Insights: Asia

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    Myanmar Briefing

    Tomorrow (24 October), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing from Marzuki Darusman, the chair of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, on the Mission’s report, which was released on 27 August. The Fact-Finding Mission, established by...

    posted on TUE 23 OCT 2018
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    Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK): Ministerial-level Meeting

    Tomorrow morning (27 September), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level meeting on efforts to denuclearise the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to chair the meeting. Under Rule 37 of the...

    posted on WED 26 SEP 2018
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    DPRK/Non-proliferation Briefing

    On Monday morning (17 September), the Security Council will hold an open briefing on the implementation of sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The meeting was requested by the US, and its ambassador Nikki Haley is expected...

    posted on SUN 16 SEP 2018
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    DPRK: Briefing on the Work of the 1718 Committee

    Tomorrow afternoon (30 August), the chair of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Karel van Oosterom (Netherlands), will brief Council members in consultations on the work of the committee during the past three months. Earlier...

    posted on WED 29 AUG 2018
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    Myanmar: Briefing One Year After the Start of the Refugee Crisis

    Tomorrow (28 August), the Security Council will be briefed by Secretary-General António Guterres, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett, and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator Tegegnework Gettu on the situation in Myanmar and the Rohingya refugee crisis. The UK Minister...

    posted on MON 27 AUG 2018
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    Afghanistan Presidential Statement

    On Monday morning (23 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the electoral process in Afghanistan. This follows the conclusion of the voter registration process on 18 July for this year’s parliamentary and district council...

    posted on SUN 22 JUL 2018
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    Myanmar Briefing

    On Monday (23 July), Council members will meet in consultations to discuss a number of issues related to the situation in Myanmar and the Rohingya refugee crisis. Briefings are expected from Special Envoy Christine Burgener; Volker Türk, the Assistant High...

    posted on FRI 20 JUL 2018
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    Myanmar: Briefing and Consultations Following Visiting Mission

    On Monday (14 May), the Security Council will be briefed by Ambassador Mansour Al Otaibi (Kuwait), Ambassador Gustavo Meza Cuadra Velásquez (Peru) and Ambassador Karen Pierce (UK), the three co-leads on the Council’s visiting mission to Bangladesh and Myanmar from...

    posted on FRI 11 MAY 2018
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    Dispatches from the Field: Rakhine State, Myanmar

    2 May 2018: The final day of the Council mission (Tuesday) saw the delegation visiting Rakhine State before heading back to New York. The day started with a short flight to Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State. Upon landing members...

    posted on WED 2 MAY 2018
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    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Dhaka and Naypitaw

    The Security Council delegation began their day by meeting the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Mansour Al-Otaibi (Kuwait), one of the co-leads of the visiting mission, introduced members of the delegation and said that the Council is determined to send...

    posted on MON 30 APR 2018
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    Dispatches from the Field: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh and Rohingya Refugees

    Following a stopover in Kuwait City, which included a dinner hosted by the Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah, the Council delegation travelled to Cox’s Bazar, its first stop on the visiting mission. Meetings with...

    posted on SUN 29 APR 2018
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    Security Council Visiting Mission to Bangladesh and Myanmar

    The Security Council embarked on a visiting mission to Bangladesh and Myanmar yesterday evening (26 April). The first stop for the delegation is Kuwait City, where the Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah...

    posted on FRI 27 APR 2018
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    Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK): Panel of Experts Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (21 March), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee. The draft resolution follows closely the language of...

    posted on TUE 20 MAR 2018
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    UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA): Debate and Mandate Renewal

    The Council will hold its regular quarterly debate on Afghanistan on Thursday (8 March), during which a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is expected to be adopted. Briefers are expected to include Special...

    posted on WED 7 MAR 2018
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    Myanmar: Briefing and Consultations

    On Tuesday (13 February), the Council will be briefed by High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi (via VTC) and Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča. This will be followed by consultations where, in addition to Grandi and Jenča, representatives...

    posted on MON 12 FEB 2018