Insights: Asia

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    Afghanistan ISAF Resolution Reauthorisation

    A Security Council draft resolution reauthorising the mandate of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan for twelve months is currently under silence. The draft is scheduled for adoption tomorrow morning (9 October). (This adoption is expected to take...

    posted on MON 8 OCT 2012
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    Afghanistan Debate

    Tomorrow afternoon (20 September), the Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Jan Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNAMA, is expected to brief. At press time,...

    posted on WED 19 SEP 2012
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    Debate on UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

    Tomorrow morning (27 June) the Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly debate on the situation in Afghanistan. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, is set to brief. It also appears that there is interest in having Stephen Evans, NATO’s...

    posted on TUE 26 JUN 2012
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    Myanmar Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (20 June), Council members will be updated on developments in Myanmar by the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, who recently returned from a visit to the country. (Nambiar’s previous visit had been in early...

    posted on TUE 19 JUN 2012
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    OCHA Briefing in Consultations on Afghanistan

    Tomorrow (17 May), the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, is set to brief the Council in consultations on her recent trip to Afghanistan. It is likely that Jan Kubis, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and...

    posted on WED 16 MAY 2012
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    Briefing on Myanmar

    Tomorrow (10 April) during consultations Council members will be updated on developments in Myanmar by the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar. (Nambiar most recently visited Myanmar from 12 – 17 February, his third since the inauguration...

    posted on MON 9 APR 2012
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    Debate on Afghanistan

    The Council is scheduled to hold a debate on the situation in Afghanistan this morning (20 March), which is likely to include discussion on the Secretary-General’s recent report (S/2012/133). Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for UNAMA, is...

    posted on TUE 20 MAR 2012
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    Timor-Leste Debate and Adoption

    This afternoon (22 February), the Council is scheduled to hold a debate on the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT). The Special Representative for Timor-Leste, Ameerah Haq, will brief the Council on the Secretary-General’s latest report of 18 January. She...

    posted on WED 22 FEB 2012
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    Consultations on Taliban Sanctions Committee

    On Monday (30 January), Council members will hold closed consultations on the 1988 (a.k.a. Taliban) Sanctions Committee, established by resolution 1988 on 17 June 2011. Ambassador Peter Wittig (Germany), the chair of the Committee, is set to brief Council members...

    posted on FRI 27 JAN 2012
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    Debate on UN Mission in Afghanistan

    On Monday (19 December), the Council will hold a debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). It seems that the debate will focus on the key points of the Secretary-General’s 13 December quarterly report on UNAMA, as well...

    posted on FRI 16 DEC 2011
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    Negotiations Over a Draft Statement on Afghanistan

    Council members at expert level are scheduled to meet late this afternoon to begin negotiations on a draft presidential statement welcoming and reaffirming the conclusions of the 5 December Bonn Conference on Afghanistan. Germany, the lead country on Afghanistan in...

    posted on WED 7 DEC 2011
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    Briefing on Myanmar

    On Monday (14 November) Council members will be updated on developments in Myanmar by Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, who visited Myanmar from 31 October – 4 November. (It was Nambiar’s third visit since last year’s...

    posted on FRI 11 NOV 2011
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    Afghanistan ISAF Resolution in Blue

    A draft resolution extending the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) was put in blue this afternoon (11 October) and is scheduled for adoption tomorrow morning. Council members met several times over the last week to negotiate the text...

    posted on TUE 11 OCT 2011
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    Briefing on the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy (UNRCCA)

    On Friday ( 15 July) Council members are expecting a briefing in consultations from the special representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), Miroslav Jenča. This will be the...

    posted on THU 14 JUL 2011
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    Insights on Thailand/Cambodia

    While it seems that Cambodia has no intention of requesting a further meeting of the Security Council at this stage (the only Council meeting on this topic was held on 14 February 2011), Cambodia has applied to the International Court...

    posted on TUE 3 MAY 2011