Dates: MARCH 2020

  1. Insights

    Afghanistan: Informal Videoconference Meeting on UNAMA

    Tomorrow (31 March), Security Council members will convene an informal videoconference meeting on the situation in Afghanistan. Ingrid Hayden, Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), is expected to brief on recent developments and the...

    posted on MON 30 MAR 2020
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    Middle East, including the Palestinian Question: Informal Videoconference Meeting

    On Monday afternoon (30 March), Security Council members will convene an informal videoconference meeting on the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is expected to provide the quarterly briefing on...

    posted on SUN 29 MAR 2020
  3. Insights

    Peacekeeping: Vote on a Draft Resolution

    On Monday (30 March) the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution on capacity building and safety and security of peacekeepers. This was initially intended to be part of a signature event of China’s Council presidency for March, and...

    posted on SUN 29 MAR 2020
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    Syria: Joint Political and Humanitarian Informal Meeting via Videoconferencing

    On Monday morning (30 March), Security Council members will convene an informal videoconference meeting on the political and humanitarian situations in Syria. Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock are expected to brief. This is...

    posted on SAT 28 MAR 2020
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    1718 DPRK Sanctions Committee: Panel of Experts Mandate Renewal

    On Monday (30 March), the Security Council is expected to extend the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the work of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee. The text draws heavily on the language of...

    posted on FRI 27 MAR 2020
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    UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID): Vote on Draft Resolution

    On Monday (30 March), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) that will maintain the mission’s current troop and police ceilings until 31 May. Under normal circumstances this draft would...

    posted on FRI 27 MAR 2020
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    UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Mandate Renewal

    On Monday (30 March), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which expires on 31 March. Due to the impact of COVID-19, and with members unable to agree on video-conferencing...

    posted on FRI 27 MAR 2020
  8. Insights

    New Security Council Working Methods in the midst of COVID-19

    On Friday (March 27), the Security Council agreed to procedures for its meetings and adoptions, created to address the current difficulty of meeting physically due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new measures were set out in a...

    posted on FRI 27 MAR 2020
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    “Technical Rollovers” of Security Council mandates

    In the upcoming period, several Security Council mandates will expire. These include the mandates of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia and of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, expiring on 31 March and...

    posted on THU 26 MAR 2020
  10. Insights

    Libya: Informal Meeting on UNSMIL via Videoconferencing

    Tomorrow morning (26 March), Security Council members will convene an informal videoconferencing meeting on the situation in Libya and the activities of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Acting Special Representative and head of UNSMIL Stephanie Williams is...

    posted on WED 25 MAR 2020
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    UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) Informal Meeting via Videoconferencing

    On Tuesday (24 March), Security Council members will convene an informal videoconferencing meeting on the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is...

    posted on MON 23 MAR 2020
  12. Insights

    Possible implications of COVID-19 on International Peace and Security

    The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has since January already claimed over 12,950 lives globally and has had an impact on more than 180 countries and territories. Many countries have instituted drastic measure to curb the spread of the virus. COVID-19 has...

    posted on SAT 21 MAR 2020
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    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (12 March), the Security Council is expected to hear briefings from UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths (via VTC) and acting Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ramesh Rajasingham. Consultations are scheduled after the public session. Heavy fighting since...

    posted on WED 11 MAR 2020
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    UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (12 March), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for an additional year. The initial draft was circulated by the US, the penholder on...

    posted on WED 11 MAR 2020
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    Countering Terrorism and Extremism in Africa: Debate and Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (11 March), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a debate entitled “Countering terrorism and extremism in Africa” under the agenda item “Peace and security in Africa”, one of China’s signature events as president of the Council this month....

    posted on TUE 10 MAR 2020
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    Afghanistan: Resolution on the Peace Process

    Today (10 March) the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution welcoming the progress towards a political settlement of the war in Afghanistan facilitated by the 29 February “Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan” signed by the US and...

    posted on TUE 10 MAR 2020
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    Crimea: Arria-formula Meeting

    Tomorrow morning (6 March), there will be an open Arria-formula meeting on Crimea, hosted by Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, the UK, and the US in partnership with Ukraine. The focus of the meeting, which will take place at the Trusteeship...

    posted on THU 5 MAR 2020
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    Guinea-Bissau: Consultations on the deteriorating post-electoral situation

    Today (4 March), Security Council members are going to discuss the deteriorating situation in Guinea-Bissau in consultations under “any other business” with Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau Rosine Sori-Coulibaly. Niger requested the session,...

    posted on WED 4 MAR 2020
  19. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for March

    China has the presidency of the Security Council in March. It has chosen to hold three discretionary events this month. The first will be a debate in early March on “Countering terrorism and extremism in Africa” featuring briefings by Chef...

    posted on MON 2 MAR 2020