Insights: Asia

  1. Insights

    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
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    Debate on Afghanistan and Central Asia and Security Council Visiting Mission to Afghanistan

    Tomorrow (19 January), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level debate on the threats to international peace and security focusing on: “Building Regional Partnership in Afghanistan and Central Asia as a Model to Link Security and Development”. Kazakhstan’s Minister of...

    posted on THU 18 JAN 2018
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    DPRK: Vote on a Resolution Strengthening Sanctions

    The Security Council is expected to vote this afternoon (22 December) on a draft resolution tightening sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in response to the 28 November launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. The US circulated...

    posted on FRI 22 DEC 2017
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    Briefing on Under-Secretary-General Feltman’s Visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    Tomorrow (12 December), the Security Council will be briefed in consultations by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on his visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) from 5 to 8 December. It was the first visit by...

    posted on MON 11 DEC 2017
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    Myanmar Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (12 December), the Security Council will be briefed by the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten on developments in Myanmar. This will be followed by consultations where, besides Feltman...

    posted on MON 11 DEC 2017
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    Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Briefing on the Human Rights Situation

    On Monday (11 December), the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The briefers are expected to be the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (by VTC) and...

    posted on FRI 8 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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    Arria-formula Meeting on Linking Security, Development and Peace in the Central Asian Region

    This afternoon (27 November), Security Council members will take part in an open Arria-formula meeting on “Partners for Afghanistan: Linking Security, Development and Peace in the Central Asian Region”. The meeting is co-organised by Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Germany. Briefings are...

    posted on MON 27 NOV 2017
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    Myanmar: Adoption of a Presidential Statement

    This afternoon, the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the situation in Myanmar, focused on the widespread violence and the displacement of more than 600,000 people, largely from the Rohingya community, since the attacks on 24 August...

    posted on MON 6 NOV 2017
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    Myanmar Arria-formula Meeting

    Tomorrow afternoon (13 October), Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting, initiated by France and the UK, on the situation in Myanmar. Following opening remarks by France and the UK, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is expected to brief in...

    posted on THU 12 OCT 2017
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    Myanmar: Public Briefing by the Secretary-General

    Tomorrow (28 September), UN Secretary-General António Guterres will brief the Council on the crisis in Myanmar at the request of Egypt, France, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. Myanmar’s national security adviser, Thaung Tun, and a...

    posted on WED 27 SEP 2017
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    Myanmar: Briefing under “any other business”

    Tomorrow morning (13 September), at the request of Sweden and the United Kingdom, Council members will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman under “any other business” on the deteriorating situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. It seems that...

    posted on TUE 12 SEP 2017
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    Consultations on Myanmar

    This morning (30 August), at the request of the UK, Council members will be briefed under “any other business” on the situation in Myanmar by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča. The focus of the briefing will be the...

    posted on WED 30 AUG 2017
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    DPRK Sanctions Resolution Vote*

    The Security Council is expected to vote tomorrow afternoon (5 August) on a draft resolution imposing additional sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The US produced the draft after several weeks of bilateral discussions with China. Today...

    posted on FRI 4 AUG 2017
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    Council Meeting Following DPRK’s Latest Missile Launch

    This afternoon the Security Council will be briefed by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča on the 4 July launch of a ballistic missile, possibly of intercontinental range, by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The meeting is...

    posted on WED 5 JUL 2017