Insights: Insights in the Middle East

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    Syria: First Political Briefing by Pedersen

    Tomorrow (28 February), Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen, who assumed his position on 7 January, will provide his first briefing to the Security Council on the political situation in Syria. The meeting takes place two weeks before the eighth anniversary...

    posted on WED 27 FEB 2019
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    Yemen: Council to authorise UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement

    Tomorrow morning (16 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution establishing the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA). After initial consultations among the P5, the UK shared the draft resolution with the full Council on...

    posted on TUE 15 JAN 2019
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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
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    Arria-Formula Meeting with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria

    Tomorrow morning (21 April), Council members are expected to hold an Arria-formula meeting with the Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Syria, organised by France, the UK and the US. Paulo Pinheiro, chair of the COI, is expected to brief. The...

    posted on THU 20 APR 2017
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    Syria Consultations on Russia-US Agreement

    This afternoon, Council members will meet in consultations on Syria, called for by Russia and the US in order to brief members on their 10 September agreement on steps to be taken to reduce violence, enable humanitarian access, restore the...

    posted on FRI 16 SEP 2016
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    Syria: Meetings Focused on Aleppo

    On Monday (8 August), France, New Zealand, the US, the UK and Ukraine have organised an open Arria-formula meeting on the siege of Aleppo. This public meeting will be followed the next day by private consultations on the political and...

    posted on FRI 5 AUG 2016
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    Briefing on the Situation on the Syrian/Turkish Border

    Tomorrow morning (23 June), at Russia’s request, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča will brief Security Council members under “any other business” on the Syria/Turkey border situation. Jenča’s briefing will follow the Council’s regular monthly briefing and consultations from...

    posted on WED 22 JUN 2016
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    Briefing and Consultations on Yemen

    On Tuesday (21 June), the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed, will brief the Security Council via video-teleconference. The briefing will be followed by consultations. Members will be receiving an update on peace talks in...

    posted on MON 20 JUN 2016
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    Syria: Briefing on Access to Besieged Areas

    Tomorrow (16 June), a representative of OCHA, most likely Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang, will brief Security Council members under “any other business” on the humanitarian situation in Syria, following the regular monthly consultations on the chemical weapons...

    posted on WED 15 JUN 2016
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    Syria: Briefing on Access to Besieged Areas

    Tomorrow morning (3 June) Security Council members will be briefed in consultations on humanitarian access to besieged areas in Syria by OCHA head Stephen O’Brien. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will also brief via video-teleconference. Tomorrow’s briefing comes...

    posted on THU 2 JUN 2016
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    Yemen 2140 Sanctions Committee Open Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (1 September), the 2140 Yemen Sanctions Committee will hold a briefing open to all UN member states on the Yemen sanctions regime. The chair of the 2140 Committee, Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė (Lithuania) and the Coordinator of the Yemen...

    posted on MON 31 AUG 2015
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    Consultations on Yemen with Special Adviser Jamal Benomar

    Tomorrow afternoon (3 March), Council members will hold consultations on Yemen where they will be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser to Yemen Jamal Benomar via video teleconference from Yemen. At press time, no Council outcome was expected. With increasing...

    posted on MON 2 MAR 2015
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    Syria Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (26 February), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang and High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres will brief the Council on the devastating humanitarian situation in Syria and neighbouring countries. Tomorrow’s briefing will not be followed by consultations,...

    posted on WED 25 FEB 2015
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    Monthly Middle East Briefing

    Tomorrow (17 September) Robert Serry, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, is scheduled to deliver the regular monthly briefing on the issue to the Security Council. The briefing, which will be followed by closed consultations, will...

    posted on MON 16 SEP 2013