Dates: SEPTEMBER 2019

  1. Insights

    Syria Political Briefing

    On Monday (30 September), Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen will brief the Security Council on the political situation in Syria. While members are expected to make statements in the open chamber following Pedersen’s briefing, closed consultations are scheduled...

    posted on FRI 27 SEP 2019
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    Peace and Security in Africa Briefing: Partnership to Strengthen Regional Peace and Security

    Tomorrow (26 September), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level briefing on the topic “Peace and security in Africa: partnership to strengthen regional peace and security”. Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, the Chef de Cabinet of the Executive Office of the...

    posted on WED 25 SEP 2019
  3. Insights

    Ministerial Debate: Cooperation between the UN and the CSTO, the CIS and the SCO

    Tomorrow morning (25 September), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level debate on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations, focusing on the role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the...

    posted on TUE 24 SEP 2019
  4. Insights

    ISIL/Da’esh Accountability: Council to Renew UNITAD

    Tomorrow (20 September), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD), which expires on 21 September. UNITAD Draft Resolution The penholder on...

    posted on THU 19 SEP 2019
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    Syria: Draft Resolutions and Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation*

    Tomorrow morning (19 September), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller is expected to brief Council members during the monthly meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Members are expected to make statements following the briefing. After the meeting, the...

    posted on WED 18 SEP 2019
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    UN Mission in South Sudan: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (18 September), Special Representative for South Sudan and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) David Shearer is expected to brief the Security Council on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on the situation in South Sudan (S/2019/722)  and the...

    posted on TUE 17 SEP 2019
  7. Insights

    Afghanistan: Council to Vote on UNAMA Mandate*

    Today (16 September), the Security Council is scheduled to renew the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The negotiations were difficult, and there are currently two drafts in blue that would both renew the mandate for...

    posted on MON 16 SEP 2019
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    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (16 September), the Security Council will hear briefings on Yemen from Special Envoy Martin Griffiths (via video-teleconference) and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. Consultations are scheduled to follow the public session. Fighting last month between the Yemeni...

    posted on FRI 13 SEP 2019
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    UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (12 September), the Security Council is set to adopt a presidential statement on the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) that expresses support for the work of UNOCA and notes the recommendations of the recent strategic review regarding...

    posted on WED 11 SEP 2019
  10. Insights

    Colombia: Mission Mandate Renewal

    On Thursday (12 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia until 25 September 2020. The draft, which was prepared by the UK, was put under silence over...

    posted on WED 11 SEP 2019
  11. Insights

    Council to Renew UNSMIL Mandate

    Tomorrow morning (12 September), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), which is set to expire on 15 September. The situation in Libya Libya’s capital, Tripoli,...

    posted on WED 11 SEP 2019
  12. Insights

    Guinea-Bissau: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (10 September), the Security Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on Guinea-Bissau. Assistant Secretary-General for Africa Bintou Keita and the chair of the Peacebuilding Commission’s Guinea-Bissau configuration, Ambassador Mauro Vieira (Brazil), are expected to brief. The session...

    posted on MON 9 SEP 2019
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    Security Council Programme of Work for September

    Russia is the president of the Security Council this month. Its presidency will feature a ministerial-level debate late in the month on the cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organisations, with a focus on the role of the...

    posted on TUE 3 SEP 2019