Insights: Arms Control and Disarmament

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    Small Arms: Briefing

    On Monday (18 December), the Security Council will be briefed on small arms by High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu. It will consider the Secretary-General’s fifth biennial report on small arms (S/2017/1025). No outcome is expected. The Secretary-General’s report...

    posted on FRI 15 DEC 2017
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    Non-Proliferation/DPRK: Ministerial Briefing

    Tomorrow (15 December), the Council will hold a ministerial-level meeting on the “Threats and Challenges posed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to International Peace and Security”, with Secretary-General António Guterres expected to brief. Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō...

    posted on THU 14 DEC 2017
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    Meeting on DPRK Missile Launch and 1718 DPRK Sanctions Committee

    This afternoon (29 November), at the request of Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the US, the Security Council will hold a public meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) following its launch of an intercontinental ballistic...

    posted on WED 29 NOV 2017
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    DPRK: Security Council to Vote on Draft Resolution Imposing New Sanctions

    This evening (11 September), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution expanding sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The draft is a response to the DPRK’s test of a nuclear device on 3...

    posted on MON 11 SEP 2017
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    Consultations on DPRK’s Missile Launch over Japan

    This afternoon (29 August), at the request of Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the US, Security Council members will hold consultations on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) 28 August missile launch over Japan. This missile launch...

    posted on TUE 29 AUG 2017
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    Vote on Mine Action Draft Resolution

    Tomorrow (30 June), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution designed to address the threat of landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices. Negotiations were still ongoing when the Council held a briefing on...

    posted on THU 29 JUN 2017
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    Consultations on the DPRK’s Latest Missile launch

    Tomorrow afternoon (16 May), at the request of Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the US, Security Council members are scheduled to hold consultations to discuss the 14 May missile launch conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea...

    posted on MON 15 MAY 2017
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    Ministerial-level Meeting on the DPRK (North Korea)

    Tomorrow morning (28 April), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level meeting with a briefing by the Secretary-General to discuss denuclearisation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The meeting will be chaired by US Secretary of State Rex...

    posted on THU 27 APR 2017
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    Iran: Semi-annual Briefing on Implementation of Resolution 2231

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 January), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231, adopted on 20 July 2015, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey...

    posted on TUE 17 JAN 2017
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    Vote on Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Draft Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (23 September), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution proposed by the US on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The meeting...

    posted on THU 22 SEP 2016
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    Consultations on 5 September missile launches by the DPRK

    This morning (6 September), at the request of Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the US, Council members will meet in consultations to discuss the ballistic missile launches conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 5...

    posted on TUE 6 SEP 2016
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    Briefing on Implementation of Iran Nuclear Agreement

    On Monday (18 July), the Council will have a briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231, adopted on 20 July 2015, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman...

    posted on FRI 15 JUL 2016
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    Joint Briefing by the Chairs of the Counter-Terrorism-Related Committees

    Tomorrow (4 May), the Security Council will receive a briefing from the chairs of its counter-terrorism-related committees. The briefers will be Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen (New Zealand), chair of the 1267/1989/2253 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (Da’esh)/Al-Qaida...

    posted on TUE 3 MAY 2016
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    Small Arms: Vote on Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (22 May), the Council is expected to vote on the draft resolution on small arms that Lithuania had initially planned to present to the Council for action at the 13 May open debate (S/PV.7442). The draft was put...

    posted on THU 21 MAY 2015
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    Small Arms: Open Debate and Draft Resolution on Small Arms

    Tomorrow (13 May), the Council will hold an open debate to discuss the Secretary-General’s 27 April report on small arms (S/2015/289). Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will brief, and there will also...

    posted on TUE 12 MAY 2015