Insights: Africa

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    Mali Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (5 December), the Security Council will receive a briefing from Jeffrey Feltman, head of the Department of Political Affairs, on the Secretary-General’s 29 November report on the situation in Mali (S/2012/894). The briefing is scheduled to be followed...

    posted on TUE 4 DEC 2012
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    Insights on Libya

    The Council will receive a briefing this afternoon, Tuesday 3 May, from the UN Special Envoy for Libya, Abdel-Elah Al-Khatib, followed by closed consultations. The briefing is expected to focus on Al-Khatib’s recent travel to Libya and participation in the...

    posted on TUE 3 MAY 2011
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    Insights on Western Sahara

    The Council is likely to adopt a resolution tomorrow (Wednesday, 27 April) renewing the mandate of the UN Mission in Western Sahara. Council members are still negotiating a draft resolution. A text was circulated to the wider Council membership on...

    posted on TUE 26 APR 2011
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    Insights on Sudan

    The Council is expected to receive two separate briefings tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 April) on Sudan – one on the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and the other on the AU-UN Hybrid mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Council members will also have...

    posted on TUE 19 APR 2011
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    Insights on Western Sahara

    Security Council consultations on Western Sahara were originally scheduled for today (Friday, 15 April) but have been postponed to Tuesday,19 April. (This is the second postponement. Yesterday it was postponed from Friday, 15 April to Monday, 18 April.) The Secretary-General’s...

    posted on FRI 15 APR 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    Tomorrow (Wednesday, 13 April) the Council will be briefed on the situation on Côte d’Ivoire by High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and UN chief of humanitarian affairs, Valerie Amos. The last time the Human Rights High Commissioner briefed...

    posted on TUE 12 APR 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    This morning the head of UN peacekeeping, Alain Le Roy, briefed Council members on recent events in Côte d’Ivoire. Le Roy last briefed the Council on Friday afternoon. It seems that Le Roy explained that the attacks by former President...

    posted on MON 11 APR 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    Following Russia’s request for a briefing on Côte d’Ivoire this morning during informal consultations Council members are now anticipating a briefing on the situation in Côte d’Ivoire this afternoon (Friday, 8 April). The briefing is expected to take place following...

    posted on FRI 8 APR 2011
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    Insights on Somalia Piracy

    The draft Somalia piracy resolution is expected to be put in blue today (Friday, 8 April). It is scheduled to be adopted on Monday, 11 April. Council members began negotiations on the draft resolution at expert level on 22 March...

    posted on FRI 8 APR 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    Although it is not currently on the Council’s provisional programme of work, the Secretary-General has been requested by resolution 1973 to provide a monthly report. It seems that this is likely to be be scheduled towards the end of April....

    posted on TUE 5 APR 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    Council members were briefed yesterday (Monday, 4 April) by the head of UN peacekeeping, Alain Le Roy, on the Secretary-General’s decision to give operational clearance for UNOCI to take “necessary measures” to prevent the use of heavy weapons against civilians...

    posted on TUE 5 APR 2011
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    Insights on Libya

    The Council will be briefed in a formal public meeting by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Libya, Abdelilah Al-Khatib this afternoon. This will be followed by informal consultations on Libya. Al-Khatib was in Libya last week where he met with...

    posted on MON 4 APR 2011
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    Insights on the April Programme of Work

    Council members met today to discuss the April programme of work. This followed the meeting of political coordinators on Friday on the programme of work. This month Colombia has the presidency. It is looking very likely that the Council will...

    posted on MON 4 APR 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    A draft resolution on Côte d’Ivoire under Chapter VII and co-sponsored by Nigeria and France has been put in blue and circulated to Council members. There still seems to be differences among Council members over some of the elements in...

    posted on WED 30 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    Council members met at the expert level for six and a half hours yesterday (28 March) on the draft resolution circulated by Nigeria and France on Friday, 25 March. Council members are expected to get a revised draft today. Both...

    posted on TUE 29 MAR 2011