Dates: AUGUST 2020

  1. Insights

    Counter-Terrorism: Vote on Draft Resolution*

    Tomorrow afternoon (31 August), the Security Council president (Indonesia) is expected to announce the result of the voting on a draft resolution on the prosecution, rehabilitation and reintegration (PRR) of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), initiated by Indonesia. Counter-terrorism is one...

    posted on SUN 30 AUG 2020
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    UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Mandate Renewal

    Today (28 August), the Security Council president (Indonesia) is expected to announce the results of the written voting procedure on a draft resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The draft has gone through...

    posted on FRI 28 AUG 2020
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    UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Mandate Renewal

    This afternoon (28 August), the president of the Security Council (Indonesia) is expected to announce the results of a vote on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for another year ahead of...

    posted on FRI 28 AUG 2020
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    Mali: Renewal of Sanctions Regime*

    This evening (27 August) the Security Council started a written voting procedure on a draft resolution that will extend the Mali sanctions measures—an asset freeze and travel ban—until 31 August 2021, and the mandate of the Mali Panel of Experts...

    posted on THU 27 AUG 2020
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    Women in Peacekeeping Operations: Adoption of a Resolution

    Tomorrow afternoon (28 August), the Security Council president (Indonesia) is expected to announce the result of the voting on a draft resolution on women in peacekeeping operations, initiated by Indonesia. Background Peacekeeping is one of Indonesia’s priorities during its 2019-2020...

    posted on THU 27 AUG 2020
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    Arria-formula Meeting on Cyber-Attacks Against Critical Infrastructure

    Tomorrow afternoon (26 August), there will be an Arria-formula meeting via videoconference on: “Cyber-Attacks Against Critical Infrastructure”. The meeting has been organised by Indonesia, in cooperation with Belgium, Estonia and Viet Nam, and the International Committee of the Red Cross...

    posted on TUE 25 AUG 2020
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    Iraq: Open and Closed VTC on UNAMI

    Tomorrow morning (26 August), Security Council members are scheduled to hold an open videoconference (VTC), followed by a closed VTC, on the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The Special Representative and head of UNAMI, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, is expected...

    posted on TUE 25 AUG 2020
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    The Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question: Open and Closed VTC

    Tomorrow (25 August) Security Council members will hold their monthly meeting on “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question”. The format will be an open videoconference (VTC) session, followed by a closed VTC. Special Coordinator for the...

    posted on MON 24 AUG 2020
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    Counter-Terrorism: Open VTC

    Tomorrow morning (24 August), Security Council members are scheduled to hold an open VTC on the Secretary-General’s 11th biannual strategic-level report (S/2020/774) on the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh) under the...

    posted on SUN 23 AUG 2020
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    Briefing and Consultations on the Situation in Somalia

    Tomorrow (20 August) Security Council members will discuss the situation in Somalia, meeting in person in the ECOSOC chamber. Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) James Swan and AU Special Representative Francisco Madeira are...

    posted on WED 19 AUG 2020
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    Security Council Closed Videoconference on Mali

    This afternoon (19 August), Security Council members will hold a closed videoconference (VTC) on Mali after soldiers arrested President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and other government officials yesterday (18 August). Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to brief. France,...

    posted on WED 19 AUG 2020
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    Syria: Meeting on the Political Situation via Videoconference

    Tomorrow (19 August), Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen will brief Security Council members in an open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on political as well as socio-economic and security developments in Syria. Pedersen is likely to...

    posted on TUE 18 AUG 2020
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    Yemen: Closed Videoconference

    Tomorrow (18 August), 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 of the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) are expected...

    posted on MON 17 AUG 2020
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    Vote on the Iran Arms Embargo Resolution

    This afternoon (14 August) the Security Council is expected to announce the results of a vote on a draft resolution on the Iran arms embargo. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Council members currently submit their votes to the Security Council...

    posted on FRI 14 AUG 2020
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    High-Level Open Debate on Pandemics and the Challenges of Sustaining Peace

    Tomorrow (12 August), the Security Council will hold a high-level open debate on “Pandemics and the Challenges of Sustaining Peace” via videoconference (VTC). Indonesia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Retno L.P. Marsudi, will chair the session, which will include briefings by...

    posted on TUE 11 AUG 2020
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    Security Council Members to Discuss Sudan (Darfur) under “Any Other Business”

    Tomorrow (11 August) Security Council members will discuss the situation in Sudan (Darfur) under “other matters” (also known as “any other business”) at the request of the UK and Germany, the co-penholders on Darfur. A Secretariat official is expected to...

    posted on MON 10 AUG 2020
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    Counter-Terrorism: Open Debate on the Linkages between Terrorism and Organised Crime

    Tomorrow morning (6 August), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate titled “Addressing the Issue of Linkages between Terrorism and Organised Crime” under the agenda item “Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts”. The...

    posted on WED 5 AUG 2020
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    Security Council Programme of Work for August

    Indonesia is the president of the Security Council in August. The Security Council is expected to continue to work remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions, as reflected in the programme of work. It could decide to hold some meetings on UN...

    posted on MON 3 AUG 2020