Insights: Europe

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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
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    Briefing on Ukraine Political and Human Rights Situation

    Tomorrow morning (24 June), the Security Council will be briefed in consultations by Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović via video-teleconference and Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Taye-Brook Zerihoun. On 17 June, Ukraine wrote to the President of the...

    posted on MON 23 JUN 2014
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    Ukraine Briefing by Under Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator

    This afternoon (16 June) at 3:00 pm the Council expects to hold consultations on Ukraine. Under Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos will brief the Council (via VTC) on the humanitarian situation in the country. This will mark the...

    posted on MON 16 JUN 2014
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    Briefing on Ukraine Elections

    This afternoon, the Security Council will hold a public meeting on the situation in Ukraine, at the request of the UK. Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, will brief the Council on the latest developments in Ukraine, particularly on the...

    posted on WED 28 MAY 2014
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    Ukraine Briefing on Human Rights and Political Developments

    Tomorrow (21 May), Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović is expected to brief Council members in consultations on the human rights situation in Ukraine. Šimonović, who was in Ukraine from 14-19 May, is expected to share his observations of...

    posted on TUE 20 MAY 2014
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    Council Debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Security Council will hold its biannual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) tomorrow morning (15 May). The High Representative for BiH, Valentin Inzko, will present his latest report on the implementation of the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement (S/2014/314). In...

    posted on WED 14 MAY 2014
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    Council Debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Security Council will hold its biannual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) tomorrow morning (15 May). The High Representative for BiH, Valentin Inzko, will present his latest report on the implementation of the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement (S/2014/314). In...

    posted on WED 14 MAY 2014
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    Meeting and Briefing by Political Affairs Head on Ukraine

    The Security Council will hold a public meeting today at the request of Russia to be briefed by Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on recent developments in Ukraine. Feltman last briefed the Council on Ukraine on Tuesday, 29...

    posted on FRI 2 MAY 2014
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    Briefing on Ukraine by Head of Political Affairs

    This afternoon (29 April), following a request by the UK, the Council will hold a public meeting on Ukraine. Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will brief on recent developments with Ukrainian Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev expected to participate under...

    posted on TUE 29 APR 2014
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    Meeting on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine

    This afternoon, the Council will hold a public meeting on the situation in Ukraine at the request of Lithuania. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović will brief on the human rights situation. Council members are likely to be interested...

    posted on WED 16 APR 2014
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    Briefing by the Secretary-General on Ukraine

    Tomorrow (28 March), Security Council members will hold closed consultations on the situation in Ukraine, with a briefing by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Secretary-General travelled to Moscow and Kiev, on 19 March, three days after Crimea and Sevastopol held a...

    posted on THU 27 MAR 2014