Dates: NOVEMBER 2019

  1. Insights

    Informal Interactive Dialogue on UNOWAS Strategic Review

    On 27 November, Security Council members will hold an informal interactive dialogue to discuss the independent strategic review of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS). The briefers are Abdoulaye Bathily, who led the review and is...

    posted on TUE 26 NOV 2019
  2. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting on Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups

    Tomorrow (26 November), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on how to better support children once they have been separated from armed forces and armed groups. In this regard, the meeting will focus on how bridging the “humanitarian-development-peace”...

    posted on MON 25 NOV 2019
  3. Insights

    ISIL/Da’esh Accountability: Briefing and Consultations on UNITAD

    Tomorrow (26 November), 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), followed by consultations. This will be Khan’s third...

    posted on MON 25 NOV 2019
  4. Insights

    Syria Political Briefing

    Tomorrow (22 November), Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen will brief on the political track in Syria. Sabah al-Hallak, a Syrian women’s rights activist, is also expected to brief. Members are expected to make statements following the briefings. Consultations are currently...

    posted on THU 21 NOV 2019
  5. Insights

    Cyprus Consultations

    This afternoon (21 November) the Security Council will hold consultations on Cyprus. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo is scheduled to brief on the latest developments and the Secretary-General’s most recent report on his good offices, published on...

    posted on THU 21 NOV 2019
  6. Insights

    Briefing on the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force

    On 20 November, the Security Council will hold a briefing on the Joint Force of the Group of Five for the Sahel (FC-G5S), which Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger (G5 Sahel) established in 2017 to combat terrorist and criminal...

    posted on TUE 19 NOV 2019
  7. Insights

    Reconciliation Open Debate

    On Tuesday (19 November), the Security Council is expected to hold an open debate on: “Peacebuilding and sustaining peace: the role of reconciliation in the maintenance of international peace and security”. Lord Ahmad, the UK Minister of State for the...

    posted on MON 18 NOV 2019
  8. Insights

    Somalia Sanctions Renewal

    Tomorrow (15 November), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution on the Somalia sanctions regime, renewing for one year the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somali security forces, the authorisation for maritime interdiction to enforce the...

    posted on THU 14 NOV 2019
  9. Insights

    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (14 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2020. An initial draft was circulated to Council members by the US, the...

    posted on WED 13 NOV 2019
  10. Insights

    MINUSCA Mandate Renewal

    On Friday (15 November), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), and the authorisation for French forces in the Central African Republic...

    posted on WED 13 NOV 2019
  11. Insights

    Syria Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow (14 November), the Security Council will hold its monthly meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is expected to brief the Council in the open chamber, while closed consultations are expected to follow....

    posted on WED 13 NOV 2019
  12. Insights

    Consultations on the Independent Strategic Review of MONUSCO

    On Wednesday (13 November), Council members are expected to hold consultations to discuss the independent strategic review of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). The meeting was requested by France, the penholder on...

    posted on TUE 12 NOV 2019
  13. Insights

    Arria-formula Meeting: The Challenges of Radicalisation in Prisons

    Tomorrow (12 November) Security Council members will hold an open Arria-formula meeting focused on how to address the risk of terrorist radicalisation in prison and promote the rehabilitation of prisoners and their reintegration into society. It will be held in...

    posted on MON 11 NOV 2019
  14. Insights

    Hitting the Ground Running: Annual Workshop for Incoming Council Members

    The 17th annual workshop for incoming members of the UN Security Council, titled “Hitting the Ground Running”, will be held on 7 and 8 November on Long Island, New York. The workshop is convened by the government of Finland in...

    posted on WED 6 NOV 2019
  15. Insights

    Syria Chemical Weapons: Private Meeting with the OPCW Director-General

    Tomorrow (5 November), the Security Council will be briefed in a private meeting by the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Fernando Arias, on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Holding this session as...

    posted on MON 4 NOV 2019
  16. Insights

    Guinea-Bissau: Security Council Presidential Statement

    Today (4 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement supporting the response of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to the unfolding political developments in Guinea-Bissau. On 28 October, President José Mário Vaz dismissed...

    posted on MON 4 NOV 2019
  17. Insights

    Horn of Africa: Briefing on UN-AU Joint Solidarity Mission with a focus on Women, Peace and Security

    On Monday (4 November), the Security Council is expected to hear briefings from Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Permanent Observer of the AU to the UN Fatima Kyari Mohammed on a 21-26 October joint UN-AU solidarity mission to the Horn...

    posted on FRI 1 NOV 2019
  18. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for November

    The UK is the president of the Security Council this month. It has decided to hold an open debate on reconciliation, which appears to be a follow-up to an open debate during its last presidency (August 2018), on mediation, where...

    posted on FRI 1 NOV 2019