Dates: JANUARY 2019

  1. Insights

    Yemen: Consultations on Implementation of Resolutions

    Tomorrow afternoon (31 January), Security Council members are expected to hear briefings in consultations on the implementation of resolutions 2451 and 2452 from the Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths (via video-teleconference from Amman); the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination...

    posted on WED 30 JAN 2019
  2. Insights

    Central African Republic Sanctions Regime Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (31 January), the Council is set to renew the Central African Republic (CAR) sanctions regime until 31 January 2020 and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the CAR Sanctions Committee until 28 February 2020. The security situation...

    posted on WED 30 JAN 2019
  3. Insights

    UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (30 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for an additional six months. Council members held one round of expert level negotiations on 25 January...

    posted on TUE 29 JAN 2019
  4. Insights

    Western Sahara Consultations

    Tomorrow (29 January), Security Council members will receive a briefing in consultations from the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General to Western Sahara, Horst Köhler. The session is being held in accordance with resolution 2440 that renewed the mandate of the UN...

    posted on MON 28 JAN 2019
  5. Insights

    Venezuela Briefing*

    Tomorrow (26 January) at 9:00 am, the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the situation in Venezuela during which it will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo. The last time the Council...

    posted on FRI 25 JAN 2019
  6. Insights

    Open Debate: “Addressing the impacts of climate-related disasters on international peace and security”

    Tomorrow (25 January), the Security Council will hold an open debate focused on addressing the impact of climate-related disasters on international peace and security. Miguel Vargas, the Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic, is expected to chair the meeting. At...

    posted on THU 24 JAN 2019
  7. Insights

    Women, Peace and Security: Arria-formula meeting on National Action Plans in the MENA region

    Tomorrow (24 January), Germany, Peru and the UK are co-hosting an Arria-formula meeting entitled “What’s next for Women, Peace and Security in the Middle East and North Africa: The Potential of National Action Plans”. The meeting will be chaired by...

    posted on WED 23 JAN 2019
  8. Insights

    Colombia: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (23 January), the Security Council will receive a briefing from Carlos Ruiz Massieu, the newly-appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The meeting will be chaired by Miguel Vargas, the Foreign...

    posted on TUE 22 JAN 2019
  9. Insights

    Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Open Debate

    On Tuesday (22 January), the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is expected to brief via video-teleconference. The meeting was originally planned for...

    posted on MON 21 JAN 2019
  10. Insights

    Meeting on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

    Tomorrow (18 January), the Security Council is scheduled to meet for a briefing and consultations on Libya. The Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salamé and Jürgen Schulz, the Deputy Permanent Representative of...

    posted on THU 17 JAN 2019
  11. Insights

    Sudan Sanctions Committee Briefing

    Tomorrow (17 January), Ambassador Joanna Wronecka (Poland), chair of the 1591 Sudan Sanctions Committee, is expected to provide the quarterly briefing to the Security Council on the work of the Committee. The briefing will be public, continuing Poland’s practice of...

    posted on WED 16 JAN 2019
  12. Insights

    Myanmar: Briefing on Latest Developments

    Security Council members will be briefed on latest developments in Myanmar in consultations later this morning. The briefers will be Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, and Assistant Secretary-General and Director of...

    posted on WED 16 JAN 2019
  13. Insights

    Yemen: Council to authorise UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement

    Tomorrow morning (16 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution establishing the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA). After initial consultations among the P5, the UK shared the draft resolution with the full Council on...

    posted on TUE 15 JAN 2019
  14. Insights

    Mali Briefing

    Tomorrow (16 January), the Security Council will be briefed on the situation in Mali by Assistant Secretary-General for Africa Bintou Keita. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Mali, Kamissa Camara, is also expected to participate in the...

    posted on TUE 15 JAN 2019
  15. Insights

    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (11 January), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative and head of the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic...

    posted on THU 10 JAN 2019
  16. Insights

    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (9 January), the Security Council is expected to have a briefing, followed by consultations, on Yemen. Anticipated briefers are Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. General Patrick Cammaert, the chair of the Redeployment...

    posted on TUE 8 JAN 2019
  17. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for January 2019

    The Dominican Republic is Security Council president this month. It is one of five new members beginning their two-year Council terms on 1 January, with Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, and South Africa. The Dominican Republic’s signature event for the month will...

    posted on WED 2 JAN 2019