Dates: AUGUST 2018

  1. Insights

    UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Mandate Renewal

    This afternoon (30 August), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution renewing for another year the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which expires on 31 August. Following two rounds of negotiations and one...

    posted on THU 30 AUG 2018
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    Guinea-Bissau Briefing

    Tomorrow (30 August), the Security Council will have a briefing on Guinea-Bissau. The briefers will be the Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), José Viegas Filho; Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba (Equatorial Guinea), chair...

    posted on WED 29 AUG 2018
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    DPRK: Briefing on the Work of the 1718 Committee

    Tomorrow afternoon (30 August), the chair of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Karel van Oosterom (Netherlands), will brief Council members in consultations on the work of the committee during the past three months. Earlier...

    posted on WED 29 AUG 2018
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    Mali Sanctions Regime Renewal

    Tomorrow (30 August), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the sanctions regime on Mali established by resolution 2374 last year and the mandate of the Panel of Experts. The sanctions measures would target individuals and entities...

    posted on WED 29 AUG 2018
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    Mediation and Settlement of Disputes Open Debate

    Tomorrow (29 August), there will be an open debate of the Security Council on mediation and the peaceful resolution of conflicts. Secretary-General António Guterres; Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who is a member of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on...

    posted on TUE 28 AUG 2018
  6. Insights

    Myanmar: Briefing One Year After the Start of the Refugee Crisis

    Tomorrow (28 August), the Security Council will be briefed by Secretary-General António Guterres, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett, and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator Tegegnework Gettu on the situation in Myanmar and the Rohingya refugee crisis. The UK Minister...

    posted on MON 27 AUG 2018
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    DRC Briefing on the Electoral Process

    On Monday (27 August), the Security Council will be briefed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) via video-teleconference by Special Representative and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) Leila Zerrougui; President of the...

    posted on FRI 24 AUG 2018
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    UN Regional Office for Central Africa: Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (10 August), the Council is set to adopt a presidential statement on the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), welcoming the renewal of its mandate for another three years, from 1 September to 31 August 2021. The backdrop...

    posted on THU 9 AUG 2018
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    South Sudan Consultations

    Tomorrow (10 August), Security Council members will hold consultations on South Sudan, focusing on the link between conflict and hunger as well as recent developments in the peace process. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and Special Envoy for Sudan...

    posted on THU 9 AUG 2018
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    West Africa and the Sahel Presidential Statement

    The Security Council is ready to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel. Côte d’Ivoire, in cooperation with Sweden, shared the draft with Council members on 30 July. Members held one meeting on the text the following...

    posted on TUE 7 AUG 2018
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    Western Sahara Consultations

    On 8 August, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy to Western Sahara, Horst Köhler, is expected to brief Security Council members in closed consultations. No Council product appears planned, with the exception of possible press elements. In resolution 2414 this past April,...

    posted on TUE 7 AUG 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work in August

    The UK is the Security Council president in August. As a centrepiece of its presidency, the UK plans to hold an open debate on mediation and settlement of disputes late in the month. Secretary-General António Guterres; Justin Welby, the Archbishop...

    posted on WED 1 AUG 2018