Dates: JUNE 2018

  1. Insights

    Mine Action: Briefing

    This afternoon (29 June), the Security Council will be briefed on mine action by Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions Alexander Zuev. It will consider the Secretary-General’s report on mine action (S/2018/623), requested in resolution 2365. Members...

    posted on FRI 29 JUN 2018
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    Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: Briefing and Informal Interactive Dialogue

    On 29 June, the Security Council will hold a briefing for the presentation of the PBC’s annual report. Ambassadors Ion Jinga (Romania) and Cho Tae-yul (Republic of Korea), the current and former chairs, respectively, of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) are...

    posted on THU 28 JUN 2018
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Renewal of the Sanctions Regime

    Tomorrow (29 June), the Security Council is set to renew the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime until 1 July 2019 and the mandate of the Group of Experts assisting the DRC Sanctions Committee until 1 August 2019....

    posted on THU 28 JUN 2018
  4. Insights

    South Sudan: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (28 June), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in South Sudan from Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Bintou Keita. Council members will hold consultations following the briefing. Keita will brief the Council on...

    posted on WED 27 JUN 2018
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    Mali: Renewal of MINUSMA’s mandate

    Tomorrow (28 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The first draft was circulated by France, the penholder on Mali, early last week, and...

    posted on WED 27 JUN 2018
  6. Insights

    Iran Nuclear Agreement: Briefing on the Implementation of Resolution 2231

    This afternoon (27 June), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231, adopted in July 2015, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary...

    posted on WED 27 JUN 2018
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    Syria: Briefing and Consultations on political and humanitarian developments

    Tomorrow (27 June), the Security Council expects to be briefed on political and humanitarian developments in Syria. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will brief on political matters, while OCHA’s Director of Operations John Ging will brief on the humanitarian situation....

    posted on TUE 26 JUN 2018
  8. Insights

    Middle East and North Africa Debate

    On Monday (25 June), the Council will hold a debate on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, which is expected to focus on root causes of conflict in these regions and ways to address these conflicts. Secretary-General...

    posted on FRI 22 JUN 2018
  9. Insights

    Informal Working Group on Documentation and other Procedural Questions Meeting

    This afternoon (Thursday, 21 June), the Informal Working Group on Documentation and other Procedural Questions (IWG) will hold its second formal meeting since Kuwait took over the chairmanship of the IWG in January. Assuming the chairmanship soon after the Security...

    posted on THU 21 JUN 2018
  10. Insights

    Central African Republic: Briefing and Informal Interactive Dialogue

    Tomorrow (21 June), Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) Parfait Onanga-Anyanga; Special Representative of the AU to the Central African Republic (CAR) Moussa Nebie; and General Herminio Teodoro Maio,...

    posted on WED 20 JUN 2018
  11. Insights

    Middle East (Israel/Palestine): Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (19 June), Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov is expected to brief the Security Council during the monthly meeting on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). The briefing will be followed by consultations. At press time, it seems that most members are not...

    posted on MON 18 JUN 2018
  12. Insights

    Yemen Consultations

    This afternoon (18 June), UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths will brief Council members in closed consultations via video-teleconference. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock will also brief. Griffiths is expected to present a framework for peace talks and update members...

    posted on MON 18 JUN 2018
  13. Insights

    Iraq: Vote to renew UNAMI mandate

    Tomorrow (14 June), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) for ten months, until 31 May 2019. It seems that the US, the penholder, was aiming for an earlier adoption...

    posted on WED 13 JUN 2018
  14. Insights

    Yemen: Consultations on Attack on Hodeidah

    Tomorrow at noon, Security Council members will meet in consultations to discuss the Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE)-led coalition offensive on the port city of Hodeidah, held by Houthi rebels. The UK requested the session earlier this afternoon....

    posted on WED 13 JUN 2018
  15. Insights

    Mali: Briefing and Consultations Ahead of Mandate Renewal and Presidential Elections

    Tomorrow (14 June), the Security Council will be briefed on the situation in Mali by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, followed by consultations. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Mali, Tiéman Hubert Coulibaly, is also...

    posted on WED 13 JUN 2018
  16. Insights

    Maritime Crime as a Threat to International Peace and Security: Arria-formula Meeting

    Tomorrow (13 June), there will be an Arria-formula meeting on maritime crime as a threat to international peace and security. The meeting is being organised by Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, the Netherlands, and the US, and moderated by Simone...

    posted on TUE 12 JUN 2018
  17. Insights

    Yemen Consultations

    This morning at 11 am, Security Council members will hold consultations on Yemen. The focus is expected to be on the possibility of an imminent attack on the port city of Hodeidah. The UK, the penholder on Yemen, requested the...

    posted on MON 11 JUN 2018
  18. Insights

    Libya: Reauthorisation of Maritime Interdiction and Addition of Names to Sanctions List

    There have been several recent developments related to Libya sanctions. On Monday (11 June), the Security Council is expected to reauthorise the sanctions measures contained in resolution 2292, which is aimed at implementing the arms embargo on Libya through inspection...

    posted on FRI 8 JUN 2018
  19. Insights

    Ukraine: Security Council Adopts Presidential Statement

    Today (6 June), the Security Council adopted a presidential statement on Ukraine. This was the first formal outcome that the Council has been able to produce on Ukraine since 17 February 2015, when it adopted resolution 2202 endorsing the Minsk...

    posted on WED 6 JUN 2018
  20. Insights

    Youth, Peace and Security: Vote on Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (6 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on youth, peace and security under the agenda item “maintenance of international peace and security.” The adoption follows the 23 April open debate on this issue, convened...

    posted on TUE 5 JUN 2018
  21. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for June

    Russia is the president of the Security Council in June. As its signature event, it plans to hold a debate late in the month that focuses on the roots of crisis in the Middle East and North Africa. The month...

    posted on FRI 1 JUN 2018
  22. Insights

    Middle East (Israel/Palestine): Vote Today on Draft Resolution*

    Today (1 June), the Security Council is expected to meet to vote on a draft resolution proposed by Kuwait focusing on the protection of civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Gaza. Prior to this vote, there may be a...

    posted on FRI 1 JUN 2018