Dates: MAY 2019

  1. Insights

    AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Reauthorisation

    Tomorrow (31 May), the Council is set to reauthorise the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for another year, until 31 May 2020. Although AMISOM’s mandate remains wholly unchanged, the main issue of contention among Council members during the negotiations concerned...

    posted on THU 30 MAY 2019
  2. Insights

    Informal Meeting Between Members of the UN Security Council and EU Political and Security Committee

    Tomorrow (24 May), UN Security Council members will hold an informal meeting with members of the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC). Members of the PSC are the Brussels-based ambassadors of EU member states, dealing with the EU’s common foreign,...

    posted on THU 23 MAY 2019
  3. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting on the Impact of Peacekeeping on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

    Tomorrow afternoon (24 May), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “Peacekeeping Impact on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace”, organised by Côte d’Ivoire and Indonesia. Briefers will be Assistant Secretary-General for Africa Bintou Keita, Assistant Secretary-General for the Rule...

    posted on THU 23 MAY 2019
  4. Insights

    Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict Open Debate

    Tomorrow (23 May), the Security Council will hold its annual open debate on the “Protection of civilians in armed conflict”. The open debate, which will be chaired by Indonesia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, is expected to be at...

    posted on WED 22 MAY 2019
  5. Insights

    UN Assistance Mission in Iraq: Mandate Renewal and Briefing and Consultations

    This afternoon (21 May), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 May 2020. This will be followed by a briefing and consultations on UNAMI...

    posted on TUE 21 MAY 2019
  6. Insights

    Libya: Briefing and Consultations on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

    Tomorrow (21 May), the Security Council will hold a briefing and consultations on the situation in Libya. Ghassan Salamé, the Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), and Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany, Ambassador Jürgen...

    posted on MON 20 MAY 2019
  7. Insights

    Possible Ukraine Briefing*

    This afternoon (20 May), the Security Council may hold a meeting on Ukraine. Russia requested the meeting last Friday (17 May), to raise concerns with the recently enacted Ukrainian language law that it claims runs counter to the spirit of...

    posted on MON 20 MAY 2019
  8. Insights

    Briefing on the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force

    Tomorrow (16 May), the Council will hold a briefing on the Joint Force of the Group of Five for the Sahel, which the group—Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger (G5 Sahel)—decided to establish in February 2017 to combat terrorist...

    posted on WED 15 MAY 2019
  9. Insights

    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (15 May), the Security Council will hold a briefing on Yemen. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, and Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Peru), as the chair of the 2140 Sanctions Committee, are...

    posted on TUE 14 MAY 2019
  10. Insights

    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (14 May), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 November 2019. An initial draft was circulated to Council members by the US, the...

    posted on MON 13 MAY 2019
  11. Insights

    Arria-formula Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Cameroon

    On Monday (13 May), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “the humanitarian crisis in Cameroon”, organised by the Dominican Republic, Germany, the UK and the US. Panellists will be Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, Secretary-General of...

    posted on FRI 10 MAY 2019
  12. Insights

    Syria: Consultations on the Humanitarian Situation in Idlib

    Tomorrow (10 May), at the request of the humanitarian penholders on Syria (Belgium, Germany and Kuwait), Security Council members will discuss the humanitarian impact of the recent escalation of hostilities in Idlib in consultations. OCHA’s Director of Operations and Advocacy,...

    posted on THU 9 MAY 2019
  13. Insights

    Arria-formula Meeting on “Israeli Settlements and Settlers: Core of the Occupation, Protection Crisis and Obstruction of Peace”

    On 9 May, at the initiative of the Permanent Missions to the UN of Indonesia, Kuwait, and South Africa, there will be an Arria-formula meeting on Israel’s construction of settlements, entitled “Israeli Settlements and Settlers: Core of the Occupation, Protection...

    posted on WED 8 MAY 2019
  14. Insights

    Peacekeeping: Open Debate and Presidential Statement on Training and Capacity Building

    Tomorrow (7 May), the Security Council will hold an open debate on “Investing in Peace: Delivering Quality Training and Capacity Building to Improve Safety and Security and Performance of UN Peacekeepers”. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will chair the meeting....

    posted on MON 6 MAY 2019
  15. Insights

    In Hindsight: Negotiations on Resolution 2467 on Sexual Violence in Conflict

    On 23 April, Germany convened a high-level open debate on sexual violence in conflict, a key event of its April presidency (S/PV.8514). Resolution 2467 was adopted, following difficult negotiations that only concluded during the debate. When the resolution passed with...

    posted on THU 2 MAY 2019
  16. Insights

    Security Council Retreat with the Secretary-General

    The Security Council will hold its annual retreat with the Secretary-General starting this evening (2 May) and continuing throughout the day tomorrow (3 May) at the Greentree Estate on Long Island. The Secretary-General and senior UN Secretariat staff will meet...

    posted on THU 2 MAY 2019
  17. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for May

    Indonesia holds the Security Council presidency in May. It is planning to convene two open debates during the month: one on peacekeeping operations and a second on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.  The debate on peacekeeping is expected...

    posted on WED 1 MAY 2019