Dates: OCTOBER 2018

  1. Insights

    Western Sahara: Resolution to Renew Mandate of MINURSO

    This afternoon (31 October), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution that extends for six months the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), and expresses full support for the intention of the Secretary-General...

    posted on WED 31 OCT 2018
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Resolution to be Adopted on Ebola

    Tomorrow morning (30 October), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The resolution was initiated by Ethiopia, which worked in close cooperation with Sweden. Several...

    posted on MON 29 OCT 2018
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    Cyprus Consultations

    Tomorrow (30 October), Security Council members are expected to be briefed on Cyprus in consultations by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo. DiCarlo is likely to focus her briefing on the 15 October Secretary-General’s report (S/2018/919) on his good offices...

    posted on MON 29 OCT 2018
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    Arria-formula Meeting on Children Born of Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

    Tomorrow (26 October), Poland, in partnership with Bolivia, France, Germany and South Africa, will organise an Arria-formula meeting on the plight and rights of children born of wartime sexual violence. The briefers include Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual...

    posted on THU 25 OCT 2018
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    Water, Peace and Security Arria-formula Meeting

    Tomorrow afternoon (26 October), an Arria-formula meeting will be held on water, peace and security. The meeting is being co-hosted by Security Council members Bolivia, Côte d’Ivoire, and the Netherlands; incoming members Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Germany, and Indonesia; and...

    posted on THU 25 OCT 2018
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    Syria: Briefing by the Special Envoy on Efforts to Establish a Constitutional Committee

    Tomorrow (26 October), at the request of France, the UK and the US, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will brief the Council via video-teleconference on his efforts to facilitate the establishment of a constitutional committee for Syria. At his...

    posted on THU 25 OCT 2018
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    Women, Peace and Security: Open Debate

    Tomorrow (25 October), the Security Council will hold its annual open debate on Women, Peace and Security entitled “Promoting the Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and Sustaining Peace through Women’s Political and Economic Empowerment”. Secretary-General António Guterres,...

    posted on WED 24 OCT 2018
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    Myanmar Briefing

    Tomorrow (24 October), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing from Marzuki Darusman, the chair of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, on the Mission’s report, which was released on 27 August. The Fact-Finding Mission, established by...

    posted on TUE 23 OCT 2018
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    Yemen: Briefing on the Humanitarian Crisis

    Tomorrow afternoon (23 October), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, focusing on the link between the war, food insecurity and the risk of famine. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is expected to...

    posted on MON 22 OCT 2018
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    Central African Republic Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (23 October), Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, the Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA); Ambassador Léon Houadja Kacou Adom (Côte d’Ivoire), the chair of the 2127 Central African Republic (CAR) Sanctions...

    posted on MON 22 OCT 2018
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    Women, Peace and Security: Arria-formula meeting on conflict-related sexual violence and sanctions

    On Monday (22 October), the Netherlands, Côte d’Ivoire, France and Peru will co-host an Arria-formula meeting entitled “Moving from a Culture of Impunity to a Culture of Deterrence: The Use of Sanctions in Addressing Sexual Violence in Conflict.” According to...

    posted on SAT 20 OCT 2018
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    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur: Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (22 October), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is scheduled to brief the Security Council on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Secretary-General’s 90-day report (S/2018/912). The briefing will be followed by consultations. The Secretary-General’s...

    posted on FRI 19 OCT 2018
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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Open Debate

    Tomorrow (18 October), the Security Council is expected to hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov, and Hagai El-Ad, an Israeli human rights activist who serves as...

    posted on WED 17 OCT 2018
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    The Role of Natural Resources as a Root Cause of Conflict Briefing

    Tomorrow (16 October) the Security Council will hold a briefing at the initiative of Bolivia, this month’s Council president, on the role of natural resources as a root cause of conflict. Secretary-General António Guterres is scheduled to brief, and Council...

    posted on MON 15 OCT 2018
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    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei: Council Renews Mission’s Support to the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism

    Today (11 October), the Security Council renewed until 15 April 2019 the support of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) to the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JBVMM), established in 2011 to conduct monitoring and verification activities...

    posted on THU 11 OCT 2018
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    Dispatches from the Field: The Council Concludes its Visiting Mission to the DRC

    Yesterday (7 October) the Security Council completed its visiting mission to Kinshasa. The final day consisted of a series of meetings with MONUSCO, as well as one meeting with female political candidates for the upcoming presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections....

    posted on MON 8 OCT 2018
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    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Kinshasa with President Kabila, Government Officials, Political Parties, and Civil Society Organizations

    Today (Saturday, 6 October) was an extremely busy day for Council members, with a series of meetings with senior government officials, opposition and pro-government political parties, and civil society organizations. Meetings with Government Officials The back-to-back meetings culminated at the...

    posted on SAT 6 OCT 2018
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    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings with the Independent National Electoral Commission and MONUSCO in Kinshasa

    Today (5 October), the Security Council began its visiting mission to the DRC with meetings with the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) and the leadership of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO). Soon after arriving in Kinshasa...

    posted on FRI 5 OCT 2018
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    Security Council Visiting Mission to the DRC

    The Security Council leaves today on a visiting mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that will run from Friday (5 October) through Sunday (7 October). This will be the Council’s 14th visit to the DRC. The most...

    posted on THU 4 OCT 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work for October

    Bolivia is the president of the Security Council in October. The programme of work was adopted earlier today. As its signature event, Bolivia intends to hold a meeting on the role of natural resources as a root cause of conflict,...

    posted on MON 1 OCT 2018