Insights: Middle East

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    Middle East Briefing and Consultations

    Tuesday morning (29 May), the Security Council will be briefed by Robert Serry, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process. Serry is likely to focus on peace process developments including the recent exchange of letters between Palestinian...

    posted on FRI 25 MAY 2012
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    Briefing on UN Mission in Syria

    Council members will be briefed tomorrow morning (8 May) on the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) in closed consultations by UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan (via video-link) and Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous. (Resolution 2043, which authorised...

    posted on MON 7 MAY 2012
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    Briefing on UN Supervision Mission in Syria

    Council members will be briefed tomorrow afternoon (24 April) on the recently authorised UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) in closed consultations by UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan (via video-link) and Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous. It...

    posted on MON 23 APR 2012
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    Syria Observer Mission Resolution

    It seems that the Council will meet this morning (21 April) at 11 a.m. for a possible vote on a resolution to authorise a UN mission in Syria. Council members met in consultations at permanent representative level late yesterday to...

    posted on SAT 21 APR 2012
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    Continuing Negotiations on a Syria Draft Resolution

    Council members are continuing this afternoon (13 April), at permanent representative level, to try to come to an agreement on a draft resolution on Syria authorising the deployment of an advance team of 30 unarmed military observers to Syria to...

    posted on FRI 13 APR 2012
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    Syria Draft Resolution

    The Council is working towards adopting a resolution authorising the deployment of an advance team of unarmed military observers to Syria to supervise the cessation of violence by all parties. (If the resolution is adopted tomorrow, such an advance monitoring...

    posted on THU 12 APR 2012
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    Briefing on South Kordofan and Libya

    On Friday, 19 August, Council members are expecting a briefing on South Kordofan and Libya from High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos and a representative from DPA. It seems that there is...

    posted on THU 18 AUG 2011
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    Security Council Briefing on Syria

    On Thursday, 18 August, Security Council members are expecting a briefing during consultations from Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. It seems Amos is likely to brief the Council on humanitarian...

    posted on WED 17 AUG 2011
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    Renewal of Iran and DPRK Sanctions Panel of Experts

    The mandates for the Iran and DRPK sanctions committees experts expire on 9 and 12 June respectively. Council members at expert level have been negotiating resolutions renewing the mandate of these two panel of experts and expected to adopt them...

    posted on THU 9 JUN 2011
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    Middle East

    Tomorrow (Thursday, 19 May), the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, will brief the Security Council at its regular monthly meeting on the Middle East which will be followed by consultations. This comes against the...

    posted on WED 18 MAY 2011
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    Insights on Syria

    The escalation of the Syrian government’s suppression of public protests over the past weeks has led to increased pressure against Syria, including from a number of Council members. The UK and France seem interested in initiating a possible Council response...

    posted on WED 11 MAY 2011
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    Insights on Syria

    Yesterday, (Wednesday, 27 April) having failed to reach consensus on a press statement on the situation in Syria, the Council held a public debate on the Middle East which enabled many members to put on record their concern about ongoing...

    posted on THU 28 APR 2011
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    Insights on Syria

    Council members are expecting a briefing on Syria in informal consultations today (Wednesday, 27 April) from B. Lynn Pascoe. Council members agreed yesterday that a more detailed briefing on Syria was needed following the Secretary-General’s briefing yesterday which covered Syria...

    posted on WED 27 APR 2011
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    Insights on Syria

    Council members are currently considering a draft press statement on Syria circulated this morning and are expected to give their comments on the draft by tomorrow morning (Tuesday, 26 April). It seems the key elements of the press statement include...

    posted on MON 25 APR 2011
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    Insights on Yemen

    On Wednesday, 20 April Council members were briefed by Gamal bin Omer, the UN envoy to Yemen. Bin Omar visited Yemen last week where he met President Ali Abdullah Saleh . Germany and Lebanon proposed a presidential statement where Council...

    posted on THU 21 APR 2011