Insights: Asia

  1. Insights

    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
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    Mandate Renewal of DPRK Panel of Experts and Panel Report

    Tomorrow morning (4 March), the Security Council will adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1718 Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee. The proposed text, which was put in blue yesterday, closely follows...

    posted on TUE 3 MAR 2015
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    Meeting on the Human Rights Situation in North Korea

    On Monday afternoon (22 December), the Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). This will be the first time that the situation in the DPRK is considered as a separate agenda item...

    posted on FRI 19 DEC 2014
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    Debate on Afghanistan

    Tomorrow morning (18 December), the Council is expected to hold its quarterly debate on the situation in Afghanistan. Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), and Yuri Fedotov, the Executive...

    posted on WED 17 DEC 2014
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    Adoption of Resolution on Resolute Support Mission (Afghanistan)

    Tomorrow morning (12 December) the Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the Resolute Support Mission (RSM), a NATO mission designed to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces post-2014. The draft resolution was put under silence this morning...

    posted on THU 11 DEC 2014
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    Debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

    Tomorrow morning (18 September) the Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, is expected to brief, while...

    posted on WED 17 SEP 2014