Dates: JUNE 2019

  1. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Iraq

    On Saturday (29 June), Security Council members flew from Kuwait City to Baghdad for a series of meetings, concluding their visiting mission to Kuwait and Iraq. The Council met with the following: Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi, at the Government...

    posted on SUN 30 JUN 2019
  2. Insights

    Dispatches from the Field: Security Council Visiting Mission to Kuwait and Iraq

    On Thursday (27 June), Security Council members left New York for a visiting mission to Kuwait and Iraq. Co-led by Kuwait, which holds the Council presidency in June, and the US, as penholder on Iraq, this is the Council’s first...

    posted on SAT 29 JUN 2019
  3. Insights

    In Hindsight: Persons with Disabilities in Conflict

    Last Thursday (20 June), the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2475 on the situation of persons with disabilities in armed conflict. In the end, the resolution—which was an initiative of Poland and the UK—had 68 cosponsors. It represents the first...

    posted on FRI 28 JUN 2019
  4. Insights

    Mali: Renewal of MINUSMA’s Mandate

    Tomorrow (28 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for a year. The first draft was circulated by France, the penholder on Mali, early...

    posted on THU 27 JUN 2019
  5. Insights

    UN-AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (27 June), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN-AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 31 October. The initial draft was circulated by the UK and Germany, the penholders on Darfur,...

    posted on WED 26 JUN 2019
  6. Insights

    Iran Non-proliferation Briefing

    Tomorrow (26 June), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual 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 and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo will present...

    posted on TUE 25 JUN 2019
  7. Insights

    Haiti Resolution*

    Tomorrow (25 June), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution that details the transition of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) to a special political mission once the MINUJUSTH mandate expires on 15...

    posted on MON 24 JUN 2019
  8. Insights

    UN Mission in South Sudan: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (25 June), Special Representative for South Sudan and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) David Shearer will brief the Security Council on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on the situation in South Sudan (S/2019/491). Assistant Secretary-General for Human...

    posted on MON 24 JUN 2019
  9. Insights

    Arria-formula Meeting on Refugees, Displaced Persons and Returnees

    Tomorrow (24 June) Security Council members are expected to hold an Arria-formula meeting on: “Responding effectively to the needs of refugees, displaced persons and returnees: the role of the United Nations Security Council and its members.” The anticipated briefers are:...

    posted on SUN 23 JUN 2019
  10. Insights

    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (17 June), the Security Council will hear briefings from Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths (via video-teleconference), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, and Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley. During the ensuing consultations,...

    posted on FRI 14 JUN 2019
  11. Insights

    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (14 June), Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is scheduled to brief the Security Council on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the special report of the Chairperson of the AU Commission and the UN Secretary-General on...

    posted on THU 13 JUN 2019
  12. Insights

    Burundi Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (14 June), Assistant-Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support Oscar Fernandez-Taranco will brief the Council on the situation in Burundi. AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Smaїl Chergui (via video-teleconference) and Ambassador Jürg Lauber (Switzerland), the chair of the Burundi configuration of...

    posted on THU 13 JUN 2019
  13. Insights

    Briefing on Cooperation between the Security Council and the League of Arab States

    Tomorrow (13 June), the Security Council will hold a briefing on cooperation between the Council and the League of Arab States (LAS). According to the concept note for the briefing, Kuwait is organising the session to encourage an institutional dialogue...

    posted on WED 12 JUN 2019
  14. Insights

    Conflict Prevention and Mediation Briefing

    Tomorrow (12 June) the Security Council will hold a briefing on “Conflict prevention and mediation”. Secretary-General António Guterres and Mary Robinson, the chair of The Elders, a diverse and independent group of global leaders working to promote peace and human...

    posted on TUE 11 JUN 2019
  15. Insights

    Missing Persons in Armed Conflict Briefing and Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (11 June), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on “missing persons in armed conflict” under the protection of civilians agenda item. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, will preside....

    posted on MON 10 JUN 2019
  16. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting on Transnational Organised Crime and Drug Trafficking in the Caribbean Region

    Tomorrow afternoon (7 June), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “Transnational Organised Crime and Drug Trafficking in the Caribbean Region as a Threat to International Stability”. The Dominican Republic, France, Peru, the UK, the US, Barbados, the...

    posted on THU 6 JUN 2019
  17. Insights

    Working Methods Open Debate

    Tomorrow (6 June) the Security Council will hold an open debate on its working methods. The meeting is being held under the agenda item “Implementation of the note by the President of the Security Council (S/2017/507)”, referring to the most...

    posted on WED 5 JUN 2019
  18. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for June

    Kuwait is president of the Security Council in June. As a signature event of its presidency, Kuwait plans to hold an open debate on the working methods of the Security Council. Karin Landgren, the Executive Director of Security Council Report,...

    posted on MON 3 JUN 2019