Insights: Middle East

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    Insights on the Middle East

    The Council will have an open debate on the Middle East tomorrow (Thursday, 21 April). B. Lynn Pascoe, Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs, will brief. (The Council has a monthly briefing on the Middle East and quarterly there is a...

    posted on WED 20 APR 2011
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    Insights on Yemen

    This afternoon (Tuesday,19 April) the Council will be briefed on Yemen by a senior official from the Department of Political Affairs’ Middle East and North Africa section. It appears that Germany requested the briefing yesterday following the monthly briefing to...

    posted on TUE 19 APR 2011
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    Insights on UNAMI

    On Friday, 8 April the Council will be briefed by the Special Representative Ad Melkert and will hold informal consultations on Iraq. Melkert is expected to highlight key points from his report on the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI),...

    posted on THU 7 APR 2011
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    Insights on the Middle East

    On 22 March the Council had its regular briefing on the Middle East and Palestinian Question. Oscar Fenandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, briefed the Council on developments related to the Quartet as well as incidents on the ground. (The...

    posted on MON 28 MAR 2011
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    Insights on the Gaza Flotilla Incident Panel

    The Panel met last week to examine the national reports of Turkey and Israel on the Gaza flotilla incident which took place on 31 May 2010. (The Secretary-General set up a Panel of Inquiry headed by former New Zealand Prime...

    posted on FRI 25 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Conflict Prevention

    Tomorrow (Tuesday, 8 March), Council members will receive a briefing from the Department of Political Affairs in informal consultations. It seems the focus will be related to North Africa and the Middle East. This briefing is part of what is...

    posted on MON 7 MAR 2011
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    Insights on the March Programme of Work

    Council members met today to discuss March’s Programme of Work. This month China has the presidency and the Council could have around 12 days of scheduled meetings. The Chinese ambassador in briefing the press divided the Council’s work for March...

    posted on WED 2 MAR 2011
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    Insights on the draft Israeli Settlements Resolution

    Council members are waiting to hear if the resolution on Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory will be put in blue this evening. There has been intense activity over this resolution in the last few days. The Arab Group held meetings...

    posted on WED 16 FEB 2011
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    Insights on a Council visit to the Middle East

    Council members are now consulting with capitals following Russia’s proposal for a Council visit to the Middle East. Yesterday during consultations, Russian Permanent Representative Vitaly Churkin announced a proposed Council visit to Israel and Palestine, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. Serious...

    posted on WED 9 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Media Coverage of the Palestine Papers

    Sourced with articles from AFP, Al-Jazeera, Christian Science Monitor (US), Daily Star (Lebanon), Financial Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, Guardian (UK), Haaretz (Israel), Time Magazine (US) and Xinhua. The release by al-Jazeera of the ‘Palestine Papers’ provided a rare public airing...

    posted on TUE 1 FEB 2011
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    Insights on the draft Israeli Settlements Resolution

    A group of 120 co-sponsors, which includes most of the NAM countries and a number of UN members, have formally tabled a draft Security Council resolution on the Israeli settlements in Palestine. So far no European country has come forward...

    posted on WED 19 JAN 2011
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    Insights on Israel/Palestine

    A group of 120 co-sponsors, which includes most of the NAM countries and a number of UN members, have formally tabled a draft Security Council resolution on the Israeli settlements in Palestine. So far no European country has come forward...

    posted on WED 19 JAN 2011
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    Insights on Israel/Palestine

    The momentum for a resolution on Israel/Palestine appears to be losing some of its steam. While earlier in the week some Council members were anticipating having the resolution before the Council next week, it now appears possible that it may...

    posted on FRI 14 JAN 2011