Insights: Europe

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    Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Briefing

    Tomorrow (8 March), Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, the current OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, will provide the annual briefing to the Security Council on the activities of the Organisation. He will most likely outline Italy’s priorities in its capacity as chair this...

    posted on WED 7 MAR 2018
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    UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP): Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (30 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 July 2018. The negotiations on the draft resolution, which was produced by the UK,...

    posted on MON 29 JAN 2018
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    Bosnia and Herzegovina Debate and EUFOR ALTHEA Reauthorisation

    Tomorrow morning (7 November), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), featuring a briefing by Valentin Inzko, the High Representative for BiH, on his office’s latest report (S/2017/922). The Council is also expected to...

    posted on MON 6 NOV 2017
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    UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (27 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 January 2018. The negotiations were not difficult. Following one round of negotiations this Monday...

    posted on WED 26 JUL 2017
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    Open Debate on Conflicts in Europe and Briefing by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

    Over the next two days, the Security Council will hold two meetings focused on European issues. On Tuesday (21 February), the Council will hold an open debate on conflicts in Europe chaired by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. The briefers...

    posted on MON 20 FEB 2017
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    Meeting on the Situation in Ukraine

    Tomorrow afternoon (2 February), the Security Council will hold an open meeting on the situation in Ukraine. Briefings are expected by: Jeffrey Feltman, Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs; John Ging, Director of the Operational Division at OCHA; and Ertugrul Apakan,...

    posted on WED 1 FEB 2017
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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