Dates: MAY 2018

  1. Insights

    South Sudan Sanctions Vote*

    Tomorrow (31 May), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution renewing the South Sudan sanctions regime and the mandate of the Panel of Experts of the South Sudan Sanctions Committee, both of which expire on 31...

    posted on WED 30 MAY 2018
  2. Insights

    Ukraine Briefing

    On Tuesday (29 May), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the situation in Ukraine, chaired by Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz. Ukraine and the Netherlands will be represented at the ministerial-level by Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Vice...

    posted on FRI 25 MAY 2018
  3. Insights

    Security Council to adopt a resolution on hunger in armed conflict

    Tomorrow (24 May), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the link between armed conflict and violence, and conflict-induced food insecurity, including the threat of famine. This adoption follows the 23 March Council briefing on this issue...

    posted on WED 23 MAY 2018
  4. Insights

    Burundi Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (24 May), Special Envoy Michel Kafando and Ambassador Jürg Lauber (Switzerland), the chair of the Burundi Configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), will brief the Security Council on Burundi. The briefing will be followed by consultations, where an OHCHR...

    posted on WED 23 MAY 2018
  5. Insights

    G5 Sahel Joint Force Briefing

    Tomorrow (23 May), the Security Council will convene a briefing on the joint force of the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5 Sahel), or FC-G5S. The anticipated briefers are Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Bintou Keita, Permanent Secretary of...

    posted on TUE 22 MAY 2018
  6. Insights

    Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (23 May), the Security Council will hold its scheduled monthly meeting on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). The Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, is expected to brief from Jerusalem via video-teleconference, and some members may...

    posted on TUE 22 MAY 2018
  7. Insights

    Protection of Civilians: Ministerial-level Open Debate

    Tomorrow (22 May), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The debate will be chaired by Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz of Poland, which holds the presidency of the Council this...

    posted on MON 21 MAY 2018
  8. Insights

    Libya Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (21 May), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in Libya. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salamé is expected to brief...

    posted on FRI 18 MAY 2018
  9. Insights

    UN Security Council and EU Political and Security Committee Informal Meeting

    Tomorrow morning (18 May), UN Security Council members will hold an informal meeting with members of the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC). Members of the PSC are the Brussels-based ambassadors of EU member states, dealing with the EU’s common...

    posted on THU 17 MAY 2018
  10. Insights

    Guinea-Bissau: Briefing

    Tomorrow (16 May), the Security Council will meet on Guinea-Bissau. Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Executive Director of the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov and Ambassador Mauro Viera (Brazil), as the chair of the...

    posted on TUE 15 MAY 2018
  11. Insights

    Syria: Special Envoy Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (16 May), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing by Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, followed by consultations. Last month, the alleged chemical weapons attack of 7 April on the city of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta, led...

    posted on TUE 15 MAY 2018
  12. Insights

    Upholding International Law Open Debate

    On Thursday (17 May), the Security Council will hold an open debate on the “Maintenance of international peace and security: Upholding international law within the context of the maintenance of international peace and security”. The open debate will be presided...

    posted on TUE 15 MAY 2018
  13. Insights

    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei: Council to Vote on Draft Resolution

    Tomorrow (15 May), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 November. An initial draft was circulated to Council members by the US, the penholder on UNISFA, on...

    posted on MON 14 MAY 2018
  14. Insights

    Israel/Palestine Meeting*

    Tomorrow (15 May), at the request of Kuwait, a public briefing of the Security Council will be convened under the agenda item “the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process...

    posted on MON 14 MAY 2018
  15. Insights

    AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Resolution and Meeting on UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)

    Tomorrow (15 May), the Security Council is set to reauthorise the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 July and to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The UN Special Representative and...

    posted on MON 14 MAY 2018
  16. Insights

    Myanmar: Briefing and Consultations Following Visiting Mission

    On Monday (14 May), the Security Council will be briefed by Ambassador Mansour Al Otaibi (Kuwait), Ambassador Gustavo Meza Cuadra Velásquez (Peru) and Ambassador Karen Pierce (UK), the three co-leads on the Council’s visiting mission to Bangladesh and Myanmar from...

    posted on FRI 11 MAY 2018
  17. Insights

    Peacekeeping Presidential Statement

    On Monday (14 May), Security Council members are expected to adopt a presidential statement on peacekeeping operations. The statement, which was drafted by the Netherlands, builds on the themes raised in the 28 March open debate on “Collective Action to...

    posted on FRI 11 MAY 2018
  18. Insights

    South Sudan: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (8 May), 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 the Special Envoy for South Sudan of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Ismail...

    posted on MON 7 MAY 2018
  19. Insights

    Children and Armed Conflict: Arria-formula Meeting on Action Plans

    This afternoon (7 May), Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “Ending and Preventing Grave Violations against Children through Action Plans: Best Practices from African States”. The Arria-formula meeting has been organised by Poland in partnership with Côte d’Ivoire,...

    posted on MON 7 MAY 2018
  20. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for May

    Poland is the president of the Security Council in May. During its presidency there will be two open debates. The first one will focus on the Council’s role in upholding international law. It will be chaired by the President of...

    posted on THU 3 MAY 2018
  21. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Rakhine State, Myanmar

    2 May 2018: The final day of the Council mission (Tuesday) saw the delegation visiting Rakhine State before heading back to New York. The day started with a short flight to Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State. Upon landing members...

    posted on WED 2 MAY 2018