Insights: Asia

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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
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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