Dates: JULY 2019

  1. Insights

    Informal Interactive Dialogue on Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    On Wednesday, 31 July, Council members are scheduled to hold an informal interactive dialogue (IID) on the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, France, Germany, and South Africa requested this meeting....

    posted on TUE 30 JUL 2019
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    Humanitarian Briefing on Syria

    Tomorrow (30 July), the Council is expecting a briefing by the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, on the situation in Syria. The meeting is likely to focus particularly on the escalation of hostilities in north-western Syria. The UK has...

    posted on MON 29 JUL 2019
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    Libya: Briefing and Consultations on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

    On Monday (29 July), the Security Council is scheduled to hold its bimonthly meeting on the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Libya sanctions. Special Representative and head of UNSMIL Ghassan Salamé is expected to brief via video teleconference...

    posted on FRI 26 JUL 2019
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    Afghanistan: Briefing with a Focus on Women, Peace and Security

    Tomorrow morning (26 July), the Security Council is scheduled to have a meeting following a recent trip to Afghanistan by a high-level UN delegation with a focus on women, peace and security. The delegation, which was in Afghanistan from 20...

    posted on THU 25 JUL 2019
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    West Africa and the Sahel: Briefing and Consultations

    On Wednesday afternoon (24 July), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual briefing on West Africa and the Sahel. Mohammad Ibn Chambas, Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), is expected to...

    posted on TUE 23 JUL 2019
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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Open Debate

    On Tuesday (23 July), the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, will brief the Council. This substance of the debate will at least in part...

    posted on MON 22 JUL 2019
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    International Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime

    Today (19 July), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on the linkages between international terrorism and transnational organised crime. Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Néstor Popolizio will be present for the vote, which follows an open debate...

    posted on FRI 19 JUL 2019
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    Colombia Meeting

    Tomorrow (19 July), the Security Council will hold two meetings on the situation in Colombia. First, the Council will receive a briefing from Peru and the UK, which co-led an 11-14 July visiting mission to Colombia. (Click here for background on...

    posted on THU 18 JUL 2019
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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    On Thursday (18 July), Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths (via video-teleconference), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, and World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley are expected to brief the Security Council on Yemen. Consultations will follow the briefing....

    posted on WED 17 JUL 2019
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    Briefing on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: Strengthening Partnerships for Nationally-Owned Transitions

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 July), the Security Council will have a briefing on “Strengthening partnerships for successful nationally-owned transitions”, under the agenda item Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace. Peru’s Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizio is expected to chair the session. Briefings are expected...

    posted on WED 17 JUL 2019
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    Youth, Peace and Security Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (17 July), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on the implementation of the youth, peace and security agenda under the agenda item “maintenance of international peace and security.” The briefers are Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN...

    posted on TUE 16 JUL 2019
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    Briefing on Ukraine

    Tomorrow morning (16 July), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing on Ukraine, at the request of Russia.  The anticipated briefers are Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo and OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Lamberto...

    posted on MON 15 JUL 2019
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    Dispatches from the Field: Visit to the Cauca Department

    On Saturday (13 July), the Security Council delegation travelled to Cauca, Colombia’s department with the highest number of killings of former combatants and social leaders.  The municipality of Caldono in the Cauca Department hosts one of the 24 Territorial Areas for...

    posted on SUN 14 JUL 2019
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    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Bogotá

    Friday (12 July) was packed with back-to-back meetings with interlocutors involved, in different ways, in the implementation of the peace agreement signed in 2016 between the government of Colombia and the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia–People’s Army (FARC-EP). The...

    posted on SAT 13 JUL 2019
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    Iraq: Briefing on ISIL/Da’esh Accountability (UNITAD)

    On Monday (15 July), the Security Council is scheduled to hear a briefing by Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, the Special Adviser and head of the UN Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh (UNITAD). This will be Khan’s second briefing to...

    posted on FRI 12 JUL 2019
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    Yemen: Council to Renew Mandate of UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement

    On Monday (15 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution to extend for six months the mandate of the UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA). Reaching agreement on the mandate renewal appeared straightforward. On 5...

    posted on FRI 12 JUL 2019
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    Security Council Visiting Mission to Colombia

    Members of the Security Council left this afternoon (11 July) for a visiting mission to Colombia. The 11-14 July mission is co-led by Peru, the July president, and the U.K., Council penholder on Colombia. The overarching purpose of the visit...

    posted on THU 11 JUL 2019
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    Peacekeeping: Debate on Triangular Cooperation

    Tomorrow (10 July), the Security Council is expected to hold a debate on improving triangular cooperation between the Council, the Secretariat, and troop- and police-contributing countries (TCCs/PCCs). Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix; the Force Commander of the UN Multidimensional...

    posted on TUE 9 JUL 2019
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    Open Debate on the Linkages between International Terrorism and Organised Crime

    Tomorrow (9 July) the Security Council will hold an open debate on the linkages between international terrorism and organised crime. The anticipated briefers are Under-Secretary-General Yuri Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); Assistant Secretary-General...

    posted on MON 8 JUL 2019
  20. Insights

    Informal Interactive Dialogue on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

    On Monday (8 July), Peru is planning to convene an informal interactive dialogue (an informal private meeting of Council members) on the challenges and opportunities of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The meeting is expected to focus in...

    posted on FRI 5 JUL 2019
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    Myanmar: Briefing by the Special Envoy

    Tomorrow (2 July), Special Envoy Christine Schraner Burgener will brief Council members on Myanmar during “any other business”.  Council members last heard from Burgener on 28 February, following her visits to Bangladesh and Myanmar (S/PV.8477). At an informal meeting of the...

    posted on MON 1 JUL 2019
  22. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for July

    Peru is the president of the Security Council in July. As one of its priorities for the month, Peru is organising a briefing under the agenda item “Peacebuilding and sustaining peace” focused on strengthening partnerships for nationally-owned transitions. Peru’s Foreign Minister Néstor...

    posted on MON 1 JUL 2019