Dates: SEPTEMBER 2020

  1. Insights

    ISIL/Da’esh Accountability: Council to Renew the Mandate of UNITAD

    Tomorrow (18 September), the Security Council president (Niger) is expected to announce the results of the written voting procedure on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD),...

    posted on THU 17 SEP 2020
  2. Insights

    Humanitarian Effects of Environmental Degradation on Peace and Security: Open VTC

    Tomorrow (17 September), Security Council members plan to hold a ministerial-level open debate in videoconference (VTC) format on the humanitarian effects of environmental degradation on peace and security. Kalla Ankourao, Niger’s Foreign Minister, is expected to chair the meeting. The...

    posted on WED 16 SEP 2020
  3. Insights

    Videoconference on Conflict-induced Hunger

    Tomorrow afternoon (17 September), Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) on conflict-induced food insecurity and the risk of famine, including in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), northeast Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian...

    posted on WED 16 SEP 2020
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    Syria: Meetings on the Humanitarian and Political Situations via Videoconference

    On Wednesday (16 September) and Friday (18 September), Security Council members will convene open videoconference meetings (VTC) on the situation in Syria. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is expected to brief on the humanitarian situation on Wednesday, while Special...

    posted on TUE 15 SEP 2020
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    South Sudan: Open and Closed VTCs

    On Wednesday (16 September), there will be an open VTC, followed by a closed VTC, on South Sudan. Special Representative and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) David Shearer, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, and a...

    posted on TUE 15 SEP 2020
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    UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (15 September), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another year until 17 September 2021. Council members are expected to vote on the resolution...

    posted on MON 14 SEP 2020
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    Libya: Council to Renew UNSMIL Mandate

    Tomorrow (15 September), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution in person renewing the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for another year until 15 September 2021. It seems that the UK, the penholder...

    posted on MON 14 SEP 2020
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    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations*

    Tomorrow (15 September), Security Council members will hold a briefing and consultations on Yemen at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) chamber. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths will provide his monthly briefing. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is also expected...

    posted on MON 14 SEP 2020
  9. Insights

    Peacekeeping: Open Debate via VTC

    On Monday (14 September), the Security Council will hold its annual open debate on peacekeeping in accordance with resolution 2378, which requests the Secretary-General to provide a comprehensive annual briefing on “reform of United Nations peacekeeping” every twelve months and...

    posted on FRI 11 SEP 2020
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    Myanmar: Closed VTC Briefing

    Tomorrow (11 September), Council members will hold a closed videoconference (VTC) meeting on the situation in Myanmar. Briefings are expected from Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener; High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi; and Kanni Wignaraja, UNDP Assistant Administrator...

    posted on THU 10 SEP 2020
  11. Insights

    Children and Armed Conflict: Open Debate and Adoption of a Presidential Statement on Attacks Against Schools

    Tomorrow (10 September), Security Council members will convene for an open debate on “Children and Armed Conflict: Attacks against Schools as a Grave Violation of Children’s Rights”, which will focus on the Sahel region. The meeting will coincide with the...

    posted on WED 9 SEP 2020
  12. Insights

    Arria-Formula Meeting on the Implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda by UN Peace Operations

    Tomorrow (9 September) an Arria-formula meeting will be held via videoconference on the implementation of Security Council resolutions on youth, peace and security by UN peace operations. It is being co-organised by the Dominican Republic, France, Indonesia, Niger, Saint Vincent...

    posted on TUE 8 SEP 2020
  13. Insights

    Videoconference on COVID-19 Pandemic

    Tomorrow (9 September), Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) on the implementation of resolution 2532, which demanded a cessation of hostilities in all situations on the Council’s agenda to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations...

    posted on TUE 8 SEP 2020
  14. Insights

    Open VTC Debate on Cooperation between the UN and the International Organization of La Francophonie

    On Tuesday (8 September) Council president Niger will convene an open videoconference (VTC) meeting on the relationship between the UN and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). This year marks the 50th anniversary of the organisation’s founding in Niamey,...

    posted on MON 7 SEP 2020
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    Arria-formula Meeting on Human Rights in Belarus  

    Tomorrow (4 September) an Arria-formula meeting on human rights in Belarus will be held via videoconference (VTC). The meeting is being co-organised by Council members Estonia, the UK and the US and co-sponsored by Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland,...

    posted on THU 3 SEP 2020
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    Libya: Open and Closed VTC on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

    Tomorrow morning (2 September), Security Council members are scheduled to hold an open videoconference (VTC), followed by a closed VTC, on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Libya sanctions. The Acting Special Representative and head of UNSMIL,...

    posted on TUE 1 SEP 2020
  17. Insights

    Security Council Programme of Work for September

    Niger is the president of the Security Council in September. Although the Security Council is expected to continue to work largely remotely via videoconference (VTC), due to COVID-19 restrictions, it plans to hold some meetings—including adoptions—in person on UN premises....

    posted on TUE 1 SEP 2020