Insights: Americas

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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
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    Briefing and Consultations on the UN Mission in Colombia

    Tomorrow (5 April), the Security Council will be briefed by Special Representative and head of the UN Mission in Colombia Jean Arnault on the Secretary-General’s latest report (S/2017/252) on the implementation of the mission’s mandate, followed by consultations. The meeting...

    posted on TUE 4 APR 2017
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    Briefing and Consultations on the UN Mission in Colombia

    Tomorrow afternoon (11 January), the Security Council will be briefed by Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in Colombia Jean Arnault on the Secretary-General’s latest report (S/2016/1095), followed by consultations. Arnault is expected to update...

    posted on TUE 10 JAN 2017
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    Exchange of Letters Regarding the Mandate of the UN Mission in Colombia

    The UK, as penholder on Colombia, has put under silence until 3pm today a response letter taking note of a letter from the Secretary-General which calls for minor adjustments to the mandate of the UN Mission in Colombia responding to...

    posted on MON 31 OCT 2016
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    Consultations on Colombia Following the Referendum

    During consultations tomorrow afternoon, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Mission in Colombia, Jean Arnault, will brief Council members. General Javier Perez Aquino, the mission’s chief observer, will also be present. This will be the first Council...

    posted on MON 17 OCT 2016
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    Mandate Renewal of UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

    Tomorrow (13 October), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for six months while maintaining its authorised troop strength at 2,370 military personnel and 2,601 police, as recommended...

    posted on WED 12 OCT 2016
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    Adoption of a Resolution on the UN Mission in Colombia

    On Tuesday (13 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution approving the recommendations in an 18 August report of the Secretary-General on the size, operational aspects and mandate of the UN Mission in Colombia (S/2016/729). The draft...

    posted on FRI 9 SEP 2016
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    Consultations on the UN Mission in Colombia

    Tomorrow morning (26 August), Security Council members will be briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in Colombia, Jean Arnault. The meeting comes after yesterday’s announcement that the Colombian Government and the Fuerzas...

    posted on THU 25 AUG 2016
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    Briefing on Electoral Crisis in Haiti

    Tomorrow afternoon (12 May), at the request of the US, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, will brief Council members in consultations on the electoral crisis in Haiti. A press statement is a possible outcome following the meeting. The US...

    posted on WED 11 MAY 2016
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    Council Debate on Haiti

    Tomorrow afternoon (17 March), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual debate on the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Special Representative and head of mission Sandra Honoré will brief on the situation in the country and present the Secretary-General’s...

    posted on WED 16 MAR 2016