Dates: JULY 2020

  1. Insights

    Syria: Humanitarian Briefing via VTC

    Tomorrow (29 July), Security Council members are scheduled to hold an open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on Syria. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is expected to brief on the humanitarian situation. The Council will...

    posted on TUE 28 JUL 2020
  2. Insights

    Central African Republic: Sanctions Regime Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (28 July), the Security Council plans to hold in-person meetings in the ECOSOC chamber in order to, among other things, adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the Central Africa Republic (CAR) sanctions regime until 31 July 2021 and...

    posted on MON 27 JUL 2020
  3. Insights

    UNFICYP Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (28 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for another six months. The UK, the penholder on this issue, circulated the draft resolution to...

    posted on MON 27 JUL 2020
  4. Insights

    Presidential Statement on West Africa and the Sahel

    On Tuesday (28 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel. Co-penholders Belgium and Niger circulated the draft statement about two weeks ago following Council members’ 9 July videoconference with Special...

    posted on MON 27 JUL 2020
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    Arria-formula Meeting on the Participation of Women in the Afghan Peace Process

    Tomorrow (27 July) an Arria-formula meeting will be held via videoconference on “Women and the Afghan Peace Process: Ensuring Women’s Participation and Promoting their Rights”. It is being co-organised by Afghanistan, Germany, Indonesia and the United Kingdom. The First Lady...

    posted on SUN 26 JUL 2020
  6. Insights

    Security Council Videoconference on Mali Socio-Political Crisis

    On Monday afternoon (27 July), Security Council members will hold a closed videoconference (VTC) on the ongoing political and civil unrest in Mali. Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) Mahamat Saleh Annadif is...

    posted on FRI 24 JUL 2020
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    Climate and Security: Ministerial-level Open Debate

    Tomorrow morning (24 July) Security Council members will hold a ministerial-level open debate on “climate and security” in open videoconference format. A senior official from the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) is expected to brief. Colonel Mahamadou...

    posted on THU 23 JUL 2020
  8. Insights

    Syria: Briefing on Political Developments

    Tomorrow (23 July), Security Council members will convene for an open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on Syria. Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen is expected to update members on political, socio-economic and security developments. The Council...

    posted on WED 22 JUL 2020
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    Informal Interactive Dialogue with the Peacebuilding Commission on Implications of COVID-19 in Conflict-affected Countries

    Tomorrow (22 July), Security Council members will hold an informal interactive dialogue (IID) with representatives of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) on the impact of COVID-19 on conflict-affected countries. Louise Blais, chargé d’affaires of Canada, which chairs the PBC, and Oscar...

    posted on TUE 21 JUL 2020
  10. Insights

    Open VTC meeting on “The Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question” 

    Tomorrow (21 July) Council members are expected to hold the quarterly open debate on “The Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question” in open videoconference (VTC) format. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is expected to brief. Council members will also be briefed by two civil society representatives: Daniel Levy, president...

    posted on MON 20 JUL 2020
  11. Insights

    Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Open Debate

    Tomorrow morning (17 July), the Security Council will hold its annual open debate on conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV). The meeting, which will take place in open VTC format, is being organised by Germany in collaboration with the Dominican Republic. The...

    posted on THU 16 JUL 2020
  12. Insights

    Arria-formula meeting on illegal exploitation of natural resources in the Great Lakes Region

    Tomorrow (15 July) Council members will participate in an Arria-formula meeting entitled “the illegal exploitation of natural resources in the Great Lakes Region: how to translate the ongoing positive regional momentum into new options for conflict prevention, management and reform”....

    posted on TUE 14 JUL 2020
  13. Insights

    Youth, Peace and Security: Vote on Draft Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (Tuesday, 14 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on youth, peace and security under the agenda item “maintenance of international peace and security”. The vote will take place in the ECOSOC Chamber, where the...

    posted on MON 13 JUL 2020
  14. Insights

    Yemen: Mandate renewal of UNMHA and Council VTC on the FSO Safer oil tanker

    Tomorrow (14 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) for one year until 15 July 2021.  The adoption will take place during the first...

    posted on MON 13 JUL 2020
  15. Insights

    Colombia Briefing

    Tomorrow morning (14 July), the Security Council will hold its quarterly meeting on Colombia. Special Representative and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia Carlos Ruiz Massieu is expected to brief on recent developments and the Secretary-General’s latest 90-day...

    posted on MON 13 JUL 2020
  16. Insights

    Security Council to Adopt its Annual Report to the General Assembly

    Tomorrow morning (14 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt its annual report to the General Assembly covering 1 January-31 December 2019. The adoption will take place during the first Council in-person meeting since mid-March, when extraordinary and provisional...

    posted on MON 13 JUL 2020
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    Syria: Vote on Fifth Draft Resolution on Cross-Border Humanitarian Access*

    Today (11 July), the Security Council will again vote on a draft resolution circulated by the humanitarian co-penholders (Germany and Belgium) authorising cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria. The announcement of the results on the draft resolution, which will...

    posted on SAT 11 JUL 2020
  18. Insights

    Syria: Vote on Third Draft Resolution on Cross-Border Humanitarian Access

    Today (10 July) the Security Council will announce the results of a vote on a draft resolution authorising cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria. The draft resolution in blue, which was circulated yesterday at 1300 hours by the humanitarian...

    posted on FRI 10 JUL 2020
  19. Insights

    Council Meeting on West Africa and the Sahel

    Tomorrow (9 July), Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on West Africa and the Sahel. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS),...

    posted on WED 8 JUL 2020
  20. Insights

    Syria: Vote on Second Draft Resolution on Cross-Border Humanitarian Access

    This evening (8 July) the Security Council will announce the results of a vote on a draft resolution authorising cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria. The draft resolution in blue, which was circulated yesterday by the Russian Federation, is...

    posted on WED 8 JUL 2020
  21. Insights

    Syria: Vote on Cross Border Humanitarian Access Draft Resolution

    This afternoon (7 July) the Security Council will announce the results of a vote on a draft resolution authorising cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria. Under an agreement reached on 27 March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic Council members...

    posted on TUE 7 JUL 2020
  22. Insights

    Open VTC on Peace Operations and Human Rights

    Tomorrow morning (7 July) the Security Council will hold an open VTC under the agenda item “United Nations peacekeeping operations” on the topic of peace operations and human rights. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Federal Minister of Defence, will chair the meeting....

    posted on MON 6 JUL 2020
  23. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for July

    Germany is the Security Council president in July. Briefing the press today, Ambassador Christoph Heusgen emphasised that a comprehensive approach to peace and security and the defence of the rules-based international order would be guiding themes (“the leitmotif”) of Germany’s...

    posted on WED 1 JUL 2020