Insights: Americas

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    Colombia Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (10 October), the Security Council will receive a briefing on Colombia from Special Representative of the Secretary-General Carlos Ruiz Massieu on the 90-day report on the UN Verification Mission in Colombia (covering developments from 27 June through 26...

    posted on WED 9 OCT 2019
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    Colombia Meeting

    Tomorrow (19 July), the Security Council will hold two meetings on the situation in Colombia. First, the Council will receive a briefing from Peru and the UK, which co-led an 11-14 July visiting mission to Colombia. (Click here for background on...

    posted on THU 18 JUL 2019
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    Dispatches from the Field: Visit to the Cauca Department

    On Saturday (13 July), the Security Council delegation travelled to Cauca, Colombia’s department with the highest number of killings of former combatants and social leaders.  The municipality of Caldono in the Cauca Department hosts one of the 24 Territorial Areas for...

    posted on SUN 14 JUL 2019
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    Haiti Resolution*

    Tomorrow (25 June), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution that details the transition of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) to a special political mission once the MINUJUSTH mandate expires on 15...

    posted on MON 24 JUN 2019
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    Arria-Formula Meeting on Transnational Organised Crime and Drug Trafficking in the Caribbean Region

    Tomorrow afternoon (7 June), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “Transnational Organised Crime and Drug Trafficking in the Caribbean Region as a Threat to International Stability”. The Dominican Republic, France, Peru, the UK, the US, Barbados, the...

    posted on THU 6 JUN 2019
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    United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) Mandate Renewal*

    Tomorrow (12 April), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of MINUJUSTH, for a final period until 15 October. The draft resolution was circulated by the US, the penholder, on 4 April. Two meetings were...

    posted on THU 11 APR 2019
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    Venezuela: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation

    Tomorrow morning (10 April), the Security Council will meet to discuss the humanitarian situation in Venezuela, at the request of the US. Secretary-General António Guterres will make introductory remarks and the Council will then be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian...

    posted on TUE 9 APR 2019
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    Venezuela: Two Competing Draft Resolutions*

    Tomorrow (28 February), the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the situation in Venezuela. Council members may vote on two competing draft resolutions, produced by the US and Russia, respectively. At press time, it seems that the...

    posted on WED 27 FEB 2019
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    Venezuela Briefing*

    Tomorrow (26 January) at 9:00 am, the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the situation in Venezuela during which it will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo. The last time the Council...

    posted on FRI 25 JAN 2019
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    Colombia: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (23 January), the Security Council will receive a briefing from Carlos Ruiz Massieu, the newly-appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The meeting will be chaired by Miguel Vargas, the Foreign...

    posted on TUE 22 JAN 2019
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    Colombia: Mission Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (13 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing until 25 September 2019 the mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The draft, which was prepared by the UK, passed silence procedure this morning and...

    posted on WED 12 SEP 2018
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    Briefing on Corruption and Conflict and Arria-Formula meeting on Venezuela and Corruption

    On Monday (10 September), the Security Council is scheduled to have a briefing under the agenda item “Maintenance of International Peace and Security” entitled “Corruption and Conflict”. It seems that the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) advocated for...

    posted on FRI 7 SEP 2018
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    Nicaragua Briefing

    Tomorrow (5 September), the US, this month’s Security Council president, is planning to hold a Council meeting on the situation in Nicaragua. A procedural vote to determine whether to convene the meeting is possible. If the meeting is held, briefers...

    posted on TUE 4 SEP 2018
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    Colombia: Briefing and Consultations ahead of the Change of Government

    Tomorrow (26 July), the Security Council will receive a briefing from Jean Arnault, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The Vice President of Colombia, Óscar Naranjo, is also expected to speak....

    posted on WED 25 JUL 2018
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    Colombia: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (19 April), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing on the situation in Colombia by Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, Jean Arnault. The Foreign Minister of Colombia, María...

    posted on WED 18 APR 2018