Insights: Asia

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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
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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