Insights: Middle East

  1. Insights

    Yemen Briefing and Press Statement

    Tomorrow morning (3 June), Council members are likely to receive a briefing from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Yemen via video teleconference under “any other business” following consultations on Syria. Russia requested to have the meeting...

    posted on TUE 2 JUN 2015
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    Mladenov to Brief on the Fall of Mosul to ISIS

    This morning (12 June), Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Nickolay Mladenov will brief Council members on the fall of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, to the Islamic State of the Iraq and the...

    posted on THU 12 JUN 2014
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    Negotiations on Syria Mission Renewal & Tremseh Press Statement

    Tomorrow morning (16 July), negotiations among Council members are expected to continue at expert and possibly permanent representative level on the UK draft resolution on Syria. The draft text renews the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), for 45 days...

    posted on SUN 15 JUL 2012
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    Consultations on the UN Mission in Syria

    Tomorrow morning (11 July) during consultations, Council members will hear from UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan (by video-link) and DPKO head Hervé Ladsous on the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS). This will be the last briefing prior...

    posted on TUE 10 JUL 2012
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    Pillay Briefing on Human Rights in Libya and the OPT

    Council members are scheduled to be briefed in consultations on Monday afternoon (2 July) on Libya and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) by Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. (The closed session briefing will follow a similar morning...

    posted on FRI 29 JUN 2012
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    Syria Briefing by High Commissioner for Human Rights

    On 2 and 3 July, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, will provide the Security Council with updates on the human rights situation in Syria, Libya, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and Sudan/South Sudan. At press time...

    posted on FRI 29 JUN 2012
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    Adoption of Golan Heights Resolution

    Tomorrow morning (27 June) the Council will adopt a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) for six months. (UNDOF was established in May 1974 to monitor the ceasefire between Israel and Syria.) The draft...

    posted on TUE 26 JUN 2012
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    Consultations on the UN Mission in Syria

    Tomorrow morning (26 June) during consultations, Council members will receive a video-link briefing from Nasser al-Kidwa, a deputy to UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan, and will also hear from DPKO head Hervé Ladsous on the UN Supervision Mission...

    posted on MON 25 JUN 2012
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    Iraq-Kuwait Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (19 June), the Secretary-General’s High-Level Coordinator for Iraq-Kuwait Missing Persons and Property, Gennady Tarasov, is scheduled to brief Council members in consultations. The Council is likely to issue a press statement on the High-Level Coordinator’s activities and extend...

    posted on MON 18 JUN 2012
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    Briefing by Head of UN Mission in Syria

    Tomorrow afternoon (19 June) Council members will be briefed in consultations by the head of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), Major-General Robert Mood. The decision to have the briefing was taken on Friday (15 June) as reports of...

    posted on MON 18 JUN 2012
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    Iran Sanctions Committee Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (12 June), Ambassador Néstor Osorio (Colombia), Chair of the Iran Sanctions Committee, will brief the Council in a regular 90-day update on the Committee’s work. As is usually the case with these quarterly briefings, Council members will likely...

    posted on MON 11 JUN 2012
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    Yemen Resolution Adoption

    Following the briefing on 29 May by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, Council members began negotiating a draft resolution on Yemen. Introduced by the UK and discussed among the P5 before being circulated to the E10 on...

    posted on FRI 8 JUN 2012
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    Consultations on the UN Mission in Syria

    Council members will be briefed tomorrow afternoon (7 June) on the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) in closed consultations by UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan and Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous. Prior to the consultations Council members...

    posted on WED 6 JUN 2012
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    Consultations on the UN Mission in Syria

    Council members will be briefed tomorrow morning (30 May) on the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) in closed consultations by Jean-Marie Guéhenno, deputy to UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous will also brief....

    posted on TUE 29 MAY 2012
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    Yemen Consultations

    This afternoon (29 May), the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, is set to brief the Council, followed by closed consultations. Benomar will update the Council on developments in Yemen since his last briefing on 7 March. It seems...

    posted on TUE 29 MAY 2012