Dates: JANUARY 2020

  1. Insights

    Arria-formula Meeting on Syria Chemical Weapons

    Today (20 January), Russia will hold an open Arria-formula meeting titled “Implementation of Security Council Resolution 2118: OPCW Fact Finding Mission (FFM) Report on Douma”. It is rare for Russia to organise an Arria-formula meeting. Since the start of the...

    posted on MON 20 JAN 2020
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    Mali: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (15 January), the Security Council will have a briefing, followed by consultations, on Mali. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre LaCroix will present the Secretary-General’s quarterly report on Mali and the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)...

    posted on TUE 14 JAN 2020
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    Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Role of the Region in the Stabilisation of eastern DRC

    Tomorrow (14 January), the Security Council is expected to hold an informal interactive dialogue to explore and discuss the broader Great Lakes region and its role in contributing to security in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The meeting...

    posted on MON 13 JAN 2020
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    Colombia: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (13 January) the Security Council will receive a briefing on Colombia from Special Representative of the Secretary-General Carlos Ruiz Massieu on the Secretary-General’s latest 90-day report on the UN Verification Mission in Colombia and the most recent developments....

    posted on SUN 12 JAN 2020
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    Yemen: UNMHA Mandate Renewal

    On Monday (13 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) for six months until 15 July 2020. The draft resolution, which is in blue,...

    posted on FRI 10 JAN 2020
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    Syria: Vote on Competing Humanitarian Draft Resolutions*

    This afternoon (10 January) the Security Council will vote on two draft resolutions authorising cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria: the first produced by Belgium and Germany (the humanitarian co-penholders) and the second by Russia. There has also been...

    posted on FRI 10 JAN 2020
  7. Insights

    Security Council Ministerial Open Debate on the UN Charter

    Tomorrow (9 January), the Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on the topic of “Maintenance of international peace and security: upholding the UN Charter”. Viet Nam, Council president this month, is organising the open debate ahead of the 75th...

    posted on WED 8 JAN 2020
  8. Insights

    West Africa and the Sahel: Briefing and Consultations

    On 8 January, the Security Council is expected to have its bi-annual briefing on West Africa and the Sahel with Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel...

    posted on TUE 7 JAN 2020
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    Syria: Consultations on Developments in Idlib

    Tomorrow (3 January) Council members are expected to hold consultations on the situation in Idlib. France and the UK requested the meeting in light of the recent escalation of hostilities on the ground in north-west Syria. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs...

    posted on THU 2 JAN 2020
  10. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for January

    Viet Nam has the presidency of the Security Council in January. It has chosen to hold a ministerial-level debate on “Maintenance of international peace and security: Upholding the UN Charter” as the signature event of its presidency. Viet Nam’s Deputy...

    posted on THU 2 JAN 2020