Insights: Europe

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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
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    Ukraine Briefing by Deputy Secretary-General and Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights

    This afternoon the Security Council will hold a public meeting on Ukraine at the request of France. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, as well as Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović, who has just returned from Ukraine, will brief. Ambassador...

    posted on WED 19 MAR 2014
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    Vote on a Draft Resolution on Ukraine

    The Draft Resolution Tomorrow morning (Saturday, 15 March), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution on the situation in Ukraine. The US circulated a draft text to Council members yesterday morning (13 March) and US Ambassador...

    posted on FRI 14 MAR 2014
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    Briefing on Ukraine by UN Head of Political Affairs and the Prime Minister of Ukraine

    Tomorrow (13 March) the Council will hold a public meeting on Ukraine which will be chaired by Jean Asselborn, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg. Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, will brief the Council on the latest...

    posted on WED 12 MAR 2014
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    Meeting on Ukraine with Briefing by Head of Political Affairs

    A private meeting of the Security Council on Ukraine will be held at 3 pm today following a request from Ukraine. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will brief the Council. The Permanent Representative of Ukraine, Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, is...

    posted on MON 10 MAR 2014
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    Consultations on Ukraine with Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson Briefing from Kiev

    This afternoon (6 March), the Security Council will hold consultations on the situation in Ukraine at the request of the UK. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson will brief the Council from Kiev (via teleconference) on the most recent developments in Ukraine...

    posted on THU 6 MAR 2014
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    Briefing on Developments in Ukraine

    Following a request by Russia, this afternoon the Security Council will be briefed by Oscar Fernández-Taranco from the Department of Political Affairs in a public meeting on the situation in Ukraine. It seems that Ukraine will speak following statements from...

    posted on MON 3 MAR 2014
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    Private Meeting and Consultations on Ukraine

    At press time, a private meeting of the Council, followed by consultations, on the situation in Ukraine, had been called for at 3 pm. It seems that Oscar Fernández-Tarranco from the Department of Political Affairs will brief and a representative...

    posted on FRI 28 FEB 2014
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    Briefing by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

    This morning Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Burkhalter, the Chairperson-in Office of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), will brief the Council. The OSCE briefing is held on an annual basis, soon after the new OSCE...

    posted on FRI 21 FEB 2014
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    Presidential Statement on Cooperation between the UN and EU

    Tomorrow (14 February), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on cooperation between the UN and the European Union (EU), with briefings by High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the EU Catherine...

    posted on THU 13 FEB 2014
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    Consultations on Cyprus

    Tomorrow (22 January ), weather conditions permitting, Council members will be briefed in consultations by Lisa Buttenheim, the Secretary General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). In addition, Alexander Downer, the Special Adviser to...

    posted on TUE 21 JAN 2014
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    Quarterly Debate on Kosovo

    Tomorrow (19 November) the Security Council will hold its quarterly debate on Kosovo during which it will be briefed by Farid Zarif, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), on...

    posted on MON 18 NOV 2013
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    Reauthorising Operation ALTHEA and Briefing on Developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Tomorrow morning (12 November), the Security Council will adopt a resolution reauthorising the EU-led multinational stabilisation force (EUFOR ALTHEA) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for a further twelve months. The adoption will be followed by the Council’s bi-annual debate on...

    posted on MON 11 NOV 2013
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    UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (30 July) the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 January 2014. The draft resolution, which has been in blue since 25 July, largely resembles...

    posted on MON 29 JUL 2013
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    Quartely Debate on Kosovo

    Tomorrow (14 June) the Security Council will be briefed by Farid Zarif, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), on the latest report of the Secretary-General (S/2013/254) and other recent developments....

    posted on THU 13 JUN 2013