Dates: JULY 2018

  1. Insights

    Somalia: AMISOM Reauthorisation and Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Committee Briefing

    On Monday (30 July), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution reauthorising the deployment of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2019. According to the resolution, the troop level will be reduced to 20,626 by...

    posted on FRI 27 JUL 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on Humanitarian Developments and the Situation of Children

    Tomorrow (27 July), the Security Council will receive a briefing on Syria from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba. The Swedish presidency conceived the idea of addressing...

    posted on THU 26 JUL 2018
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    UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (26 July), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six months. The draft resolution was initially circulated by the UK, the penholder, to...

    posted on WED 25 JUL 2018
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    Colombia: Briefing and Consultations ahead of the Change of Government

    Tomorrow (26 July), the Security Council will receive a briefing from Jean Arnault, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The Vice President of Colombia, Óscar Naranjo, is also expected to speak....

    posted on WED 25 JUL 2018
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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Open Debate

    Tomorrow (24 July), the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is expected to brief via video-teleconference. The need to de-escalate tensions over Gaza will...

    posted on MON 23 JUL 2018
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    Afghanistan Presidential Statement

    On Monday morning (23 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the electoral process in Afghanistan. This follows the conclusion of the voter registration process on 18 July for this year’s parliamentary and district council...

    posted on SUN 22 JUL 2018
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    Myanmar Briefing

    On Monday (23 July), Council members will meet in consultations to discuss a number of issues related to the situation in Myanmar and the Rohingya refugee crisis. Briefings are expected from Special Envoy Christine Burgener; Volker Türk, the Assistant High...

    posted on FRI 20 JUL 2018
  8. Insights

    Annual Meeting with Members of the AU Peace and Security Council

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 July), members of the Security Council and members of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) will hold their 12th joint annual consultative meeting. Members of both bodies will hold informal consultations tomorrow morning ahead of the...

    posted on WED 18 JUL 2018
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    UN-AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (13 July), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN-AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 30 June 2019. This follows the 29 June adoption of resolution 2425, a technical rollover of...

    posted on THU 12 JUL 2018
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    South Sudan: Vote on Sanctions Resolution*

    Tomorrow (13 July), the Security Council will vote on a draft resolution that would renew the South Sudan Sanctions regime until 31 May 2019 and the Sanctions Committee’s Panel of Experts until 1 July 2019. The draft also calls for...

    posted on THU 12 JUL 2018
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    Central African Republic Presidential Statement

    On Friday (13 July), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) addressing the deteriorating situation in the country. The negotiations, on the whole, reflected the fact that Council members...

    posted on WED 11 JUL 2018
  12. Insights

    Climate-related Security Risks Debate

    Tomorrow (11 July), the Security Council will hold a debate on climate-related security risks. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Margot Wallström, will chair the debate. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed; Hindou Ibrahim of the International Indigenous People’s Forum on...

    posted on TUE 10 JUL 2018
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    Women, Peace and Security in the Sahel Region Briefing

    Tomorrow morning (10 July), the Security Council will hold a briefing on ‘Women, Peace and Security in the Sahel region” under the agenda item “Peace and Security in Africa”, chaired by Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina...

    posted on MON 9 JUL 2018
  14. Insights

    Children and Armed Conflict: Open Debate and Resolution

    On Monday (9 July), the Council will hold a high-level open debate on children and armed conflict with the theme, “Protecting Children Today Prevents Conflict Tomorrow”. The meeting will be chaired by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Special Representative for...

    posted on FRI 6 JUL 2018
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    International Criminal Court: Arria-formula meeting

    Tomorrow (6 July), Council members will hold an “Arria-formula” meeting to discuss the relationship between the Security Council and the International Criminal Court (ICC) and to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute establishing the ICC. The meeting, titled...

    posted on THU 5 JUL 2018
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    South Sudan Sanctions Consultations

    On Thursday (5 July), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is scheduled to brief Council members in consultations on South Sudan. Lacroix’s briefing will focus on the Secretary-General’s assessment (S/2018/653) of the security and political situation in South Sudan, requested...

    posted on TUE 3 JUL 2018
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    Yemen Consultations

    On 5 July, Security Council members will hold consultations on Yemen, receiving briefings from UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths via video-teleconference and from OCHA Director of Operations John Ging. Members may issue press elements following the meeting. Griffiths is expected...

    posted on TUE 3 JUL 2018
  18. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work in July

    Sweden is the Security Council president this month. Sweden plans to hold a high-level open debate on children and armed conflict with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven chairing. Briefings are anticipated from Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia...

    posted on MON 2 JUL 2018