Dates: FEBRUARY 2018

  1. Insights

    Guinea-Bissau: Resolution to Renew the Mandate of UNIOGBIS

    Tomorrow (28 February), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) for an additional year. Members held two rounds of negotiations on 20 and 26 February on...

    posted on TUE 27 FEB 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation after Demand to Cease Hostilities

    Tomorrow (28 February), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock on the humanitarian situation in Syria. This is the third time he will address Council members on this issue in February,...

    posted on TUE 27 FEB 2018
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    South Sudan: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (27 February), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in South Sudan from Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Bintou Keita. The Special Envoy for South Sudan of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ismail...

    posted on MON 26 FEB 2018
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    Yemen: Council Vote to Renew Sanctions Regime*

    This morning (26 February), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on draft resolutions to renew the Yemen sanctions regime. It is expected to vote first on a draft resolution put in blue on Friday (23 February) by the UK,...

    posted on MON 26 FEB 2018
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    Burundi: Briefing and Informal Interactive Dialogue*

    On Monday (26 February), the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Michel Kafando, will brief the Council on the Secretary-General’s latest report on the situation in Burundi (S/2018/89). Other briefers will be the chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) Burundi Configuration, Ambassador Jürg...

    posted on FRI 23 FEB 2018
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    Syria: Possible Vote on Humanitarian Draft Resolution and Meeting on Eastern Ghouta

    This afternoon, Kuwait and Sweden have put a draft resolution into blue that would establish a month-long cessation of hostilities in Syria. Two rounds of negotiations were held on the draft, as well as intense bilateral negotiations between the penholders...

    posted on WED 21 FEB 2018
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    Israel/Palestine: Arria-formula meeting

    Tomorrow (22 February), Council president Kuwait, Bolivia, France and Sweden, will host an Arria-formula meeting entitled, “Prospects for the two-State solution for peace”. A statement will be delivered on behalf of former US President Jimmy Carter by Ambassador Richard Murphy...

    posted on WED 21 FEB 2018
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    Central African Republic: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (22 February), the Security Council will receive a briefing on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), followed by consultations. The briefing will focus on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSCA) and the work...

    posted on WED 21 FEB 2018
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    Purposes and Principles of the UN Charter: Briefing

    Tomorrow (21 February), there will be a ministerial-level briefing on the “purposes and principles of the UN Charter in the maintenance of international peace and security”. Secretary-General António Guterres and former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are expected to brief. Kuwaiti Deputy...

    posted on TUE 20 FEB 2018
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    UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI): Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (20 February), 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 MON 19 FEB 2018
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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine): Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (20 February), the Security Council will convene for its monthly meeting 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...

    posted on MON 19 FEB 2018
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    Guinea-Bissau: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (14 February), the Security Council expects a briefing by the Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), Modibo Touré, via video-teleconference from Bissau. Ambassador Mauro Vieira (Brazil), chair of the Guinea-Bissau configuration...

    posted on TUE 13 FEB 2018
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    Syria: Briefing after Vienna and Sochi Meetings

    Tomorrow (14 February), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing by the Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. At the meeting, which will be followed by consultations, de Mistura is expected to brief Council members on the...

    posted on TUE 13 FEB 2018
  14. Insights

    Myanmar: Briefing and Consultations

    On Tuesday (13 February), the Council will be briefed by High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi (via VTC) and Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča. This will be followed by consultations where, in addition to Grandi and Jenča, representatives...

    posted on MON 12 FEB 2018
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Arria-formula Meeting

    On Monday (12 February), Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting focused on the upcoming presidential, legislative and provincial elections scheduled for 23 December 2018 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The meeting will be open to the...

    posted on FRI 9 FEB 2018
  16. Insights

    Syria: Humanitarian Update Under “Any Other Business”

    Tomorrow (8 February), Council members will receive a briefing from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock on the humanitarian situation in Syria at the request of Kuwait and Sweden, the humanitarian penholders. The request was made following yesterday’s statement by...

    posted on WED 7 FEB 2018
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    Iraq: Informal Interactive Dialogue

    Tomorrow afternoon (7 February), at the initiative of the US, Council members will hold an informal interactive dialogue on the independent, external assessment of the structure and staffing of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and related resources. Anthony...

    posted on TUE 6 FEB 2018
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    Working Methods Open Debate

    Tomorrow (6 February), the Security Council will hold an open debate on working methods. The Executive Director of Security Council Report, Ian Martin, will be the briefer. While no formal outcome is anticipated, Council president Kuwait, which is the chair...

    posted on MON 5 FEB 2018
  19. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for February

    Kuwait is the president of the Security Council in February. Its presidency will feature a ministerial-level briefing on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter during which Secretary-General António Guterres is expected to brief. Kuwait is also planning to...

    posted on THU 1 FEB 2018