Insights: Conflict Prevention

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    Nicaragua Briefing

    Tomorrow (5 September), the US, this month’s Security Council president, is planning to hold a Council meeting on the situation in Nicaragua. A procedural vote to determine whether to convene the meeting is possible. If the meeting is held, briefers...

    posted on TUE 4 SEP 2018
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    Mediation and Settlement of Disputes Open Debate

    Tomorrow (29 August), there will be an open debate of the Security Council on mediation and the peaceful resolution of conflicts. Secretary-General António Guterres; Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who is a member of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on...

    posted on TUE 28 AUG 2018
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    Middle East and North Africa Debate

    On Monday (25 June), the Council will hold a debate on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, which is expected to focus on root causes of conflict in these regions and ways to address these conflicts. Secretary-General...

    posted on FRI 22 JUN 2018
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    Conflict Prevention: Presidential Statement

    Today (18 January), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a presidential statement on conflict prevention under the agenda item “maintenance of international peace and security”. The statement, which is based largely on agreed language from previous Council outcomes, passed...

    posted on THU 18 JAN 2018
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    Open Debate on Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace

    Tomorrow (10 January), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on “conflict prevention and sustaining peace”. Margot Wallström, Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will preside. Ten Council members, as well as several non-Council members, are expected to be...

    posted on MON 9 JAN 2017
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    Briefing on The Gambia in Consultations

    This morning, Council members will be briefed on developments in The Gambia by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman in consultations. On Saturday (10 December), Council members issued a press statement that condemned President Yahya Jammeh’s announcement on Friday (9...

    posted on MON 12 DEC 2016
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    Open Debate on the Role of Women in Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa

    On Monday (28 March), at the initiative of Angola, the Security Council will hold an open debate on the role of women in conflict prevention and resolution in Africa. Angola circulated a concept note on 7 March in preparation for...

    posted on FRI 25 MAR 2016
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    Open Debate on the Great Lakes Region

    On Monday (21 March), a ministerial-level open debate on the prevention and resolution of conflicts in the Great Lakes Region will be held, at the initiative of Security Council president, Angola. A draft presidential statement was circulated late Thursday evening...

    posted on FRI 18 MAR 2016
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    Dispatches from the Field: Discussions on Conflict Prevention in Africa

    Dakar (8 March) – Members today completed the final leg of their visiting mission to West Africa, in Dakar, Senegal. The Council programme included a visit to the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), where members received...

    posted on TUE 8 MAR 2016
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    Open Debate and Resolution on Conflict Prevention

    Tomorrow (21 August), the Security Council will hold an open debate on conflict prevention, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay as briefers. A vote is expected on a draft resolution on conflict prevention during...

    posted on WED 20 AUG 2014
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    Dispatches from the Field: Belgium and Lessons from World War I

    Day 1: Dinant, Leuven, Ypres The Security Council’s visiting mission to Europe and Africa began in Belgium yesterday (9 August) with activities in Belgium related to the centennial of the start of World War I in August 1914. The three...

    posted on SUN 10 AUG 2014
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    Briefing on the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy (UNRCCA)

    On Friday ( 15 July) Council members are expecting a briefing in consultations from the special representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), Miroslav Jenča. This will be the...

    posted on THU 14 JUL 2011
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    Insights on the Monthly DPA Briefing on Emerging Issues

    On Monday, 18 April, Council members will receive another in the series of briefings from the Department of Political Affairs head, B. Lynn Pascoe on emerging or significant issues. It seems that Pascoe may focus on: Somalia, Libya and also...

    posted on FRI 15 APR 2011
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    Insights on Conflict Prevention

    This afternoon (Thursday, 31 March) the Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa will hold a workshop to examine ways of enhancing its role. South Africa, the chair of the Working Group, is hoping to for...

    posted on THU 31 MAR 2011
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    Insights on the Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention in Africa

    The Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution on Africa will be meeting this Friday (11 March) for the first time since South Africa took over the chairmanship of the Working Group. It is expected to discuss its Programme of...

    posted on THU 10 MAR 2011