Insights: Asia

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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
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    Jammu and Kashmir Consultations

    Tomorrow (16 August) Security Council members are scheduled to hold consultations on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Oscar Fernández-Taranco, the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, and General Carlos Humberto Loitey, the UN Military Adviser for Peacekeeping Operations, are expected...

    posted on THU 15 AUG 2019
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    Myanmar: Briefing by the Special Envoy

    Tomorrow (2 July), Special Envoy Christine Schraner Burgener will brief Council members on Myanmar during “any other business”.  Council members last heard from Burgener on 28 February, following her visits to Bangladesh and Myanmar (S/PV.8477). At an informal meeting of the...

    posted on MON 1 JUL 2019
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    DPRK Panel of Experts: Mandate Renewal

    This afternoon (10 April), following the meeting on Libya, the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the work of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee. The draft resolution follows closely the language of the most recent mandate renewal in resolution 2407. It will extend the mandate of the Panel until 24 April 2020, while requesting it to submit midterm and final reports to the Council by September 2019 and March 2020, respectively.

    posted on WED 10 APR 2019
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    UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Mandate Renewal*

    This afternoon (15 March), the Security Council is expected to vote on a “technical rollover” resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for six months until 17 September. While five rounds of negotiations of...

    posted on FRI 15 MAR 2019
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    Myanmar: Briefing and Consultations with Special Envoy

    Tomorrow afternoon (28 February), Special Envoy Christine Schraner Burgener will brief the Security Council on her recent visits to Myanmar and Bangladesh. The briefing will be followed by consultations where members will be able to have a more interactive discussion...

    posted on WED 27 FEB 2019
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    Myanmar: Briefing on Latest Developments

    Security Council members will be briefed on latest developments in Myanmar in consultations later this morning. The briefers will be Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, and Assistant Secretary-General and Director of...

    posted on WED 16 JAN 2019