Insights: Asia

  1. Insights

    Briefing on the Human Rights Situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    Tomorrow morning (9 December), the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), with briefings by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Andrew...

    posted on THU 8 DEC 2016
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    Vote on New DPRK Sanctions Resolution and Briefing on DPRK Sanctions Committee

    Tomorrow morning (30 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution condemning the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 9 September, reiterating that the DPRK shall abandon all activities previously banned by...

    posted on TUE 29 NOV 2016
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    Consultations on 5 September missile launches by the DPRK

    This morning (6 September), at the request of Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the US, Council members will meet in consultations to discuss the ballistic missile launches conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 5...

    posted on TUE 6 SEP 2016
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    Meeting on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Ballistic Missile Launch

    This afternoon (3 August), at the request of Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the US, the Security Council will be briefed in consultations by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun on the firing of two ballistic missiles...

    posted on WED 3 AUG 2016
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    Mandate Renewal of DPRK Panel of Experts and Implementation of Resolution 2270

    Tomorrow morning (24 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 proposed text, which was put in blue...

    posted on WED 23 MAR 2016
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    Afghanistan Debate and Resolution

    Tomorrow (15 March), the Security Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly debate on Afghanistan and adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for an additional year. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head...

    posted on MON 14 MAR 2016
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    DPRK: Adoption of New Sanctions Resolution

    This afternoon, the US was hoping to put into blue a draft resolution that will impose new sanctions and tighten some of the existing measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in response to its 6 January nuclear...

    posted on FRI 26 FEB 2016
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    Briefing by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Myanmar

    Tomorrow afternoon (25 February), at the request of the UK, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, is scheduled to brief Council members during informal consultations under “any other business” (AOB). A representative from the Office of the High...

    posted on WED 24 FEB 2016
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    Resolution on 1988 Afghanistan Sanctions Committee

    On Monday (21 December), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution making adjustments to the 1988 Afghanistan Sanctions regime. This follows a review of the implementation of the sanctions regime, called for in resolution 2160 of June 2014, the...

    posted on FRI 18 DEC 2015
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    Meeting on the Human Rights Situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

    Tomorrow afternoon (10 December), the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), with briefings by High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and Under-Secretary-General...

    posted on WED 9 DEC 2015
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    Briefing Following Elections in Myanmar

    On Thursday (19 November) during consultations, there will be a briefing by the Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, under “any other business” on the 8 November elections in Myanmar, at the request of the UK. This will be...

    posted on TUE 17 NOV 2015
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    Debate on UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

    On Thursday (17 September), the Council will hold its quarterly debate on UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNAMA Nicholas Haysom and Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime...

    posted on WED 16 SEP 2015
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    Briefing on Myanmar

    Tomorrow (28) August, at the request of the UK, Council members will be briefed during informal consultations by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, during “Any Other Business” (AOB). Nambiar, who last briefed the Council in April, was...

    posted on THU 27 AUG 2015
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    High Commissioner for Human Rights to Brief on Myanmar

    Tomorrow morning (28 May), under “any other business” following consultations on Sudan sanctions and the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Committee, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, is scheduled to brief Council members via video...

    posted on WED 27 MAY 2015
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    Afghanistan: Renewal of UN Mission Mandate and Debate

    On 16 March (Monday), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for an additional year during the quarterly UNAMA debate. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of...

    posted on FRI 13 MAR 2015