Insights: Asia

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    UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (15 September), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another year until 17 September 2021. Council members are expected to vote on the resolution...

    posted on MON 14 SEP 2020
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    Myanmar: Closed VTC Briefing

    Tomorrow (11 September), Council members will hold a closed videoconference (VTC) meeting on the situation in Myanmar. Briefings are expected from Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener; High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi; and Kanni Wignaraja, UNDP Assistant Administrator...

    posted on THU 10 SEP 2020
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    Arria-formula Meeting on the Participation of Women in the Afghan Peace Process

    Tomorrow (27 July) an Arria-formula meeting will be held via videoconference on “Women and the Afghan Peace Process: Ensuring Women’s Participation and Promoting their Rights”. It is being co-organised by Afghanistan, Germany, Indonesia and the United Kingdom. The First Lady...

    posted on SUN 26 JUL 2020
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    Afghanistan: Security Council videoconference on UNAMA

    Tomorrow (25 June), Security Council members will convene an open videoconferencing (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on the situation in Afghanistan. Deborah Lyons, Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA),...

    posted on WED 24 JUN 2020
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    Hong Kong: Discussion under “Any Other Business”

    The UK and US have requested a discussion of yesterday’s decision by China’s National People’s Congress Party regarding national security legislation for Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China) under “other matters” (also known as “any other business), which will...

    posted on FRI 29 MAY 2020
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    Myanmar: Closed VTC

    This afternoon (14 May), Security Council members will hold a closed VTC meeting on Myanmar. Special Envoy Christine Schraner Burgener is expected to brief on recent developments in the country, including the escalation of the conflict in northwest Rakhine State...

    posted on THU 14 MAY 2020
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    Afghanistan: Informal Videoconference Meeting on UNAMA

    Tomorrow (31 March), Security Council members will convene an informal videoconference meeting on the situation in Afghanistan. Ingrid Hayden, Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), is expected to brief on recent developments and the...

    posted on MON 30 MAR 2020
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    1718 DPRK Sanctions Committee: Panel of Experts Mandate Renewal

    On Monday (30 March), the Security Council is expected to extend the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the work of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee. The text draws heavily on the language of...

    posted on FRI 27 MAR 2020
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    Afghanistan: Resolution on the Peace Process

    Today (10 March) the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution welcoming the progress towards a political settlement of the war in Afghanistan facilitated by the 29 February “Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan” signed by the US and...

    posted on TUE 10 MAR 2020
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    Briefing on Myanmar following the ICJ Order Indicating Provisional Measures

    Tomorrow (4 February), the Security Council is expected to meet in consultations for a briefing on Myanmar from Mohamed Khaled Khiari, Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. It seems that there was interest in also having...

    posted on MON 3 FEB 2020
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    Afghanistan: Vote on Sanctions Resolution and Briefing and Consultations

    Today (16 December), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the Afghanistan sanctions regime and the mandate of the Monitoring Team supporting the 1988 Afghanistan Sanctions Committee. Following the adoption, the Council is scheduled to hold the...

    posted on MON 16 DEC 2019
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    Non-Proliferation (DPRK) Briefing

    This afternoon (11 December), the Security Council will hold an open briefing on non-proliferation focused on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The US, also the president of the Council this month, requested the meeting citing recent ballistic missile...

    posted on WED 11 DEC 2019
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    Afghanistan: Council to Vote on UNAMA Mandate*

    Today (16 September), the Security Council is scheduled to renew the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The negotiations were difficult, and there are currently two drafts in blue that would both renew the mandate for...

    posted on MON 16 SEP 2019
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    Briefing on the Work of the 1718 Sanctions Committee

    This afternoon (29 August), the chair of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Christoph Heusgen (Germany), will brief Council members in consultations on the work of the committee during the past three months. The meeting...

    posted on THU 29 AUG 2019
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    Myanmar Meetings on the Return of Refugees and Accountability

    Council members will hold two meetings in the coming days on the situation in Myanmar. Tomorrow (21 August), Council members will discuss the return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar under “any other business”. The meeting was requested by Belgium, France,...

    posted on TUE 20 AUG 2019