Insights: the Middle East

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    Yemen: Consultations on the Hodeidah Agreement

    Tomorrow morning (13 March), Council members will hold consultations to hear briefings from Martin Griffiths, the Special Envoy for Yemen, and General Michael Lollesgaard, the chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) and head of the UN Mission to support...

    posted on TUE 12 MAR 2019
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    Syria: Chemical Weapons Consultations

    Tomorrow (6 March), Security Council members will receive a briefing in consultations from the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The meeting is expected to focus on the 1 March report...

    posted on TUE 5 MAR 2019
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    Yemen: Council to Renew Sanctions Regime

    Tomorrow (26 February), the Security Council will adopt a resolution that renews the financial and travel ban sanctions established in resolution 2140 in February 2014 to be applied against individuals or entities threatening the peace, security and stability of Yemen...

    posted on MON 25 FEB 2019
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    Yemen: Consultations on Implementation of Resolutions

    Tomorrow afternoon (31 January), Security Council members are expected to hear briefings in consultations on the implementation of resolutions 2451 and 2452 from the Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths (via video-teleconference from Amman); the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination...

    posted on WED 30 JAN 2019
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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Open Debate

    On Tuesday (22 January), the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is expected to brief via video-teleconference. The meeting was originally planned for...

    posted on MON 21 JAN 2019
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    Security Council to Vote on Yemen Resolution

    The Security Council is expected to vote early this afternoon on a draft resolution that endorses the agreements reached by the government of Yemen and the Houthi rebel group during the UN-led consultations held in Sweden from 6 to 13 December. The...

    posted on FRI 21 DEC 2018
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    Syria: Resolution on Cross-border Humanitarian Access and Humanitarian Briefing

    Later today (13 December), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution prepared by Sweden and Kuwait renewing the authorisation for cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access to Syria. There were two rounds of negotiations with all Council...

    posted on THU 13 DEC 2018
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    Israel/Palestine Briefing

    On Monday (19 November), the Security Council will hold its monthly meeting on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov will most likely provide the briefing (via video teleconference from Jerusalem), which will...

    posted on FRI 16 NOV 2018
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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    Friday afternoon (16 November), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on Yemen, on which there has been new urgency to restart a political process between the Houthi rebel group and the Yemeni government amidst...

    posted on THU 15 NOV 2018
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    UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Briefing

    Tomorrow (13 November), the Security Council is scheduled to be briefed by the Special Representative and head of UNAMI, Ján Kubiš, his last appearance before the Council in this capacity. His successor, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, has already conducted preliminary meetings in...

    posted on MON 12 NOV 2018
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    Syria: Briefing by the Special Envoy on Efforts to Establish a Constitutional Committee

    Tomorrow (26 October), at the request of France, the UK and the US, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will brief the Council via video-teleconference on his efforts to facilitate the establishment of a constitutional committee for Syria. At his...

    posted on THU 25 OCT 2018
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    Yemen: Briefing on the Humanitarian Crisis

    Tomorrow afternoon (23 October), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, focusing on the link between the war, food insecurity and the risk of famine. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is expected to...

    posted on MON 22 OCT 2018
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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Open Debate

    Tomorrow (18 October), the Security Council is expected to hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov, and Hagai El-Ad, an Israeli human rights activist who serves as...

    posted on WED 17 OCT 2018
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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Briefing

    Tomorrow (20 September), Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is scheduled to brief the Security Council in the monthly meeting on the situation in the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Mladenov is expected to discuss recent political, humanitarian...

    posted on WED 19 SEP 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation and Political Developments

    Tomorrow (18 September), the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the humanitarian situation and political developments in Syria. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will brief the Council. The...

    posted on MON 17 SEP 2018