Dates: APRIL 2019

  1. Insights

    UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) Mandate Renewal*

    On Tuesday (30 April), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for an additional six months until 31 October. The US, as penholder,...

    posted on MON 29 APR 2019
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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Open Debate

    On Monday (29 April), the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo is expected to brief. Nickolay Mladenov, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process—the...

    posted on FRI 26 APR 2019
  3. Insights

    Sexual Violence in Conflict: High-level Open Debate

    Tomorrow (23 April), the Security Council will hold a high-level open debate on sexual violence in conflict. Heiko Maas, the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, is expected to chair the meeting. The anticipated briefers are: Secretary-General António Guterres;...

    posted on MON 22 APR 2019
  4. Insights

    Human Rights in Peace Operations: Arria-formula Meeting

    Tomorrow (17 April), there will be a closed Arria-formula meeting on human rights in peace operations. Côte d’Ivoire, France, Germany, Kuwait, and Peru are sponsoring the meeting, which is expected to be co-chaired by Niels Annen, Minister of State at...

    posted on TUE 16 APR 2019
  5. Insights

    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (17 April), the Security Council will be briefed on the Secretary-General’s latest 90-day report (S/2019/305) on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by Joint Special Representative and head of UNAMID Jeremiah Mamabolo (via video-teleconference from Khartoum). Assistant Secretary-General...

    posted on TUE 16 APR 2019
  6. Insights

    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (15 April), the Security Council will hear briefings on Yemen from Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, both by videoconference. Virginia Gamba, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, and Muna Luqman,...

    posted on SUN 14 APR 2019
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    United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) Mandate Renewal*

    Tomorrow (12 April), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of MINUJUSTH, for a final period until 15 October. The draft resolution was circulated by the US, the penholder, on 4 April. Two meetings were...

    posted on THU 11 APR 2019
  8. Insights

    Women in Peacekeeping Open Debate

    Tomorrow (11 April), the Security Council will hold an open debate on women in peacekeeping. The meeting will be chaired by Ursula von der Leyen, the German Federal Minister of Defence. Secretary-General António Guterres; Major General Kristin Lund, the Head...

    posted on WED 10 APR 2019
  9. Insights

    DPRK Panel of Experts: Mandate Renewal

    This afternoon (10 April), following the meeting on Libya, the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the work of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee. The draft resolution follows closely the language of the most recent mandate renewal in resolution 2407. It will extend the mandate of the Panel until 24 April 2020, while requesting it to submit midterm and final reports to the Council by September 2019 and March 2020, respectively.

    posted on WED 10 APR 2019
  10. Insights

    Venezuela: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation

    Tomorrow morning (10 April), the Security Council will meet to discuss the humanitarian situation in Venezuela, at the request of the US. Secretary-General António Guterres will make introductory remarks and the Council will then be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian...

    posted on TUE 9 APR 2019
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    Central African Republic: Adoption of a Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (9 April), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement establishing benchmarks for suspending or progressively lifting arms embargo measures on the government of the Central African Republic (CAR). This is in accordance with resolution 2454 of...

    posted on MON 8 APR 2019
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    UN High Commissioner for Refugees Briefing

    Tomorrow (9 April), UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is expected to brief the Security Council. The briefing will take place under the agenda item “Briefing by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees”. Germany, the Council President for...

    posted on MON 8 APR 2019
  13. Insights

    Libya: Consultations on the Tripoli Offensive

    This afternoon (5 April), Council members will meet in consultations, at the request of the UK, to discuss the situation in Libya. Ghassan Salamé, the Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), will brief via video teleconference. The meeting was prompted by the announcement of a military offensive towards Tripoli by General Khalifa Haftar, head of a militia known as the “Libyan National Army” (LNA).

    posted on FRI 5 APR 2019
  14. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for April

    Germany holds the Council presidency in April, as the March-April “joint presidencies” of France and Germany continue. In their press conference on 1 March, Ambassadors François Delattre (France) and Christoph Heusgen (Germany) outlined several priorities for March and April: to...

    posted on MON 1 APR 2019