Dates: APRIL 2018

  1. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Dhaka and Naypitaw

    The Security Council delegation began their day by meeting the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Mansour Al-Otaibi (Kuwait), one of the co-leads of the visiting mission, introduced members of the delegation and said that the Council is determined to send...

    posted on MON 30 APR 2018
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    Dispatches from the Field: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh and Rohingya Refugees

    Following a stopover in Kuwait City, which included a dinner hosted by the Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah, the Council delegation travelled to Cox’s Bazar, its first stop on the visiting mission. Meetings with...

    posted on SUN 29 APR 2018
  3. Insights

    Western Sahara: Mandate Renewal*

    This afternoon (27 April), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for six months, until 31 October. Prior to the adoption, the Council was briefed...

    posted on FRI 27 APR 2018
  4. Insights

    Security Council Visiting Mission to Bangladesh and Myanmar

    The Security Council embarked on a visiting mission to Bangladesh and Myanmar yesterday evening (26 April). The first stop for the delegation is Kuwait City, where the Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah...

    posted on FRI 27 APR 2018
  5. Insights

    Middle East Open Debate

    Tomorrow (26 April), Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is expected to brief at the quarterly open debate on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Recent negative developments on the ground and a rise in political tensions are...

    posted on WED 25 APR 2018
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    Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: Security Council High-Level Briefing*

    Tomorrow (25 April), the Security Council will hold a briefing on peacebuilding and sustaining peace to coincide with the two day high-level General Assembly event (24-25 April) on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and the Chair of the...

    posted on TUE 24 APR 2018
  7. Insights

    Syria: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation

    Tomorrow (25 April), the Council will receive a briefing on Syria from Mark Lowcock, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. Lowcock, who briefed the Council on 17 April, is expected to present the monthly report of the Secretary-General on the humanitarian...

    posted on TUE 24 APR 2018
  8. Insights

    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei: Council to Renew Mission’s Support to the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism

    On Monday (23 April), the Security Council is expected to renew the support of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) to the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JBVMM) for an additional six months. The draft passed silence...

    posted on SUN 22 APR 2018
  9. Insights

    Security Council’s Retreat with the Secretary-General

    The annual Security Council retreat with the Secretary-General will take place on 21 and 22 April. Unlike previous years, when members have generally met at the Greentree Estate on Long Island, this year they will meet in Backåkra, the private...

    posted on FRI 20 APR 2018
  10. Insights

    Youth, Peace and Security: Open Debate

    On Monday (23 April), the Security Council will hold an open debate on youth, peace and security. The lead author of the progress study on youth, peace and security, Graeme Simpson, and the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, will...

    posted on FRI 20 APR 2018
  11. Insights

    Liberia: Briefing and Presidential Statement on the End of UNMIL

    This afternoon (19 April), the Security Council is holding a briefing on Liberia, during which it is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the conclusion of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). Alexander Zuev, Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of...

    posted on THU 19 APR 2018
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    Colombia: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (19 April), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing on the situation in Colombia by Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, Jean Arnault. The Foreign Minister of Colombia, María...

    posted on WED 18 APR 2018
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    Central African Republic and Sudan: Informal Interactive Dialogue on Joint AU-UN Visit

    Tomorrow (18 April), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix and AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui (via VTC) are expected to brief Council members in an informal interactive dialogue on their joint visit to Sudan and the Central...

    posted on TUE 17 APR 2018
  14. Insights

    Syria: A Council Divided

    The Security Council’s engagement on Syria during the past week has represented one of the body’s most divisive periods in the post-Cold War era, triggered by an alleged chemical weapons attack on the city of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta, on...

    posted on TUE 17 APR 2018
  15. Insights

    Yemen: First Briefing by Special Envoy*

    Tomorrow (17 April), the Security Council will receive a briefing from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. Following the public meeting, Council members are expected to hold closed consultations for further...

    posted on MON 16 APR 2018
  16. Insights

    Women, Peace and Security: Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict

    On Monday (16 April), the Security Council will hold an open debate on “preventing sexual violence in conflict through empowerment, gender equality and access to justice”. The debate will be chaired by Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra Velásquez, Permanent Representative of Peru...

    posted on FRI 13 APR 2018
  17. Insights

    Syria: Vote on Competing Drafts*

    This afternoon (10 April), the Security Council is expected to meet to vote on possibly three draft resolutions: two competing drafts (by the US and Russia) aimed at establishing a UN Independent Mechanism of Investigation (UNIMI) and a Russian draft...

    posted on TUE 10 APR 2018
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    UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (10 April), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) for another year. MINUJUSTH was established on 16 October as a smaller successor mission...

    posted on MON 9 APR 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Douma

    This afternoon (9 April), the Security Council will hold a meeting to discuss the alleged chemical weapons attack in the city of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta on 7 April. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and the Deputy to...

    posted on MON 9 APR 2018
  20. Insights

    Arria-formula Meeting on Synergies between the UN and Regional and Subregional Organisations in Addressing Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime*

    On Monday (9 April), Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “Enhancing synergies between the United Nations and regional and subregional organisations to address the nexus between terrorism and transnational organised crime”. The meeting is open to member states,...

    posted on FRI 6 APR 2018
  21. Insights

    Briefing on Salisbury Chemical Weapons Attack

    The Security Council will meet this afternoon (5 April) at Russia’s request to discuss the latest developments related to the 4 March use of a nerve agent in Salisbury, United Kingdom on Sergei Skripal, a former Russian intelligence officer who...

    posted on THU 5 APR 2018
  22. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for April

    Peru is the president of the Security Council in April. Its presidency will feature a ministerial-level briefing on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, which will take place back to back and in cooperation with the President of the General Assembly’s high-level...

    posted on MON 2 APR 2018