Dates: OCTOBER 2020

  1. Insights

    Debate on “Comprehensive Review of the Situation in the Persian Gulf Region”

    Tomorrow (20 October), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level debate via videoconference under the agenda item “Maintenance of international peace and security” on: “Comprehensive review of the situation in the Persian Gulf region”. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is...

    posted on MON 19 OCT 2020
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    Nagorno-Karabakh Consultations

    This afternoon (19 October) Security Council members will hold consultations on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh (NK). France, Russia, and the US called for the meeting amid the current escalation of violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding...

    posted on MON 19 OCT 2020
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    Central African Republic: Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (19 October), the Security Council will meet for a briefing, followed by consultations, on the Secretary-General’s latest report (S/2020/994) on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Special Representative for the Central African...

    posted on FRI 16 OCT 2020
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    UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (15 October), the Security Council is scheduled to meet in person to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) for another year, until 15 October 2021. The US, the penholder on...

    posted on WED 14 OCT 2020
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    Mali: Presidential Statement on Political Transition

    Tomorrow (15 October), the Security Council will adopt a presidential statement that welcomes the new transitional arrangements in Mali following the 18 August coup d’état, and outlines expectations of the way forward. France, as the penholder on Mali, circulated a...

    posted on WED 14 OCT 2020
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    Colombia Briefing via Videoconference

    Tomorrow afternoon (14 October), the Security Council will hold its quarterly meeting on Colombia via videoconference. 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...

    posted on TUE 13 OCT 2020
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    Cyprus Consultations and Presidential Statement

    This afternoon (9 October) the Security Council will hold in-person consultations on Cyprus. Special Representative and head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) Elizabeth Spehar is expected to brief via videoconference (VTC). The Republic of Cyprus requested the...

    posted on FRI 9 OCT 2020
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    Arria-formula Meeting on Mediation

    Tomorrow (9 October), there will be a virtual Arria-formula meeting on mediation. Council members Belgium, Germany, Viet Nam and non-Council member Switzerland are jointly hosting the meeting. Council members, other UN member states, representatives of the Group of Friends of...

    posted on THU 8 OCT 2020
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    Mali: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (8 October), the Security Council will hear a briefing from Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). This is foreseen as the first formal meeting in the Council...

    posted on WED 7 OCT 2020
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    Security Council Programme of Work for October

    Russia is the president of the Security Council in October. The Council plans to hold several meetings in person this month, although some will take place via videoconference (VTC) due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19. As a signature event of...

    posted on THU 1 OCT 2020
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    Arria-formula Meeting: Access to education in conflict and post-conflict settings

    On Friday (2 October), there will be an Arria-formula meeting on: “Access to education in conflict and post conflict contexts: Role of digital technology and connectivity”. Security Council members co-sponsoring the meeting are Belgium, China, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, France,...

    posted on THU 1 OCT 2020
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    Libya: Adoption of a Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (2 October), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the authorisation for member states, acting nationally or through regional organisations, to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya that they have...

    posted on THU 1 OCT 2020