Dates: FEBRUARY 2019

  1. Insights

    UN Integrated Peacebuilding Operation in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (28 February), the Security Council will adopt a resolution renewing for one year the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Operation in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS). This year’s mandate renewal comes as the Council has been considering a proposal of the...

    posted on WED 27 FEB 2019
  2. Insights

    Venezuela: Two Competing Draft Resolutions*

    Tomorrow (28 February), the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the situation in Venezuela. Council members may vote on two competing draft resolutions, produced by the US and Russia, respectively. At press time, it seems that the...

    posted on WED 27 FEB 2019
  3. Insights

    Myanmar: Briefing and Consultations with Special Envoy

    Tomorrow afternoon (28 February), Special Envoy Christine Schraner Burgener will brief the Security Council on her recent visits to Myanmar and Bangladesh. The briefing will be followed by consultations where members will be able to have a more interactive discussion...

    posted on WED 27 FEB 2019
  4. Insights

    Syria: First Political Briefing by Pedersen

    Tomorrow (28 February), Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen, who assumed his position on 7 January, will provide his first briefing to the Security Council on the political situation in Syria. The meeting takes place two weeks before the eighth anniversary...

    posted on WED 27 FEB 2019
  5. Insights

    “Silencing the Guns in Africa” Open Debate

    Tomorrow (27 February) the Security Council will hold a high-level open debate on how the AU and UN can cooperate to end conflict in Africa under the agenda item “Cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organizations: Silencing the...

    posted on TUE 26 FEB 2019
  6. Insights

    Yemen: Council to Renew Sanctions Regime

    Tomorrow (26 February), the Security Council will adopt a resolution that renews the financial and travel ban sanctions established in resolution 2140 in February 2014 to be applied against individuals or entities threatening the peace, security and stability of Yemen...

    posted on MON 25 FEB 2019
  7. Insights

    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur: Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (25 February), the Security Council will be briefed by Assistant Secretary-General for Africa Bintou Keita on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report (S/2019/44) on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The briefing will be followed by consultations, which may...

    posted on SUN 24 FEB 2019
  8. Insights

    Djibouti/Eritrea Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (21 February), Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo is expected to brief Council members in consultations on Eritrea-Djibouti relations under the agenda item “Peace and Security in Africa”. The briefing is taking place in accordance with...

    posted on WED 20 FEB 2019
  9. Insights

    Central African Republic Briefing

    The Council is expected to hold a briefing tomorrow (21 February) on the Central African Republic. Consultations are scheduled to follow, although they may be cancelled, especially if all members decide to make statements in the open chamber. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga,...

    posted on WED 20 FEB 2019
  10. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Council Mission to Guinea-Bissau

    Security Council members visited Guinea-Bissau from 15 to 16 February, following the mission’s first stop in Côte d’Ivoire. The Guinea-Bissau leg was organised as a conflict prevention initiative, just weeks before legislative elections scheduled for 10 March—which were delayed twice...

    posted on SUN 17 FEB 2019
  11. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Côte d’Ivoire and Transitions from Peacekeeping to Non-Mission Settings

    Security Council members arrived in Abidjan on Thursday evening (14 February). The next morning (15 February), they held meetings with Foreign Minister Marcel Amon-Tanoh at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan at the presidential...

    posted on SAT 16 FEB 2019
  12. Insights

    Visiting Mission to Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau

    Security Council members leave this evening (13 February) for Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau. Equatorial Guinea, this month’s Council president, and Côte d’Ivoire are co-leading the mission, planned for 14 to 16 February. The highlight of the Ivorian leg will be...

    posted on WED 13 FEB 2019
  13. Insights

    Ukraine Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (12 February), the Security Council will hold a meeting on the situation in Ukraine. On 8 February (Friday), Russia requested the meeting to mark the anniversary of the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”,...

    posted on MON 11 FEB 2019
  14. Insights

    Children and Armed Conflict: Arria-formula Meeting on “Protection of Boys and Girls in Shrinking Humanitarian Space”

    Tomorrow morning (12 February) at 10 am in Conference Room 6 there will be an open Arria-formula meeting on the protection of children affected by armed conflict in contexts where humanitarian space is shrinking, with a specific focus on the...

    posted on MON 11 FEB 2019
  15. Insights

    Arria-formula Meeting: Accountability for Conflict-related Sexual Violence

    Tomorrow morning (8 February) at 10 am, there will be an Arria-formula meeting in the Trusteeship Council Chamber on the preventive impact of criminal accountability for conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence. The meeting was organised by Germany, in partnership with...

    posted on THU 7 FEB 2019
  16. Insights

    Kosovo Briefing

    This afternoon (7 February), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), in line with the longstanding practice of holding these meetings on a quarterly basis. The frequency of reporting on UNMIK...

    posted on THU 7 FEB 2019
  17. Insights

    Sudan Sanctions Regime Renewal

    This afternoon (7 February), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1591 Sudan Sanctions Committee until 12 March 2020. The US, the penholder on Sudan sanctions, circulated a...

    posted on THU 7 FEB 2019
  18. Insights

    Somalia Consultations

    Tomorrow (7 February), Security Council members will hold consultations on Somalia, with Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo briefing on her 30-31 January visit to the country. DiCarlo’s visit came a few weeks after the Special Representative and...

    posted on WED 6 FEB 2019
  19. Insights

    Security Council “Plan of Action” for February 2019

    Equatorial Guinea is Council president this month. The “provisional programme of work” for the month was not adopted as planned today, due to disagreement over whether Kosovo should be on the programme. The frequency of reporting on the UN Mission...

    posted on FRI 1 FEB 2019
  20. Insights

    Debate on Mercenary Activity as a Source of Insecurity and Destabilization in Africa

    On Monday (4 February), there will be a high-level debate in the Security Council on “Mercenary activities as a source of insecurity and destabilization in Africa”. The Central African sub-region will be a focus of the discussion. President Teodoro Obiang...

    posted on FRI 1 FEB 2019