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    Security Council Videoconference on the Central African Republic

    On Monday (22 June), Security Council members will convene an open videoconferencing (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on the Secretary-General’s latest report on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The briefers...

    posted on FRI 19 JUN 2020
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    Haiti: Open and Closed VTC

    Tomorrow (19 June) Security Council members are expected to hold an open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH). Special Representative and head of BINUH Helen La Lime and Jacques...

    posted on THU 18 JUN 2020
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    Briefing by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

    Tomorrow (18 June), Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. The meeting will take place under the agenda item “Briefing by the United...

    posted on WED 17 JUN 2020
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    Arria-formula Meeting: Cyber Stability, Conflict Prevention and Capacity Building

    Tomorrow (22 May) there will be an Arria-formula meeting on: “Cyber Stability, Conflict Prevention and Capacity Building”, organised by Estonia in cooperation with Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Kenya. Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will deliver opening remarks and...

    posted on THU 21 MAY 2020
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    High-level Arria-formula Meeting to Mark the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II on European Soil

    Tomorrow (8 May), Estonia, Security Council president for May, is hosting a high-level Arria-formula meeting starting at 10 am via VTC on the theme: “Seventy-five years from the end of the Second World War on European soil—lessons learned for preventing...

    posted on THU 7 MAY 2020
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    Open VTC meeting on Youth, Peace and Security

    On Monday (27 April), Security Council members will hold an open video teleconference (VTC) meeting entitled: “Towards the fifth anniversary of the youth and peace and security agenda: accelerating implementation of resolutions 2250 and 2419”. Secretary-General António Guterres and Jayathma...

    posted on SUN 26 APR 2020
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    Informal Council Meeting on the COVID-19 Pandemic via Videoconferencing

    Tomorrow afternoon (9 April), Security Council members will convene a closed meeting with Secretary-General António Guterres on the COVID-19 pandemic via videoconferencing. The meeting is expected to focus on his appeal for a global ceasefire and the pandemic’s impact on...

    posted on WED 8 APR 2020
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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