Dates: DECEMBER 2019

  1. Insights

    Syria Political Briefing

    Tomorrow (19 December) Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen is expected to brief the Security Council on political developments related to Syria. Consultations are scheduled to follow. The work of the Constitutional Committee is expected to be addressed in the meeting....

    posted on THU 19 DEC 2019
  2. Insights

    Syria Briefing and Competing Humanitarian Draft Resolutions

    This morning (19 December), Assistant Secretary-General Ursula Mueller is expected to provide the monthly briefing on the humanitarian situation in Syria, which will be followed by consultations. This afternoon, the Council is expected to vote on competing draft resolutions authorising...

    posted on THU 19 DEC 2019
  3. Insights

    Democratic Republic of the Congo: UN Mission Mandate Renewal

    Today (19 December), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) before it expires on 20 December. Council members had the first...

    posted on THU 19 DEC 2019
  4. Insights

    Afghanistan: Vote on Sanctions Resolution and Briefing and Consultations

    Today (16 December), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the Afghanistan sanctions regime and the mandate of the Monitoring Team supporting the 1988 Afghanistan Sanctions Committee. Following the adoption, the Council is scheduled to hold the...

    posted on MON 16 DEC 2019
  5. Insights

    West Africa and the Sahel: Briefing on Intercommunal Violence and Terrorism

    On Monday (16 December), the Security Council will hold a briefing on intercommunal violence and terrorism in West Africa. Briefings are expected by Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Mohamed Ibn...

    posted on FRI 13 DEC 2019
  6. Insights

    Peace and Security in Africa: Adoption of a Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (12 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a presidential statement on youth, peace and security. The adoption follows a 2 October debate under the agenda item “Peace and Security in Africa” (S/PV.8629). Entitled “Mobilising the Youth towards...

    posted on WED 11 DEC 2019
  7. Insights

    Yemen Consultations

    Tomorrow (12 December), Security Council members are expected to hear a briefing in consultations from Special Envoy Martin Griffiths (via VTC).  Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and General Abhijit Guha, the head of the UN Mission to support the...

    posted on WED 11 DEC 2019
  8. Insights

    Non-Proliferation (DPRK) Briefing

    This afternoon (11 December), the Security Council will hold an open briefing on non-proliferation focused on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The US, also the president of the Council this month, requested the meeting citing recent ballistic missile...

    posted on WED 11 DEC 2019
  9. Insights

    Arria-formula Meeting on the “Protection of the Environment during Armed Conflict”

    On Monday (9 December), there will be an open Arria-formula meeting on the “Protection of the Environment during Armed Conflict” from 3-6 pm in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at UN headquarters, hosted by Estonia, Germany, Kuwait and Peru. Panelists are...

    posted on SUN 8 DEC 2019
  10. Insights

    Democratic Republic of the Congo Discussion under “Any Other Business”

    Tomorrow (6 December), Security Council members are expected to hold a meeting under “any other business” at the request of the UN Secretariat to discuss the recent insecurity in eastern DRC. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to...

    posted on THU 5 DEC 2019
  11. Insights

    Somalia Anti-Piracy Resolution

    Tomorrow (4 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the authorisation for Somalia anti-piracy measures, which expire on 6 December. As penholder, the US drafted the resolution, which renews the measures with no major changes. The...

    posted on TUE 3 DEC 2019
  12. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for December

    The US has the presidency in December. The programme of work focuses largely on regular briefings and mandate renewals and is compressed due to a desire to conclude business by 20 December. Several mandate renewals are anticipated this month on...

    posted on MON 2 DEC 2019