Dates: FEBRUARY 2020

  1. Insights

    Syria: Briefing on Idlib

    This afternoon (28 February), the Security Council is planning to hold an emergency meeting on the situation in Idlib. It seems that an official from the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, most likely Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo, will provide...

    posted on FRI 28 FEB 2020
  2. Insights

    Guinea-Bissau: UN Mission Mandate Renewal

    On Friday (28 February), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution that extends the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) until 31 December. At the end of this year UNIOGBIS is thus likely to...

    posted on THU 27 FEB 2020
  3. Insights

    Syria Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow (27 February) Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller is expected to brief the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Henrietta Fore, the Executive Director of UNICEF, is also expected to brief. While the discussion is expected...

    posted on WED 26 FEB 2020
  4. Insights

    Libya: Consultations on the Follow-Up to the Berlin Conference

    This afternoon (26 February), Security Council members are scheduled to meet in consultations on Libya. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Special Representative and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salamé are expected to brief....

    posted on WED 26 FEB 2020
  5. Insights

    Briefing on nonproliferation: “Supporting the Non-proliferation Treaty ahead of the 2020 Review Conference”

    Tomorrow afternoon (26 February), the Security Council will hold a briefing on non-proliferation with a specific focus on supporting the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ahead of the 2020 review conference. Briefings are expected from High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu...

    posted on TUE 25 FEB 2020
  6. Insights

    Burundi Informal Interactive Dialogue

    Tomorrow (26 February) Security Council members will hold an informal interactive dialogue (IID) to discuss the situation in Burundi. Assistant Secretary-General for Africa Bintou Keita will brief. Burundi has been invited to participate; it is not yet clear whether this...

    posted on TUE 25 FEB 2020
  7. Insights

    Yemen: Council Vote on Sanctions Regime*

    This morning the Council may vote on two different resolutions that renew the Yemen sanctions regime. Both would extend Yemen financial and travel ban sanctions until 26 February 2021, and the mandate of the Yemen Panel of Experts until 28...

    posted on TUE 25 FEB 2020
  8. Insights

    Arria-formula Meeting on Reprisals against Women Human Rights Defenders and Women Peacebuilders

    Tomorrow morning (21 February), Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, Germany and the UK are co-hosting an Arria-formula meeting entitled “Reprisals against women human rights defenders and women peacebuilders who engage with the Security Council and its subsidiary bodies”. The meeting...

    posted on THU 20 FEB 2020
  9. Insights

    UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (20 February), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH), a special political mission (SPM) established after the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) closed...

    posted on WED 19 FEB 2020
  10. Insights

    Central African Republic Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (20 February), the Security Council will meet for a briefing and consultations on the latest Secretary-General’s report on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Special Representative for the Central African Republic (CAR) and...

    posted on WED 19 FEB 2020
  11. Insights

    Syria Political Briefing and Arria-formula Meeting with the Commission of Inquiry

    Tomorrow morning (19 February) Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen is expected to brief the Security Council on the political track on Syria via video-teleconference from Geneva. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock may brief as well. In the afternoon, an...

    posted on TUE 18 FEB 2020
  12. Insights

    Ukraine Meeting

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 February), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the situation in Ukraine. Russia requested the meeting to mark the fifth anniversary of the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”, also known as...

    posted on MON 17 FEB 2020
  13. Insights

    Council Adopts Resolution on the Berlin Conference on Libya

    Yesterday afternoon (12 February), the Security Council adopted a resolution endorsing the conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya (S/RES/2510). The resolution was adopted with 14 votes in favour and one abstention (Russia). Background Libya’s capital, Tripoli, has been the...

    posted on THU 13 FEB 2020
  14. Insights

    Transitional Justice Open Debate

    Tomorrow (13 February), the Security Council will hold an open debate on “transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict situations” under the peacebuilding and sustaining peace agenda item. The meeting, initiated by Belgium as this month’s Council president, will be presided...

    posted on WED 12 FEB 2020
  15. Insights

    Children and Armed Conflict Briefing

    Tomorrow (12 February) the Security Council will hold a high-level briefing on “Integrating child protection into peace processes to resolve conflict and sustain peace”. The meeting, initiated by Belgium, the chair of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict...

    posted on TUE 11 FEB 2020
  16. Insights

    UNOWAS Mandate Renewal and Presidential Statement on West Africa and the Sahel

    This afternoon (11 February), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel, proposed by co-penholders Belgium and Niger. Meanwhile, the Council recently renewed the mandate of the UN Office for West Africa and...

    posted on TUE 11 FEB 2020
  17. Insights

    Security Council to Meet to Discuss US Middle East Peace Plan

    Tomorrow (11 February) the Security Council will hold a briefing on the agenda item “the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”. This is not the scheduled monthly meeting on the topic; rather, this meeting was requested by...

    posted on MON 10 FEB 2020
  18. Insights

    Briefing on Myanmar following the ICJ Order Indicating Provisional Measures

    Tomorrow (4 February), the Security Council is expected to meet in consultations for a briefing on Myanmar from Mohamed Khaled Khiari, Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. It seems that there was interest in also having...

    posted on MON 3 FEB 2020
  19. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for February

    Belgium holds the presidency of the Security Council for February. It has decided to convene an open debate on “Peacebuilding and sustaining peace: Transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict situations” as one of the signature events of its presidency. High...

    posted on MON 3 FEB 2020