Insights: Europe

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    Briefing by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

    Tomorrow morning (23 February), Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dačić will brief the Council in his capacity as Chairperson-in Office of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE briefing is...

    posted on MON 23 FEB 2015
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    Council to Vote on Ukraine Draft Resolution Today

    The Security Council is to vote on a draft resolution at 3 p.m. today (17 February) endorsing the agreements reached on 12 February in Minsk. It was drafted and put in blue by Russia on Friday (13 February) following email...

    posted on TUE 17 FEB 2015
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    Resolution Renewing the Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

    Tomorrow morning (29 January), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution that will extend the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for another six months. Earlier this week, on 26 January, the Council held consultations on...

    posted on WED 28 JAN 2015
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    Ukraine Briefing by the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs

    Tomorrow afternoon (21 January) the Security Council will hold a public briefing on Ukraine at the request of Lithuania. Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, will brief the Council on the latest developments and political situation in Ukraine. Ambassador Yuriy...

    posted on TUE 20 JAN 2015
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    Briefing on Ukraine by the Department of Political Affairs and OSCE

    This afternoon (12 November), at the request of the US, the Council will have a public meeting on the situation in Ukraine. Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen is expected to brief. The Chief Monitor of the Special...

    posted on WED 12 NOV 2014
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    Reauthorising EUFOR ALTHEA and Debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Tomorrow (11 November), the Council is expected to vote on a resolution renewing the authorisation of EU-led multinational stabilisation force (EUFOR ALTHEA) and hold a debate on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The High Representative for BiH, Valentin...

    posted on MON 10 NOV 2014
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    Ukraine Briefing on Human Rights and Political Situation

    Tomorrow morning (24 October), the Council will hold a briefing on the human rights and political situation in Ukraine at the request of the UK. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic will brief the Council on the human rights...

    posted on THU 23 OCT 2014
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    Ukraine Meeting on MH17 Investigation Report

    Following a request from Russia, the Security Council will have a briefing tomorrow morning (19 September) on the Dutch Safety Board’s (DSB) preliminary investigation report (S/2014/657) on the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was circulated to the Council...

    posted on THU 18 SEP 2014
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    Emergency Meeting on Ukraine

    The Security Council will hold a public meeting this afternoon at the request of Lithuania, following reports that Russian tanks and military vehicles have crossed into southeastern Ukraine. Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, is expected to brief. A representative...

    posted on THU 28 AUG 2014
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    Council Consultations on Russian Humanitarian Convoy Entering Ukraine

    This afternoon (22 August), the Security Council will be briefed in consultations on the situation in Ukraine by Oscar Fernández-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs. Lithuania called for the meeting after a number of trucks from a Russian humanitarian convoy...

    posted on FRI 22 AUG 2014
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    Dispatches from the Field: Belgium and Lessons from World War I

    Day 1: Dinant, Leuven, Ypres The Security Council’s visiting mission to Europe and Africa began in Belgium yesterday (9 August) with activities in Belgium related to the centennial of the start of World War I in August 1914. The three...

    posted on SUN 10 AUG 2014
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    Ukraine: Briefing by Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights

    Tomorrow morning (8 August), at the request of Lithuania, the Security Council will have a briefing on the human rights situation in Ukraine. The Council will be briefed by Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović via video teleconference and...

    posted on THU 7 AUG 2014
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    Adoption of Resolution Renewing the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

    Tomorrow morning (30 July), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing for a period of six months the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). The adoption follows the consultations on UNFICYP held on 24 July,...

    posted on TUE 29 JUL 2014
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    Vote on Draft Resolution Condemning Downing of MH17

    The Draft Resolution This afternoon (21 July), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution condemning the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Netherlands Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans are both expected...

    posted on MON 21 JUL 2014
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    Ukraine Meeting Following Crash of Malaysia Airlines Plane

    This morning the Council will meet in its chamber to be briefed by Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, following yesterday’s Malaysia Airlines jet crash in the eastern Ukraine amidst continued fighting in south-east Ukraine. The UK, supported by Lithuania,...

    posted on FRI 18 JUL 2014