Dates: SEPTEMBER 2018

  1. Insights

    Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK): Ministerial-level Meeting

    Tomorrow morning (27 September), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level meeting on efforts to denuclearise the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to chair the meeting. Under Rule 37 of the...

    posted on WED 26 SEP 2018
  2. Insights

    Countering Proliferation: Security Council Summit

    Tomorrow morning (26 September), the Security Council will hold a summit-level meeting on countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), chaired by US President Donald Trump. The US, this month’s Council president, initiated the meeting to discuss ways...

    posted on TUE 25 SEP 2018
  3. Insights

    Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict: Presidential Statement

    This afternoon (21 September), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a presidential statement recognising the contribution of the updated Aide Memoire, a document designed to facilitate the Council’s consideration of issues pertaining to protection of civilians in armed conflict....

    posted on FRI 21 SEP 2018
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    Peacekeeping Performance: Vote on a Draft Resolution

    Tomorrow (21 September), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution on peacekeeping performance. Council members met once in person at expert level to discuss the draft, which was prepared by the US, and subsequent negotiations took...

    posted on THU 20 SEP 2018
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    Yemen: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation

    Tomorrow afternoon (21 September), the Security Council will have a briefing on the humanitarian situation in Yemen by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. Fighting has escalated around Hodeidah since the Houthis’ failure to attend the Geneva political consultations earlier...

    posted on THU 20 SEP 2018
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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Briefing

    Tomorrow (20 September), Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is scheduled to brief the Security Council in the monthly meeting on the situation in the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Mladenov is expected to discuss recent political, humanitarian...

    posted on WED 19 SEP 2018
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    South Sudan Briefing

    Tomorrow (18 September), 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, Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Nicholas Haysom and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development...

    posted on MON 17 SEP 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation and Political Developments

    Tomorrow (18 September), the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the humanitarian situation and political developments in Syria. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will brief the Council. The...

    posted on MON 17 SEP 2018
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    DPRK/Non-proliferation Briefing

    On Monday morning (17 September), the Security Council will hold an open briefing on the implementation of sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The meeting was requested by the US, and its ambassador Nikki Haley is expected...

    posted on SUN 16 SEP 2018
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    UN Support Mission in Libya Mandate Renewal

    Today (13 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for another year until 15 September 2019. The first draft was circulated by the UK, the penholder...

    posted on THU 13 SEP 2018
  11. Insights

    Colombia: Mission Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (13 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing until 25 September 2019 the mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The draft, which was prepared by the UK, passed silence procedure this morning and...

    posted on WED 12 SEP 2018
  12. Insights

    Peacekeeping Reform Debate

    Tomorrow (12 September), the Security Council will hold a debate on peacekeeping reform. The Council will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix and Sarah Blakemore, Chief Executive of the NGO Keeping Children Safe. Although no outcome will...

    posted on TUE 11 SEP 2018
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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    This afternoon (11 September), UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths is expected to brief the Council on Yemen via video teleconference from Amman. The UK requested the meeting to follow up on the Geneva consultations that the Special Envoy sought to...

    posted on TUE 11 SEP 2018
  14. Insights

    Briefing on Corruption and Conflict and Arria-Formula meeting on Venezuela and Corruption

    On Monday (10 September), the Security Council is scheduled to have a briefing under the agenda item “Maintenance of International Peace and Security” entitled “Corruption and Conflict”. It seems that the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) advocated for...

    posted on FRI 7 SEP 2018
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    Syria: Briefing and Arria-Formula meeting on Idlib

    Tomorrow (7 September), the Security Council is scheduled to receive briefings on the political and humanitarian situation in the Syrian northern governorate of Idlib and adjacent areas close to the Turkish border. The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de...

    posted on THU 6 SEP 2018
  16. Insights

    Nicaragua Briefing

    Tomorrow (5 September), the US, this month’s Security Council president, is planning to hold a Council meeting on the situation in Nicaragua. A procedural vote to determine whether to convene the meeting is possible. If the meeting is held, briefers...

    posted on TUE 4 SEP 2018
  17. Insights

    Security Council “Unofficial Calendar of Events” in September

    The US is the president of the Security Council in September. In a highly unusual development, Council members were unable to reach agreement on the provisional programme of work for the month, given disagreement over whether to include Nicaragua on...

    posted on TUE 4 SEP 2018