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    Meeting on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

    Tomorrow (18 January), the Security Council is scheduled to meet for a briefing and consultations on Libya. The Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salamé and Jürgen Schulz, the Deputy Permanent Representative of...

    posted on THU 17 JAN 2019
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    Sudan Sanctions Committee Briefing

    Tomorrow (17 January), Ambassador Joanna Wronecka (Poland), chair of the 1591 Sudan Sanctions Committee, is expected to provide the quarterly briefing to the Security Council on the work of the Committee. The briefing will be public, continuing Poland’s practice of...

    posted on WED 16 JAN 2019
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    Mali Briefing

    Tomorrow (16 January), the Security Council will be briefed on the situation in Mali by Assistant Secretary-General for Africa Bintou Keita. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Mali, Kamissa Camara, is also expected to participate in the...

    posted on TUE 15 JAN 2019
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (11 January), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative and head of the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic...

    posted on THU 10 JAN 2019
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    Security Council Programme of Work for January 2019

    The Dominican Republic is Security Council president this month. It is one of five new members beginning their two-year Council terms on 1 January, with Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, and South Africa. The Dominican Republic’s signature event for the month will...

    posted on WED 2 JAN 2019
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    Arria-formula Meeting on Protecting Medical Care in Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow morning (21 December), there will be an Arria-formula meeting at 11 a.m.in the ECOSOC chamber, open to all member states and to civil society, on “Protecting medical care in armed conflict – from policy to practice”.The meeting is organised...

    posted on THU 20 DEC 2018
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    Briefing on the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel

    This afternoon (20 December), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the “UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS), an integrated response to peacebuilding and sustaining peace in the Sahel”. It will hear briefings from the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser...

    posted on THU 20 DEC 2018
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    Presidential Statement on the Advisory Role of the Peacebuilding Commission

    This afternoon (18 December), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)’s advisory role to the Security Council on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. Sweden, which has served for the past two years as...

    posted on TUE 18 DEC 2018
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    Vote on Draft Resolution on the Financing of AU Peace Support Operations*

    Tomorrow (19 December), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution on the financing of AU peace support operations. An initial draft was circulated by the three African members on the Council (Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Equatorial...

    posted on TUE 18 DEC 2018
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    South Sudan: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (18 December), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on South Sudan (S/2018/1103). Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten may also brief...

    posted on MON 17 DEC 2018
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    Meeting on the Situation in Kosovo

    This afternoon (17 December), the Council will hold an emergency meeting on the situation in Kosovo. Serbia requested the meeting in a 14 December letter to the President of the Council, citing the decision of the Kosovo authorities to transform...

    posted on MON 17 DEC 2018
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    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations on Political Process and Humanitarian Crisis

    Tomorrow morning (14 December), the Council expects to hear briefings from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths (via VTC from Amman), and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. The UK requested the session, which follows the conclusion earlier...

    posted on THU 13 DEC 2018
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    Syria: Resolution on Cross-border Humanitarian Access and Humanitarian Briefing

    Later today (13 December), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution prepared by Sweden and Kuwait renewing the authorisation for cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access to Syria. There were two rounds of negotiations with all Council...

    posted on THU 13 DEC 2018
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    Resolution on Police, Justice and Corrections

    Tomorrow (13 December), the Council is set to adopt a resolution drafted by the Netherlands and Côte d’Ivoire on the rule of law in the context of peace operations, on “strengthening support to police, justice and corrections areas in peacekeeping...

    posted on WED 12 DEC 2018
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    Briefing on Iran and Non-proliferation

    On Wednesday (12 December) the Security Council will hold its semiannual briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme.  Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo will present the...

    posted on TUE 11 DEC 2018