Dates: DECEMBER 2018

  1. Insights

    Security Council to Vote on Yemen Resolution

    The Security Council is expected to vote early this afternoon on a draft resolution that endorses the agreements reached by the government of Yemen and the Houthi rebel group during the UN-led consultations held in Sweden from 6 to 13 December. The...

    posted on FRI 21 DEC 2018
  2. Insights

    Arria-formula Meeting on Protecting Medical Care in Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow morning (21 December), there will be an Arria-formula meeting at 11 a.m.in the ECOSOC chamber, open to all member states and to civil society, on “Protecting medical care in armed conflict – from policy to practice”.The meeting is organised...

    posted on THU 20 DEC 2018
  3. Insights

    Guinea-Bissau: Briefing and Consultations on electoral preparations and UNIOGBIS strategic assessment

    Tomorrow (21 December), the Security Council expects a briefing from Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Taye-Brook Zerihoun and the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)’s chair of its Guinea-Bissau configuration, Ambassador Mauro Vieira (Brazil). The session is expected to update members on progress...

    posted on THU 20 DEC 2018
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    Briefing on the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel

    This afternoon (20 December), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the “UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS), an integrated response to peacebuilding and sustaining peace in the Sahel”. It will hear briefings from the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser...

    posted on THU 20 DEC 2018
  5. Insights

    Presidential Statement on the Advisory Role of the Peacebuilding Commission

    This afternoon (18 December), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)’s advisory role to the Security Council on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. Sweden, which has served for the past two years as...

    posted on TUE 18 DEC 2018
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    Vote on Draft Resolution on the Financing of AU Peace Support Operations*

    Tomorrow (19 December), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution on the financing of AU peace support operations. An initial draft was circulated by the three African members on the Council (Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Equatorial...

    posted on TUE 18 DEC 2018
  7. Insights

    Briefing on Drug Trafficking in West Africa

    Tomorrow afternoon (19 December), the Security Council will hold a meeting on “Drug trafficking in West Africa as a threat to stability” with a briefing, via VTC, by Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Yury Fedotov....

    posted on TUE 18 DEC 2018
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    South Sudan: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (18 December), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on South Sudan (S/2018/1103). Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten may also brief...

    posted on MON 17 DEC 2018
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    Meeting on the Situation in Kosovo

    This afternoon (17 December), the Council will hold an emergency meeting on the situation in Kosovo. Serbia requested the meeting in a 14 December letter to the President of the Council, citing the decision of the Kosovo authorities to transform...

    posted on MON 17 DEC 2018
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    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations on Political Process and Humanitarian Crisis

    Tomorrow morning (14 December), the Council expects to hear briefings from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths (via VTC from Amman), and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. The UK requested the session, which follows the conclusion earlier...

    posted on THU 13 DEC 2018
  11. Insights

    Syria: Resolution on Cross-border Humanitarian Access and Humanitarian Briefing

    Later today (13 December), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution prepared by Sweden and Kuwait renewing the authorisation for cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access to Syria. There were two rounds of negotiations with all Council...

    posted on THU 13 DEC 2018
  12. Insights

    Resolution on Police, Justice and Corrections

    Tomorrow (13 December), the Council is set to adopt a resolution drafted by the Netherlands and Côte d’Ivoire on the rule of law in the context of peace operations, on “strengthening support to police, justice and corrections areas in peacekeeping...

    posted on WED 12 DEC 2018
  13. Insights

    Briefing on Iran and Non-proliferation

    On Wednesday (12 December) the Security Council will hold its semiannual briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme.  Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo will present the...

    posted on TUE 11 DEC 2018
  14. Insights

    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID): Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (11 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a presidential statement on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The initial draft was circulated by the UK, the penholder on Darfur, to the full Council on 5 November....

    posted on MON 10 DEC 2018
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    Arria-Formula Meeting on the Role of the Security Council in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Atrocity Crime Prevention

    On Monday afternoon (10 December), an Arria-formula meeting has been scheduled on “Raising the effectiveness of atrocity crimes prevention: role of the United Nations Security Council and its Members”. The meeting has been organised by Poland, in partnership with Belgium,...

    posted on SUN 9 DEC 2018
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    Renewal of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)*

    Tomorrow (7 December), the Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and the authorisation for French forces in the CAR to use all means...

    posted on THU 6 DEC 2018
  17. Insights

    Open Debate on Cooperation between the UN and Regional and Sub-Regional Organisations

    Tomorrow (6 December), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organisations, focusing on the role of states, regional arrangements and the UN in the prevention and resolution of conflicts....

    posted on WED 5 DEC 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work for December

    Côte d’Ivoire is the president of the Security Council in December. The programme of work was adopted earlier today. During its presidency, Côte d’Ivoire will hold two signature meetings. The first will be a debate on economic recovery in post-conflict...

    posted on MON 3 DEC 2018
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    Iraq: Briefing on ISIL/Dae’sh Accountability (UNITAD)

    Tomorrow (4 December), the Council will receive the first-ever briefing by Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, the Special Adviser and head of the UN Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh (UNITAD). Khan will brief Council members on his first report (S/2018/1031)....

    posted on MON 3 DEC 2018