Insights: Americas

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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
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    Colombia: Adoption of a Resolution

    Tomorrow (14 September), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution approving the Secretary-General’s recommendations regarding the size, operational aspects and mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The draft was circulated by the penholder, the UK, on...

    posted on WED 13 SEP 2017
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    Colombia: Adoption of a Resolution Authorising a New Mission

    On (Monday) 10 July, the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution authorising the UN Verification Mission in Colombia (the Verification Mission), a successor mission to the current UN Mission in Colombia. The draft was discussed during consultations on...

    posted on FRI 7 JUL 2017
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    Colombia Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (30 June), the Council is expected to receive a briefing from Jean Arnault, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in Colombia, followed by consultations. Arnault is expected to brief Council members on the...

    posted on THU 29 JUN 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Days 2 and 3 of Council Visit to Haiti

    Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Today (24 June), the Security Council completed its three-day visit to Haiti. During the visit, Council members sought to reaffirm their support for the government and people of Haiti and to review the implementation of resolution 2350, focusing...

    posted on SAT 24 JUN 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Day 1 of Council Visit to Haiti

    Port-au-Prince, Haiti: The Security Council landed in Haiti yesterday morning (22 June) beginning its three-day visiting mission to the country, where the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) is currently drawing down. In October, a smaller successor mission, the UN...

    posted on FRI 23 JUN 2017
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    Council to Begin Visiting Mission to Haiti

    The Security Council departed this morning for a three-day visiting mission (22-24 June) to Haiti, where the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) is currently drawing down. In October it will be replaced by a smaller successor mission, the UN...

    posted on THU 22 JUN 2017
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    Discussion on the Situation in Venezuela

    Council members will discuss the situation in Venezuela under “any other business” this morning (17 May). The request, which was made by the US, was prompted by the current political situation and is expected to focus on the efforts by...

    posted on WED 17 MAY 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Visit to a Regrouping Zone and Local Team Site

    On Friday (5 May), Council members visited the Transitional Local Zone for Normalization of “La Reforma”, in the Department of Meta in Colombia. This is one of the 26 locations (zones and points) where the members of the Fuerzas Armadas...

    posted on SAT 6 MAY 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Security Council Meetings in Bogotá, Colombia

    BOGOTÁ. On Thursday (4 May) Council members, who landed in Colombia the night before, had a busy day in Bogotá, which included meetings with President Juan Manuel Santos and his cabinet, members of Congress, representatives of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias...

    posted on FRI 5 MAY 2017
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    Security Council Visiting Mission to Colombia

    This afternoon (3 May), Council members will depart New York to begin a visiting mission to Colombia that concludes on 5 May. The mission, which is led by the UK and Uruguay, is intended to demonstrate the Council’s commitment to...

    posted on WED 3 MAY 2017
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    Haiti: Renewal of UN Mission’s Mandate for a Final Six-month Period

    Tomorrow morning (13 April), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for a final six-month period and authorising a smaller successor peacekeeping mission, as recommended by...

    posted on WED 12 APR 2017