Insights: Europe

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    Briefing by OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

    Tomorrow, 7 May, the Security Council will be briefed by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara, the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The Council last received its annual briefing from the OSCE chair (which rotates...

    posted on MON 6 MAY 2013
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    Cyprus Mission Resolution

    The Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on Thursday morning (24 January) renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). The adoption follows the consultations among Council members last week (17 January) when the Special...

    posted on WED 23 JAN 2013
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    Kosovo Debate

    This afternoon (27 November), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a quarterly debate on the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). Farid Zarif, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNMIK, will brief the Council, followed by statements...

    posted on TUE 27 NOV 2012
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    Bosnia and Herzegovina Debate and Adoption

    Tomorrow morning (13 November), the Security Council will hold a twice-yearly debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina at which the High Representative, Valentin Inzko, will brief the Council on the work of the Office of the High Representative (OHR). (The OHR...

    posted on MON 12 NOV 2012
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    Kosovo Debate

    On Tuesday morning (21 August), the Council will hold its quarterly debate on the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The Special Representative and head of UNMIK, Farid Zarif, is set to brief Council members during the open session...

    posted on MON 20 AUG 2012
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    Cyprus Mission Renewal

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 July), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for a further six months, until 31 January 2013. While Council members all agree that the mission—which has been on...

    posted on TUE 17 JUL 2012
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    Kosovo Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, 17 July), Council members will meet in consultations on the situation in Kosovo. Requested by Russia, the consultations are in addition to the regular quarterly briefings to the Council on the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo...

    posted on MON 16 JUL 2012
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    Debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Council will hold its biannual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, 15 May). The High Representative for the country, Valentin Inzko, will present his most recent report (S/2012/307) on the implementation of the 1995 Dayton Peace...

    posted on MON 14 MAY 2012
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    Kosovo Debate

    The Council will hold a debate on Kosovo on Monday afternoon (14 May) with Farid Zarif, head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), scheduled to brief on the Secretary-General’s latest report. The report of 27 April (S/2012/275)...

    posted on SUN 13 MAY 2012
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    Downer to Update Members in Cyprus Consultations

    Council members are scheduled to meet in consultations tomorrow morning (29 March) to discuss Cyprus. Alexander Downer, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, is set to brief members via video-conference on recent negotiations on Cyprus. He has been meeting with,...

    posted on WED 28 MAR 2012
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    Debate on Kosovo

    On Wednesday (8 February), Council members will hold a debate on the UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Farid Zarif, on the latest report of 31 January.* As on previous occasions, including the...

    posted on TUE 7 FEB 2012
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    Special Adviser Downer to Brief on Cyprus

    The Council is scheduled to hold informal consultations this afternoon (25 January) on Cyprus. The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alexander Downer, is set to brief and update members on developments at the “Greentree II” talks, which concluded yesterday. (This...

    posted on WED 25 JAN 2012
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    Renewal of Cyprus Mission Mandate

    The Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Cyprus (UNFICYP) tomorrow morning (Wednesday, 14 December). The anticipated adoption of the resolution follows a briefing in consultations by Lisa Buttenheim, head of...

    posted on TUE 13 DEC 2011
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    Kosovo Debate in the Council on Tuesday

    Council members are scheduled to hold a debate on Kosovo tomorrow morning (29 November). Special Representative and head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Farid Zarif, will brief the Council. (Zarif, from Afghanistan, was appointed to the...

    posted on MON 28 NOV 2011
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    Reauthorisation of EUFOR mandate in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Council appears to be on schedule to adopt a resolution reauthorising the mandate of EUFOR, the EU’s force in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), tomorrow morning (Wednesday, 16 November). It seems the reauthorisation of EUFOR’s mandate will likely be a...

    posted on TUE 15 NOV 2011