop is convened by the government of Finland in cooperation with...

    posted on THU 2 NOV 2017
  23. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for November

    Italy is the president of the Security Council this month. It is planning to hold a ministerial-level briefing presided over by its Foreign Minister, Angelino Alfano, on the root causes of the security challenges in the Mediterranean. The Secretary-General is...

    posted on WED 1 NOV 2017