Insights: Asia

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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
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    Insights on the Cambodian-Thai border situation

    A conflict that was before the Council in early February has flared up once again. (On 14 February, the Council held a private meeting under the agenda item “Letter dated 6 February 2011 from the Permanent Representative of Cambodia to...

    posted on WED 27 APR 2011
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    Insights on Afghanistan

    Council members will be briefed at 5 pm today (Friday, 1 April) by DPKO head, Alain Le Roy, on the attack against the UN’s office in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan. Council members are then expected to discuss a press statement reacting...

    posted on FRI 1 APR 2011
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    Insights on Afghanistan

    Following a week of intense discussions the UNAMA resolution went into blue today and the Council is expected adopt it tomorrow morning. Council members appear to be of one mind that the UNAMA mandate needs only minor adjusting rather than...

    posted on MON 21 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Afghanistan

    Council members will have their first meeting today (Friday, 11 March) at the expert level on the draft UNAMA resolution. Members had received a draft text from Germany–the lead country on this issue–earlier this week following discussions in the Core...

    posted on FRI 11 MAR 2011
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    Insights on the Informal Experts Group on Protection of Civilians and Afghanistan

    The Informal Experts Group on Protection of Civilians met yesterday (Tuesday, 8 March) to discuss Afghanistan ahead of the renewal of UNAMA’s mandate. Council experts covering protection as well as the country-specific experts on Afghanistan attended the meeting. China, however,...

    posted on WED 9 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Timor-Leste

    Council members met today for a preparatory meeting on the resolution renewing the UN Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) for another year. Members will begin consultations on the draft resolution tomorrow and are expected to finalise it by the end of...

    posted on MON 14 FEB 2011
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    Insights on the Cambodian-Thai Border Situation

    Council members are discussing the format for the Council’s meeting with the Cambodian and Thai foreign ministers and the foreign minister of Indonesia on Monday, 14 February. Thai foreign minister, Kasit Piromya , and Cambodian foriegn minister, Hor Namhong, are...

    posted on FRI 11 FEB 2011