Dates: JULY 2019

  1. Insights

    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
  3. Insights

    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
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    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
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    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