Dates: DECEMBER 2017

  1. Insights

    DPRK: Vote on a Resolution Strengthening Sanctions

    The Security Council is expected to vote this afternoon (22 December) on a draft resolution tightening sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in response to the 28 November launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. The US circulated...

    posted on FRI 22 DEC 2017
  2. Insights

    Israel/Palestine: Arria-Formula Meeting on Missing and Captive Persons in Gaza

    Tomorrow (22 December), Council members will meet for an Arria-formula meeting that is being co-sponsored by Ukraine and the US entitled, “Humanitarian Aspects of Missing and Captive Persons in Gaza”. The meeting is being held amid heightened tensions concerning the...

    posted on THU 21 DEC 2017
  3. Insights

    Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Resolution

    Tomorrow (21 December), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution on foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) and returnees. The draft resolution, drafted by the US, is a follow up to resolution 2178 on FTFs, adopted on 24 September 2014...

    posted on WED 20 DEC 2017
  4. Insights

    Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate: Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (21 December), the Council is set to renew the mandate of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), the Secretariat body that assists the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC). CTED’S mandate is due to expire at the end of the year. CTED...

    posted on WED 20 DEC 2017
  5. Insights

    Open Debate on Addressing Complex Contemporary Challenges to International Peace and Security

    Tomorrow (20 December), the Security Council will hold an open debate on the theme “addressing complex contemporary challenges to international peace and security” at the initiative of Council president Japan. Secretary-General António Guterres will brief. The debate is expected to...

    posted on TUE 19 DEC 2017
  6. Insights

    Syria: Resolution on Cross-border Humanitarian Access and Political and Humanitarian Briefings*

    Tomorrow (19 December), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution prepared by Egypt, Japan and Sweden renewing the authorisation for cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access to Syria. There were two rounds of negotiations with all Council...

    posted on MON 18 DEC 2017
  7. Insights

    Iran: Semi-Annual Briefing on the Implementation of Resolution 2231

    Tomorrow (19 December), the Council will hold a briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231, adopted on 20 July 2015, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will...

    posted on MON 18 DEC 2017
  8. Insights

    Middle East: Briefing and Discussions on a Palestinian Draft Resolution

    On Monday (18 December), the Council will hold its regular monthly briefing on the Middle East, with a focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov will brief. The briefing comes amid a...

    posted on FRI 15 DEC 2017
  9. Insights

    Small Arms: Briefing

    On Monday (18 December), the Security Council will be briefed on small arms by High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu. It will consider the Secretary-General’s fifth biennial report on small arms (S/2017/1025). No outcome is expected. The Secretary-General’s report...

    posted on FRI 15 DEC 2017
  10. Insights

    Non-Proliferation/DPRK: Ministerial Briefing

    Tomorrow (15 December), the Council will hold a ministerial-level meeting on the “Threats and Challenges posed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to International Peace and Security”, with Secretary-General António Guterres expected to brief. Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō...

    posted on THU 14 DEC 2017
  11. Insights

    Climate Change: Arria-formula Meeting

    On Friday (15 December), the Security Council will hold an Arria-formula meeting on the theme: “Preparing for security implications of rising temperatures”. The meeting has been co-organised by a wide array of member states, including Council members France, Italy, Japan,...

    posted on THU 14 DEC 2017
  12. Insights

    Libya Presidential Statement

    This afternoon (14 December), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on Libya. The statement will emphasise that the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) is the only viable framework to end the Libyan political crisis. When the LPA was...

    posted on THU 14 DEC 2017
  13. Insights

    UN Mission in South Sudan Mandate Renewal and Adoption of Presidential Statement*

    Tomorrow (14 December), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and reauthorising the Regional Protection Force (RPF), for an additional three months, before their 15...

    posted on WED 13 DEC 2017
  14. Insights

    Liberia Consultations on Electoral Process

    Tomorrow afternoon (13 December), Special Representative for Liberia and head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) Farid Zarif is expected to brief Council members in consultations. Last year’s resolution 2333, which renewed UNMIL’s mandate for a final time until...

    posted on TUE 12 DEC 2017
  15. Insights

    Briefing on Under-Secretary-General Feltman’s Visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    Tomorrow (12 December), the Security Council will be briefed in consultations by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on his visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) from 5 to 8 December. It was the first visit by...

    posted on MON 11 DEC 2017
  16. Insights

    Myanmar Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (12 December), the Security Council will be briefed by the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten on developments in Myanmar. This will be followed by consultations where, besides Feltman...

    posted on MON 11 DEC 2017
  17. Insights

    Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Briefing on the Human Rights Situation

    On Monday (11 December), the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The briefers are expected to be the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (by VTC) and...

    posted on FRI 8 DEC 2017
  18. Insights

    G5 Sahel Resolution to be Adopted

    Tomorrow (8 December), the Security Council will vote on a resolution, drafted by France, which clarifies the ways in which the international community, including the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), is expected to provide support to the...

    posted on THU 7 DEC 2017
  19. Insights

    Briefing on Israel/Palestine

    Tomorrow morning (8 December), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the situation in Israel/Palestine following yesterday’s announcement by US President Donald Trump that the US would officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and that he would...

    posted on THU 7 DEC 2017
  20. Insights

    Great Lakes Region Resolution Adoption

    On Friday (8 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on the Great Lakes region. Egypt, along with Ethiopia and Senegal, initiated the resolution in order to mark the upcoming five-year anniversary of the Peace, Security and...

    posted on WED 6 DEC 2017
  21. Insights

    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (5 December), the Council expects to be briefed on Yemen by Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. Ould Cheikh Ahmed is likely to focus on the fighting in Sana’a between the Houthis...

    posted on MON 4 DEC 2017
  22. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for December

    Japan is the president of the Security Council this month. Japan is holding an open debate on addressing complex contemporary challenges to international peace and security. The Secretary-General is expected to brief during the debate. Issues related to the Middle...

    posted on FRI 1 DEC 2017