Dates: AUGUST 2019

  1. Insights

    Jammu and Kashmir Consultations

    Tomorrow (16 August) Security Council members are scheduled to hold consultations on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Oscar Fernández-Taranco, the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, and General Carlos Humberto Loitey, the UN Military Adviser for Peacekeeping Operations, are expected...

    posted on THU 15 AUG 2019
  2. Insights

    Briefing on International Humanitarian Law

    Tomorrow (13 August), the Security Council will hold a briefing on “the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions – upholding humanity in modern conflict”, presided over by Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz. Briefers are expected to be ICRC President Peter...

    posted on MON 12 AUG 2019
  3. Insights

    West Africa and the Sahel Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (7 August), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel. Côte d’Ivoire and Belgium, as the penholders, circulated the draft statement following the 24 July briefing by the Special Representative and...

    posted on TUE 6 AUG 2019
  4. Insights

    Syria: Briefing on Detainees, Abductees and Missing Persons

    Tomorrow (7 August), the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the situation of detainees, abductees and missing persons in Syria. The Council will be briefed by Rosemary DiCarlo, the Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs; Hala Al...

    posted on TUE 6 AUG 2019
  5. Insights

    Council Adopts Presidential Statement on Ebola

    On Friday (2 August), the Security Council adopted a presidential statement on the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The adoption of the statement took place amidst ongoing efforts to stem the spread of the...

    posted on MON 5 AUG 2019
  6. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for August

    Poland is president of the Security Council in August. The month got off to a busy start. Today, a discussion was held by members under “any other business” on recent missile launches by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK),...

    posted on THU 1 AUG 2019
  7. Insights

    Children and Armed Conflict Open Debate

    Tomorrow (2 August) the Security Council will hold an open debate on children and armed conflict, which will be chaired by Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz. Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba will present the Secretary-General’s annual...

    posted on THU 1 AUG 2019