posted on THU 20 SEP 2018 5:53 PM
Peacekeeping Performance: Vote on a Draft Resolution

Tomorrow (21 September), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution on peacekeeping performance. Council members met once in person at expert level to discuss the draft, which was prepared by the US, and subsequent negotiations took place bilaterally. After two broken silence periods, on 18 September (by China and Russia) and on 19 September (by Russia), the draft was put in blue today.… Read more »

posted on THU 20 SEP 2018 5:27 PM
Yemen: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation

Tomorrow afternoon (21 September), the Security Council will have a briefing on the humanitarian situation in Yemen by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock.… Read more »

posted on WED 19 SEP 2018 7:48 PM
Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Briefing

Tomorrow (20 September), Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is scheduled to brief the Security Council in the monthly meeting on the situation in the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Mladenov is expected to discuss recent political, humanitarian and security developments in Israel/Palestine and the surrounding region. The briefing is not expected to be followed by consultations, in keeping with the US presidency’s goal of holding as many meetings as possible in the open chamber this month. This… Read more »

posted on MON 17 SEP 2018 9:06 PM
South Sudan Briefing

Tomorrow (18 September), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in South Sudan from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Nicholas Haysom and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Special Envoy for South Sudan Ismail Wais. A civil society representative based in South Sudan is expected to brief as well via VTC. At press time, Council members were not scheduled to hold consultations following the briefing, although that… Read more »

posted on MON 17 SEP 2018 8:43 PM
Syria: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation and Political Developments

Tomorrow (18 September), the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the humanitarian situation and political developments in Syria. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will brief the Council. The meeting is expected to focus particularly on the situation in Idlib.… Read more »

posted on SUN 16 SEP 2018 8:19 AM
DPRK/Non-proliferation Briefing

On Monday morning (17 September), the Security Council will hold an open briefing on the implementation of sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The meeting was requested by the US, and its ambassador Nikki Haley is expected to brief the Council on issues related to the latest midterm report of the Panel of Experts of the 1718 DPRK Sanctions Committee. A representative of the Department of Political Affairs might also brief, although this has not been confirmed… Read more »

posted on THU 13 SEP 2018 12:09 AM
UN Support Mission in Libya Mandate Renewal

Today (13 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for another year until 15 September 2019.… Read more »

posted on WED 12 SEP 2018 3:34 PM
Colombia: Mission Mandate Renewal

Tomorrow (13 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing until 25 September 2019 the mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The draft, which was prepared by the UK, passed silence procedure this morning and is now in blue. Negotiations were smooth, with no Council member proposing amendments, and the draft in blue does not include any changes to the mission’s mandate.… Read more »

posted on TUE 11 SEP 2018 2:00 PM
Peacekeeping Reform Debate

Tomorrow (12 September), the Security Council will hold a debate on peacekeeping reform. The Council will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix and Sarah Blakemore, Chief Executive of the NGO Keeping Children Safe. Although no outcome will be adopted at the debate, the discussion is expected to feed into the negotiations on a draft resolution that the US circulated to Council members late last week focusing on performance of UN peacekeepers.… Read more »

posted on TUE 11 SEP 2018 1:19 PM
Yemen Briefing and Consultations

This afternoon (11 September), UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths is expected to brief the Council on Yemen via video teleconference from Amman. The UK requested the meeting to follow up on the Geneva consultations that the Special Envoy sought to organise last week between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels, but which the Houthis never attended. The US, seeking to ensure public meetings during its Council presidency this month, has decided to have a public briefing with Griffiths, to be… Read more »