Insights: Middle East

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    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (9 January), the Security Council is expected to have a briefing, followed by consultations, on Yemen. Anticipated briefers are Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. General Patrick Cammaert, the chair of the Redeployment...

    posted on TUE 8 JAN 2019
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    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations on Political Process and Humanitarian Crisis

    Tomorrow morning (14 December), the Council expects to hear briefings from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths (via VTC from Amman), and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. The UK requested the session, which follows the conclusion earlier...

    posted on THU 13 DEC 2018
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    Iraq: Briefing on ISIL/Dae’sh Accountability (UNITAD)

    Tomorrow (4 December), the Council will receive the first-ever briefing by Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, the Special Adviser and head of the UN Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh (UNITAD). Khan will brief Council members on his first report (S/2018/1031)....

    posted on MON 3 DEC 2018
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    Middle East and North Africa Debate

    On Monday (25 June), the Council will hold a debate on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, which is expected to focus on root causes of conflict in these regions and ways to address these conflicts. Secretary-General...

    posted on FRI 22 JUN 2018
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    Israel/Palestine: Arria-Formula Meeting on Missing and Captive Persons in Gaza

    Tomorrow (22 December), Council members will meet for an Arria-formula meeting that is being co-sponsored by Ukraine and the US entitled, “Humanitarian Aspects of Missing and Captive Persons in Gaza”. The meeting is being held amid heightened tensions concerning the...

    posted on THU 21 DEC 2017
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    Syria: Resolution on Cross-border Humanitarian Access and Political and Humanitarian Briefings*

    Tomorrow (19 December), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution prepared by Egypt, Japan and Sweden renewing the authorisation for cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access to Syria. There were two rounds of negotiations with all Council...

    posted on MON 18 DEC 2017
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    Iran: Semi-Annual Briefing on the Implementation of Resolution 2231

    Tomorrow (19 December), the Council will hold a briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231, adopted on 20 July 2015, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will...

    posted on MON 18 DEC 2017
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    Syria Humanitarian Briefing

    Tomorrow (29 November), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is expected to brief the Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. The briefing will be followed by consultations. The briefing takes place in the midst of significant Council activity on...

    posted on TUE 28 NOV 2017
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    Vote on the Syria Joint Investigative Mechanism*

    Tomorrow (24 October), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution that would renew the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) of the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for an additional year. The...

    posted on MON 23 OCT 2017
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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (12 July), the Council will receive a briefing via video teleconference from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. Briefings are also expected via video teleconference from the director-generals of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros...

    posted on TUE 11 JUL 2017
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    Iran: Semi-annual Briefing on Implementation of Resolution 2231

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 January), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231, adopted on 20 July 2015, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey...

    posted on TUE 17 JAN 2017
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    Briefing on Implementation of Iran Nuclear Agreement

    On Monday (18 July), the Council will have a briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231, adopted on 20 July 2015, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman...

    posted on FRI 15 JUL 2016
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    Arria-formula Meeting on Protection of Civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    Tomorrow afternoon (6 May), Egypt, Security Council president and Arab Group representative, together with Angola, Malaysia, Senegal and Venezuela, has organised an Arria-formula meeting on the protection of the Palestinian civilian population in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). The meeting,...

    posted on THU 5 MAY 2016
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    Consultations on Iran

    On Monday morning (14 March), at the request of the US, Security Council members are expected to meet in consultations to discuss Iran’s recent ballistic missile launches. It seems that a briefing by the Department of Political Affairs has been...

    posted on SUN 13 MAR 2016
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    Briefing and Consultations on Yemen

    Tomorrow (3 March), the Security Council will be briefed by OCHA head Stephen O’Brien. This will be followed by consultations, where the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed is expected to brief via video-teleconference from Dubai. Assistant...

    posted on WED 2 MAR 2016