Dates: JANUARY 2018

  1. Insights

    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID): Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (31 January), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a presidential statement on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The initial draft was circulated by the UK as penholder to the full Council on Monday (22 January). After...

    posted on TUE 30 JAN 2018
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    West Africa and the Sahel: Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (30 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel region, expressing support for the work of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) in conflict prevention, mediation...

    posted on MON 29 JAN 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation

    Tomorrow (30 January), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller is expected to brief the Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. The briefing will be followed by consultations. Mueller is expected to provide further information on the five areas...

    posted on MON 29 JAN 2018
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    UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP): Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (30 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 July 2018. The negotiations on the draft resolution, which was produced by the UK,...

    posted on MON 29 JAN 2018
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    Central African Republic: Sanctions Resolution

    Tomorrow (30 January), the Council will renew the Central African Republic (CAR) sanctions regime, consisting of an arms embargo, travel ban and assets freeze on listed individuals and entities, until 31 January 2019, and the mandate of the Panel of...

    posted on MON 29 JAN 2018
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    Middle East Open Debate

    Tomorrow (25 January), the Council will convene its quarterly open debate under the agenda item, “the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is expected to brief via...

    posted on WED 24 JAN 2018
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    South Sudan: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (24 January), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in South Sudan from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix and Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller. Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Chairperson...

    posted on TUE 23 JAN 2018
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    Debate on Afghanistan and Central Asia and Security Council Visiting Mission to Afghanistan

    Tomorrow (19 January), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level debate on the threats to international peace and security focusing on: “Building Regional Partnership in Afghanistan and Central Asia as a Model to Link Security and Development”. Kazakhstan’s Minister of...

    posted on THU 18 JAN 2018
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    Conflict Prevention: Presidential Statement

    Today (18 January), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a presidential statement on conflict prevention under the agenda item “maintenance of international peace and security”. The statement, which is based largely on agreed language from previous Council outcomes, passed...

    posted on THU 18 JAN 2018
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    Briefing: Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Tomorrow (18 January), the Security Council is holding a high-level briefing on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction focused on confidence-building measures. President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan will preside. Secretary-General António Guterres will brief, and Council members are expected to...

    posted on WED 17 JAN 2018
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    Libya: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (17 January), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing on Libya from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé, through video-teleconference. Irina Schoulgin Nyoni, the Deputy...

    posted on TUE 16 JAN 2018
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    West Africa and the Sahel: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (11 January), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing from Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS). Consultations will follow the public session. It seems...

    posted on WED 10 JAN 2018
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    Colombia: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (10 January), the Security Council will receive a briefing on the UN Verification Mission in Colombia and the situation in the country from Special Representative Jean Arnault. The briefing will be followed by consultations. The discussion will largely focus...

    posted on TUE 9 JAN 2018
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Briefing, Consultations and Press Statement

    Tomorrow (9 January), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix will brief the Council on recent developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The briefing will be followed by consultations. The recent protests and related violence over delays in...

    posted on MON 8 JAN 2018
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    Iran: Possible Council Briefing*

    This afternoon (5 January), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a public meeting at 3 pm on the recent protests in Iran. A procedural vote, however, is anticipated at the start of the session on whether to hold the...

    posted on FRI 5 JAN 2018
  16. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for January

    Kazakhstan is the president of the Security Council in January. Its presidency will feature a high-level briefing on non-proliferation and confidence building measures. President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan will preside, and Secretary-General António Guterres will brief. Its presidency also includes...

    posted on TUE 2 JAN 2018