Dates: OCTOBER 2019

  1. Insights

    UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID): Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (31 October), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 31 October 2020. The initial draft was circulated by the UK and Germany, the penholders on...

    posted on WED 30 OCT 2019
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    Security Council members to discuss Guinea-Bissau under “Any Other Business”

    Today (30 October), Security Council members will consider under “any other business” the unfolding developments in Guinea-Bissau. On 28 October President José Mário Vaz dismissed the government of Prime Minister Aristides Gomes, less than a month before the already delayed...

    posted on WED 30 OCT 2019
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    Cooperation between the UN and the AU

    Tomorrow morning (30 October), the Security Council will hold a briefing to consider the Secretary-General’s annual report on the partnership between the UN and the AU on issues of peace and security in Africa. Special Representative and head of the...

    posted on TUE 29 OCT 2019
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    MINURSO Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (30 October), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The current mandate expires 31 October. It seems there could be one or...

    posted on TUE 29 OCT 2019
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    Burundi Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (30 October), the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Michel Kafando, will brief the Security Council on the situation in Burundi and the Secretary-General’s 23 October report on Burundi (S/2019/837), in keeping with quarterly briefings on the issue requested by resolution 2303....

    posted on TUE 29 OCT 2019
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    Women, Peace and Security: Open Debate and Resolution

    Tomorrow (29 October), the Security Council is scheduled to hold its annual open debate on women, peace and security. South Africa, as president of the Council this month, has prepared a concept note (S/2019/801) to guide the debate. The theme...

    posted on MON 28 OCT 2019
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    Israel/Palestine Open Debate

    On Monday (28 October), the Security Council is expected to hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East, focusing on Israel/Palestine. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is likely to brief. There may be a...

    posted on FRI 25 OCT 2019
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    Women, Peace and Security: Arria-formula Meeting on Trafficking in Persons

    Tomorrow afternoon (25 October), Belgium—together with Peru, the UK, incoming Security Council members Niger and Viet Nam, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)—is hosting an Arria-formula meeting entitled “Trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation in (post-) conflict...

    posted on THU 24 OCT 2019
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    Syria Briefing and Consultations

    This afternoon (24 October), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller will provide the scheduled monthly briefing on the humanitarian situation in Syria.  Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Mohamed Khaled Khiari is expected to brief...

    posted on THU 24 OCT 2019
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    Dispatches from the Field: UN Security Council Visiting Mission to the AU

    Addis Ababa –Yesterday (22 October) Security Council members held their 13th joint annual consultative meeting with the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC). The day before (21 October), Council members held informal consultations with the PSC, which have been organised...

    posted on WED 23 OCT 2019
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    Dispatches from the Field: Security Council Visiting Mission to South Sudan

    Addis Ababa – Yesterday (20 October), Security Council members visited South Sudan, ahead of the 12 November deadline for completing the pre-transition period of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS). Council members arrived...

    posted on MON 21 OCT 2019
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    Security Council Visiting Mission to South Sudan and the AU

    Nairobi – Security Council members arrived in Nairobi today (19 October) ahead of a visiting mission to South Sudan tomorrow (20 October) and the AU (21 – 22 October). During the one-day visit to South Sudan, Council members will push...

    posted on SAT 19 OCT 2019
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    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations

    On Thursday (17 October), the Security Council will be briefed on Yemen by Special Envoy Martin Griffiths (via video-teleconference) and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. During closed consultations, General Abhijit Guha, the chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC)...

    posted on WED 16 OCT 2019
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    Syria: Briefing on Developments in the North-East*

    Today (16 October) Security Council members are expected to discuss the situation in Syria under “any other business”, following consultations on the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The Council’s EU members—Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, and the...

    posted on WED 16 OCT 2019
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    Haiti Debate and MINUJUSTH Closure

    Tomorrow (October 15) the Security Council will hold its last debate on the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) before it transitions to the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH), a special political mission (SPM), on 16 October....

    posted on MON 14 OCT 2019
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    Syria Briefing under “Any Other Business”

    Tomorrow morning (10 October), Security Council members are expected to discuss the situation in Syria under “any other business”, following Turkey’s military offensive in north-eastern Syria, which began earlier today. The European members of the Council—Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, and...

    posted on WED 9 OCT 2019
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    Colombia Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (10 October), the Security Council will receive a briefing on Colombia from Special Representative of the Secretary-General Carlos Ruiz Massieu on the 90-day report on the UN Verification Mission in Colombia (covering developments from 27 June through 26...

    posted on WED 9 OCT 2019
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    Guinea-Bissau Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (10 October), Security Council members will hold consultations on Guinea-Bissau. Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) Rosine Sori-Coulibaly is expected to brief via video-teleconference. Equatorial Guinea requested the consultations for Council...

    posted on WED 9 OCT 2019
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    Cyprus Consultations  

    Tomorrow afternoon (9 October), Council members will hold consultations on Cyprus. A senior representative from the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs is expected to brief Council members. The Republic of Cyprus requested the meeting, citing recent threats by the...

    posted on TUE 8 OCT 2019
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    Council to Adopt Presidential Statement on the Syrian Constitutional Committee

    Today (8 October) the Security Council is expected to adopt a short presidential statement welcoming the Secretary-General’s 23 September announcement of the agreement of the Syrian government and the Syrian Negotiations Commission for “a credible, balanced, and inclusive Constitutional Committee”...

    posted on TUE 8 OCT 2019
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    South Sudan Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow morning (8 October), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) of 12 September 2018. The US, as the penholder on...

    posted on MON 7 OCT 2019
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    Mali: Briefing and Consultations

    On 8 October, the Security Council expects to receive a briefing via video-teleconference from Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). It also expects a briefing by Ambassador...

    posted on MON 7 OCT 2019
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    Debate on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa

    On Monday (7 October), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a debate on “Peace and Security in Africa: The Centrality of Preventative Diplomacy, Conflict Prevention and Resolution” at the initiative of South Africa. UN Secretary-General António Guterres, AU Commission...

    posted on FRI 4 OCT 2019
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    Libya: Council to Vote on Renewing the Provisions of Resolution 2240

    Today (3 October), the Security Council is scheduled to renew the authorisation for member states, acting nationally or through regional organisations, to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya that they have reasonable grounds to suspect...

    posted on THU 3 OCT 2019
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    Great Lakes Region Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (3 October), the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Huang Xia will brief the Security Council on the latest report on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

    posted on WED 2 OCT 2019
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    Security Council Programme of Work for October

    South Africa is the president of the Security Council in October.  It has chosen to initiate two debates on peace and security in Africa. The first, scheduled for tomorrow (2 October), will focus on mobilising youth towards “Silencing the Guns”...

    posted on TUE 1 OCT 2019