Insights: Europe

  1. Insights

    Briefing on Ukraine

    Tomorrow morning (16 July), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing on Ukraine, at the request of Russia.  The anticipated briefers are Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo and OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Lamberto...

    posted on MON 15 JUL 2019
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    Possible Ukraine Briefing*

    This afternoon (20 May), the Security Council may hold a meeting on Ukraine. Russia requested the meeting last Friday (17 May), to raise concerns with the recently enacted Ukrainian language law that it claims runs counter to the spirit of...

    posted on MON 20 MAY 2019
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    Arria-formula Meeting on Crimea

    Tomorrow (15 March), an open Arria-formula meeting will be held in the ECOSOC chamber from 10 am to 1 pm on Crimea. The meeting has been organised by Council members Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, the UK, and the US, in...

    posted on THU 14 MAR 2019
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    Ukraine Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (12 February), the Security Council will hold a meeting on the situation in Ukraine. On 8 February (Friday), Russia requested the meeting to mark the anniversary of the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”,...

    posted on MON 11 FEB 2019
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    Kosovo Briefing

    This afternoon (7 February), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), in line with the longstanding practice of holding these meetings on a quarterly basis. The frequency of reporting on UNMIK...

    posted on THU 7 FEB 2019
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    UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (30 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for an additional six months. Council members held one round of expert level negotiations on 25 January...

    posted on TUE 29 JAN 2019
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    Meeting on the Situation in Kosovo

    This afternoon (17 December), the Council will hold an emergency meeting on the situation in Kosovo. Serbia requested the meeting in a 14 December letter to the President of the Council, citing the decision of the Kosovo authorities to transform...

    posted on MON 17 DEC 2018
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    Bosnia and Herzegovina Debate and EUFOR ALTHEA Reauthorisation

    Tomorrow morning (6 November), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), with a briefing by the High Representative for BiH, Valentin Inzko, on his 54th report which covers 22 April to 15 October (S/2018/974)....

    posted on MON 5 NOV 2018
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    Cyprus Consultations

    Tomorrow (30 October), Security Council members are expected to be briefed on Cyprus in consultations by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo. DiCarlo is likely to focus her briefing on the 15 October Secretary-General’s report (S/2018/919) on his good offices...

    posted on MON 29 OCT 2018
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    UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (26 July), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six months. The draft resolution was initially circulated by the UK, the penholder, to...

    posted on WED 25 JUL 2018
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    Ukraine: Security Council Adopts Presidential Statement

    Today (6 June), the Security Council adopted a presidential statement on Ukraine. This was the first formal outcome that the Council has been able to produce on Ukraine since 17 February 2015, when it adopted resolution 2202 endorsing the Minsk...

    posted on WED 6 JUN 2018
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    Ukraine Briefing

    On Tuesday (29 May), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the situation in Ukraine, chaired by Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz. Ukraine and the Netherlands will be represented at the ministerial-level by Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Vice...

    posted on FRI 25 MAY 2018
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    Briefing on Salisbury Chemical Weapons Attack

    The Security Council will meet this afternoon (5 April) at Russia’s request to discuss the latest developments related to the 4 March use of a nerve agent in Salisbury, United Kingdom on Sergei Skripal, a former Russian intelligence officer who...

    posted on THU 5 APR 2018
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    Crimea: Arria-formula Meeting

    This afternoon (15 March), Security Council members will convene for an Arria-formula meeting on the Crimea. The meeting is being organised by the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, the UK and the US in partnership with Ukraine, which served on the Council...

    posted on THU 15 MAR 2018
  15. Insights

    Use of Nerve Agent in the United Kingdom: Briefing

    A meeting has been scheduled for 3 pm this afternoon (14 March) regarding accusations of the use of a nerve agent in the United Kingdom on 4 March. Yesterday evening, the United Kingdom requested the meeting to update members in...

    posted on WED 14 MAR 2018