Insights: Americas

  1. Insights

    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
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    UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (10 April), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) for another year. MINUJUSTH was established on 16 October as a smaller successor mission...

    posted on MON 9 APR 2018
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    Colombia: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (10 January), the Security Council will receive a briefing on the UN Verification Mission in Colombia and the situation in the country from Special Representative Jean Arnault. The briefing will be followed by consultations. The discussion will largely focus...

    posted on TUE 9 JAN 2018
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    Arria-Formula Meeting on Venezuela

    Council members are expected to take part in an Arria-Formula meeting on Monday afternoon (13 November) on the situation in Venezuela. The meeting has been organised by the US in partnership with Italy. Briefers will include Luis Almagro, Secretary-General of...

    posted on FRI 10 NOV 2017
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    Haiti: Final Debate on MINUSTAH

    Tomorrow (12 October), the Council will hold its final debate on the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), as its mandate ends on 15 October, and it will be replaced the following day by a smaller successor mission, the UN...

    posted on WED 11 OCT 2017
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    Colombia: Resolution Authorising New Tasks for the UN Verification Mission and Presidential Statement

    Today (5 October), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution expanding the mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The resolution tasks the mission to monitor the bilateral and temporary ceasefire agreed by the government of Colombia...

    posted on THU 5 OCT 2017