Insights: Europe

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    Bosnia and Herzegovina debate and re-authorisation of EUFOR ALTHEA

    Tomorrow morning (8 November), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the authorisation of the EU-led multinational stabilisation force (EUFOR ALTHEA) for an additional year in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). It will also hold its semi-annual debate on...

    posted on MON 7 NOV 2016
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    Informal Meeting between Members of the UN Security Council and the EU Political and Security Committee

    Tomorrow (26 May), members of the UN Security Council will hold an informal meeting with members of the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC). Since this is an informal meeting, it will be held in the permanent mission of Egypt...

    posted on THU 26 MAY 2016
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    Briefing on the Political Situation in Ukraine

    Tomorrow morning (28 April), the Security Council will hold a meeting on the situation in Ukraine. Briefings are expected by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and Chief Monitor of the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) Ertugrul...

    posted on WED 27 APR 2016
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    Arria-Formula Meeting on Human Rights Situation in Crimea

    Tomorrow morning (18 March), Ukraine will chair an Arria-formula meeting on the human rights situation in Crimea. The meeting will be open to the wider UN membership as well as to other UN entities. Volodymyr Yelchenko, the Permanent Representative of...

    posted on THU 17 MAR 2016
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    Briefing by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

    On Monday morning (29 February), German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier will brief the Security Council in his capacity as the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The chairpersonship rotates on a yearly basis,...

    posted on FRI 26 FEB 2016
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    UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (28 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. The draft was put into blue earlier today. The UK, the...

    posted on WED 27 JAN 2016
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    Meeting on the situation in Ukraine

    Tomorrow morning (11 December), the Council will hold a meeting on the situation in Ukraine at the request of Lithuania. At press time, briefings are expected from Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson; Chief Monitor of the Organization for Security and Cooperation...

    posted on THU 10 DEC 2015
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    Bosnia and Herzegovina: Re-authorisation of EUFOR ALTHEA and Debate

    Tomorrow morning (10 November), the Council will hold its semi-annual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), one month before the 20th anniversary of the signing of the General Framework Agreement for Peace (14 December 1995), which ended BiH’s 1992-1995 war....

    posted on MON 9 NOV 2015
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    Council to Vote on a Draft Resolution on MH17 Tribunal

    Tomorrow afternoon (29 July), the Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution on the creation of an ad hoc tribunal for prosecuting those responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 on 17 July 2014. The draft...

    posted on TUE 28 JUL 2015
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    Briefing and resolution on 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide

    Tomorrow (7 July), the Security Council will hold a briefing to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (via video teleconference) are expected to brief....

    posted on MON 6 JUL 2015
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    Briefing on the Violations of the Ceasefire in Ukraine

    Tomorrow morning (5 June), the Security Council will hold a briefing on Ukraine at Lithuania’s request. The Council will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and Alexander Hug, Deputy Chief Monitor of the Organization for Security and...

    posted on THU 4 JUN 2015
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    Informal Meeting between Members of the Security Council and EU Political and Security Committee

    Tomorrow afternoon (20 May), members of the Security Council will hold an informal meeting with members of the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC). Since this is an informal meeting, it will not be held in the Security Council chamber...

    posted on TUE 19 MAY 2015
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    Briefing and Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Smuggling of Migrants in the Mediterranean

    On Monday (11 May) the Council will receive a briefing by Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on the EU response to the smuggling of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. After the briefing, Council...

    posted on FRI 8 MAY 2015
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    Arria-Formula Meeting on Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

    Tomorrow (19 March) Security Council members will convene for an Arria-formula meeting chaired by Lithuania on the human rights situation, media freedom and situation of the national minorities in Crimea and in eastern Ukraine. The meeting will be open to...

    posted on WED 18 MAR 2015
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    Briefing on Minsk Agreement Implementation in Ukraine

    Tomorrow (27 February), the Security Council may hold a public meeting on Ukraine possibly followed by an informal interactive dialogue session. The Chief Monitor of the Special OSCE Monitoring Mission, Ambassador Ertuğrul Apakan (Turkey), and the Chair of the OSCE’s...

    posted on THU 26 FEB 2015