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    “Technical Rollovers” of Security Council mandates

    In the upcoming period, several Security Council mandates will expire. These include the mandates of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia and of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, expiring on 31 March and...

    posted on THU 26 MAR 2020
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    Security Council Programme of Work for March

    China has the presidency of the Security Council in March. It has chosen to hold three discretionary events this month. The first will be a debate in early March on “Countering terrorism and extremism in Africa” featuring briefings by Chef...

    posted on MON 2 MAR 2020
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    Syria: Briefing on Idlib

    This afternoon (28 February), the Security Council is planning to hold an emergency meeting on the situation in Idlib. It seems that an official from the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, most likely Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo, will provide...

    posted on FRI 28 FEB 2020
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    Guinea-Bissau: UN Mission Mandate Renewal

    On Friday (28 February), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution that extends the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) until 31 December. At the end of this year UNIOGBIS is thus likely to...

    posted on THU 27 FEB 2020
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    Syria Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow (27 February) Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller is expected to brief the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Henrietta Fore, the Executive Director of UNICEF, is also expected to brief. While the discussion is expected...

    posted on WED 26 FEB 2020
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    Libya: Consultations on the Follow-Up to the Berlin Conference

    This afternoon (26 February), Security Council members are scheduled to meet in consultations on Libya. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Special Representative and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salamé are expected to brief....

    posted on WED 26 FEB 2020
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    Briefing on nonproliferation: “Supporting the Non-proliferation Treaty ahead of the 2020 Review Conference”

    Tomorrow afternoon (26 February), the Security Council will hold a briefing on non-proliferation with a specific focus on supporting the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ahead of the 2020 review conference. Briefings are expected from High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu...

    posted on TUE 25 FEB 2020
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    Burundi Informal Interactive Dialogue

    Tomorrow (26 February) Security Council members will hold an informal interactive dialogue (IID) to discuss the situation in Burundi. Assistant Secretary-General for Africa Bintou Keita will brief. Burundi has been invited to participate; it is not yet clear whether this...

    posted on TUE 25 FEB 2020
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    Yemen: Council Vote on Sanctions Regime*

    This morning the Council may vote on two different resolutions that renew the Yemen sanctions regime. Both would extend Yemen financial and travel ban sanctions until 26 February 2021, and the mandate of the Yemen Panel of Experts until 28...

    posted on TUE 25 FEB 2020
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    Arria-formula Meeting on Reprisals against Women Human Rights Defenders and Women Peacebuilders

    Tomorrow morning (21 February), Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, Germany and the UK are co-hosting an Arria-formula meeting entitled “Reprisals against women human rights defenders and women peacebuilders who engage with the Security Council and its subsidiary bodies”. The meeting...

    posted on THU 20 FEB 2020
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    UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (20 February), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH), a special political mission (SPM) established after the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) closed...

    posted on WED 19 FEB 2020
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    Central African Republic Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (20 February), the Security Council will meet for a briefing and consultations on the latest Secretary-General’s report on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Special Representative for the Central African Republic (CAR) and...

    posted on WED 19 FEB 2020
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    Syria Political Briefing and Arria-formula Meeting with the Commission of Inquiry

    Tomorrow morning (19 February) Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen is expected to brief the Security Council on the political track on Syria via video-teleconference from Geneva. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock may brief as well. In the afternoon, an...

    posted on TUE 18 FEB 2020
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    Ukraine Meeting

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 February), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the situation in Ukraine. Russia requested the meeting to mark the fifth anniversary of the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”, also known as...

    posted on MON 17 FEB 2020
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    Council Adopts Resolution on the Berlin Conference on Libya

    Yesterday afternoon (12 February), the Security Council adopted a resolution endorsing the conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya (S/RES/2510). The resolution was adopted with 14 votes in favour and one abstention (Russia). Background Libya’s capital, Tripoli, has been the...

    posted on THU 13 FEB 2020