Dates: JUNE 2020

  1. Insights

    Security Council Resolution on COVID-19*

    Tomorrow (1 July) the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution supporting the Secretary-General’s appeal for a global ceasefire to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The draft resolution expresses “grave concern about the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across...

    posted on TUE 30 JUN 2020
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    Iran Nuclear Agreement: Briefing on the Implementation of Resolution 2231

    Tomorrow (30 June), the Security Council will hold an open VTC on the implementation of resolution 2231, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo will present...

    posted on MON 29 JUN 2020
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    Meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and Regional Relations

    Today (29 June) Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) under the agenda item “Peace and security in Africa” to discuss an ongoing disagreement involving Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The meeting...

    posted on MON 29 JUN 2020
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    Syria: Humanitarian Briefing via VTC

    On Monday (29 June), Security Council members will convene an open videoconferencing (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is scheduled to brief. Susannah Sirkin, a civil...

    posted on SAT 27 JUN 2020
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    Mali: MINUSMA Mandate Renewal

    On Monday (29 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2021. As penholder on Mali, France circulated a first draft of...

    posted on FRI 26 JUN 2020
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    Council to Vote on the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

    This afternoon (25 June), the Security Council president (France) is expected to announce the result of the voting on a resolution extending the operating period and the term of the prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT, the...

    posted on THU 25 JUN 2020
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    Afghanistan: Security Council videoconference on UNAMA

    Tomorrow (25 June), Security Council members will convene an open videoconferencing (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on the situation in Afghanistan. Deborah Lyons, Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA),...

    posted on WED 24 JUN 2020
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Security Council Developments

    Tomorrow (25 June) Security Council members will have an active day on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). After the provisional 24-hour voting period, the Council will adopt a resolution in the afternoon renewing the measures under the 1533...

    posted on WED 24 JUN 2020
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    Meeting on “The Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question”

    Tomorrow (24 June) Security Council members are expected to hold an open videoconference (VTC), followed by a closed VTC, on “The Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question”. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov...

    posted on TUE 23 JUN 2020
  10. Insights

    Closed Videoconference on Yemen

    Tomorrow (24 June), Security Council members will hold a closed videoconference (VTC) on Yemen. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, and General Abhijit Guha, who heads the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA), are...

    posted on TUE 23 JUN 2020
  11. Insights

    Open VTC Meeting on Children and Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow afternoon (23 June), Security Council members will hold an open video teleconference (VTC) meeting on Children and Armed Conflict. Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba will present the Secretary-General’s annual report. The Executive Director of UNICEF,...

    posted on MON 22 JUN 2020
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    South Sudan Meeting: Open and Closed VTC

    On Tuesday (23 June) the Security Council will hold an open videoconference (VTC), followed by a closed VTC, on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Special Representative and head of UNMISS David Shearer and a South Sudanese civil society...

    posted on MON 22 JUN 2020
  13. Insights

    UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Mandate Renewal

    This afternoon (22 June), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which expires on 30 June, until 31 August. The resolution in blue will be the second technical rollover of...

    posted on MON 22 JUN 2020
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    Burundi: Closed VTC

    On Monday (22 June), Security Council members will convene a closed videoconferencing (VTC) meeting on Burundi. Assistant Secretary-General for Africa Bintou Keita is expected to brief. In May, the Council was expected to meet on Burundi, in keeping with the...

    posted on SAT 20 JUN 2020
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    Security Council Videoconference on the Central African Republic

    On Monday (22 June), Security Council members will convene an open videoconferencing (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on the Secretary-General’s latest report on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The briefers...

    posted on FRI 19 JUN 2020
  16. Insights

    Haiti: Open and Closed VTC

    Tomorrow (19 June) Security Council members are expected to hold an open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH). Special Representative and head of BINUH Helen La Lime and Jacques...

    posted on THU 18 JUN 2020
  17. Insights

    Briefing by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

    Tomorrow (18 June), Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. The meeting will take place under the agenda item “Briefing by the United...

    posted on WED 17 JUN 2020
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    Syria: Political Informal Meeting via Videoconferencing

    Tomorrow (16 June), Security Council members will convene an open videoconferencing (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on the political situation in Syria. Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen is expected to brief on the political situation. Noura Ghazi,...

    posted on MON 15 JUN 2020
  19. Insights

    Libya Sanctions: Vote on a Resolution

    Tomorrow afternoon (5 June), the Security Council president (France) is expected to announce the result of the voting on a resolution renewing for twelve months an authorisation first put into effect in resolution 2292 of 14 June 2016. The current...

    posted on THU 4 JUN 2020
  20. Insights

    Security Council Videoconference on the G5 Sahel Joint Force

    Tomorrow (5 June), Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC), followed by a closed VTC, on the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force (FC-G5S). The expected briefers are Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and Minister for...

    posted on THU 4 JUN 2020
  21. Insights

    Open VTC with the Heads of Military Components

    Tomorrow (4 June) Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) with force commanders from UN peacekeeping operations. Force commanders from three missions—the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and...

    posted on WED 3 JUN 2020
  22. Insights

    Resolutions on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the establishment of a follow-on mission

    The Security Council expects to adopt two resolutions related to Sudan. Council members are currently voting according to the written procedures put in place due to COVID-19, and the results will be read out tomorrow (4 June). One resolution extends...

    posted on WED 3 JUN 2020
  23. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for June

    France holds the presidency of the Security Council in June. In light of the UN Headquarters’ anticipated partial closure extending to the end of June, the Council is expected to continue using the provisional measures agreed on at the end of March, as adapted in April...

    posted on MON 1 JUN 2020