Insights: human rights

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    Human Rights in Peace Operations: Arria-formula Meeting

    Tomorrow (17 April), there will be a closed Arria-formula meeting on human rights in peace operations. Côte d’Ivoire, France, Germany, Kuwait, and Peru are sponsoring the meeting, which is expected to be co-chaired by Niels Annen, Minister of State at...

    posted on TUE 16 APR 2019
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    Syria: Briefing by the High Commissioner for Human Rights*

    This afternoon (19 March), the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, is expected to brief the Council on the human rights situation in Syria. The meeting was requested by France, with the support of the Netherlands, Peru,...

    posted on MON 19 MAR 2018
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    Human Rights Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, 18 April), the Council is expected to hold a public meeting, in briefing format, under the title “Maintenance of international peace and security: human rights and prevention of armed conflict”. Secretary-General António Guterres is expected to brief....

    posted on MON 17 APR 2017
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    Arria-Formula Meeting with Human Rights Components in Peace Operations

    Tomorrow (24 February) Senegal, Sweden and Uruguay are co-hosting a closed Arria-formula meeting with the heads of human rights components of three UN peace operations. Council members have used the closed Arria-formula format to meet with the heads of human...

    posted on THU 23 FEB 2017
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    Arria-Formula Meeting with Human Rights Components in Peace Operations

    Tomorrow (2 March) New Zealand and Uruguay are co-hosting a closed Arria-formula meeting with the heads of human rights components of five UN peace operations. Council members have used the closed Arria-formula format to meet with the heads of human...

    posted on TUE 1 MAR 2016
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    Meeting on the Human Rights Situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

    Tomorrow afternoon (10 December), the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), with briefings by High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and Under-Secretary-General...

    posted on WED 9 DEC 2015
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    Arria-Formula Meeting with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria

    Tomorrow afternoon (12 November), Security Council members are set to meet with the Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on Syria in a closed Arria-formula session. This will be the sixth Arria-formula meeting with the Commission of Inquiry. In relation...

    posted on WED 11 NOV 2015
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    Meeting on the Human Rights Situation in North Korea

    On Monday afternoon (22 December), the Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). This will be the first time that the situation in the DPRK is considered as a separate agenda item...

    posted on FRI 19 DEC 2014
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    Arria-Formula Meeting on the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons

    Tomorrow afternoon (30 May) Chile and Australia are cohosting an Arria-formula meeting on the challenges of protecting internally displaced persons (IDPs) and what role the Security Council can play in this respect. Ambassador Cristián Barros (Chile) is likely to make...

    posted on THU 29 MAY 2014
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    South Sudan Consultations and Human Rights Briefing

    Tomorrow (3 July), Council members are scheduled to meet in consultations to discuss the Secretary-General’s 26 June report (S/2012/486) on the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS). Hilde Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for UNMISS, is...

    posted on MON 2 JUL 2012
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    Pillay Briefing on Human Rights in Libya and the OPT

    Council members are scheduled to be briefed in consultations on Monday afternoon (2 July) on Libya and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) by Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. (The closed session briefing will follow a similar morning...

    posted on FRI 29 JUN 2012
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    Syria Briefing by High Commissioner for Human Rights

    On 2 and 3 July, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, will provide the Security Council with updates on the human rights situation in Syria, Libya, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and Sudan/South Sudan. At press time...

    posted on FRI 29 JUN 2012
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    Security Council Retreat with the Secretary-General

    The annual Security Council Retreat with the Secretary-General begins this evening (3 April), with a full day of discussions tomorrow (4 April). The Secretary-General and senior staff of the UN Secretariat will meet with Security Council members, represented at the...

    posted on TUE 3 APR 2012
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    Negotiations on Syria Draft Resolution

    It seems Council members will have a further meeting at expert level at 3 p.m. today (Thursday, 22 December) to continue negotiations on a draft resolution on Syria circulated by Russia on 15 December. However, at press time Russia had...

    posted on THU 22 DEC 2011
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    Draft Resolution on Syria

    Council members appear to be considering a draft resolution on Syria circulated by Russia on 15 December. (Russia called for emergency informal consultations on the Middle East earlier the same day.) It seems that Council members will meet at expert...

    posted on FRI 16 DEC 2011