Insights: Asia

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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
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    Insights on the Cambodian-Thai Border Situation

    Today, Council members agreed that on Monday, 14 February they would take up the Cambodian-Thai border situation. There will be a briefing by DPA, the ASEAN chair, Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa of Indonesia, and the foreign ministers of Cambodia and...

    posted on TUE 8 FEB 2011
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    Insights on the Cambodian-Thai Border Situation

    This afternoon Council members will be briefed by the Brazilian permanent representative in her capacity as Council president on her phone conversation with the Indonesian foreign minister, Marty Natalegawa, following his mediation efforts with Cambodia and Thailand over the last...

    posted on TUE 8 FEB 2011
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    Insights on the Cambodian-Thai Border Situation

    Council members today discussed the situation on the Cambodian-Thai border. Hostilities between the Cambodian and Thai military have been ongoing since 4 February. At least five people have been killed and thousands displaced. This is not the first time the...

    posted on MON 7 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Nepal

    A presidential statement drafted by the UK marking the closure of the UN Mission in Nepal was put under silence procedure today. The Council is expected to meet to adopt the presidential statement on Friday, 14 January, one day before...

    posted on WED 12 JAN 2011