Insights: the Middle East

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    Iraq: Briefing on ISIL/Da’esh Accountability (UNITAD)

    On Monday (15 July), the Security Council is scheduled to hear a briefing by Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, the Special Adviser and head of the UN Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh (UNITAD). This will be Khan’s second briefing to...

    posted on FRI 12 JUL 2019
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    Yemen: Council to Renew Mandate of UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement

    On Monday (15 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution to extend for six months the mandate of the UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA). Reaching agreement on the mandate renewal appeared straightforward. On 5...

    posted on FRI 12 JUL 2019
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    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Iraq

    On Saturday (29 June), Security Council members flew from Kuwait City to Baghdad for a series of meetings, concluding their visiting mission to Kuwait and Iraq. The Council met with the following: Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi, at the Government...

    posted on SUN 30 JUN 2019
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    Iran Non-proliferation Briefing

    Tomorrow (26 June), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo will present...

    posted on TUE 25 JUN 2019
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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (17 June), the Security Council will hear briefings from Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths (via video-teleconference), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, and Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley. During the ensuing consultations,...

    posted on FRI 14 JUN 2019
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    Briefing on Cooperation between the Security Council and the League of Arab States

    Tomorrow (13 June), the Security Council will hold a briefing on cooperation between the Council and the League of Arab States (LAS). According to the concept note for the briefing, Kuwait is organising the session to encourage an institutional dialogue...

    posted on WED 12 JUN 2019
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    UN Assistance Mission in Iraq: Mandate Renewal and Briefing and Consultations

    This afternoon (21 May), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 May 2020. This will be followed by a briefing and consultations on UNAMI...

    posted on TUE 21 MAY 2019
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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (15 May), the Security Council will hold a briefing on Yemen. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, and Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Peru), as the chair of the 2140 Sanctions Committee, are...

    posted on TUE 14 MAY 2019
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    Syria: Consultations on the Humanitarian Situation in Idlib

    Tomorrow (10 May), at the request of the humanitarian penholders on Syria (Belgium, Germany and Kuwait), Security Council members will discuss the humanitarian impact of the recent escalation of hostilities in Idlib in consultations. OCHA’s Director of Operations and Advocacy,...

    posted on THU 9 MAY 2019
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    Arria-formula Meeting on “Israeli Settlements and Settlers: Core of the Occupation, Protection Crisis and Obstruction of Peace”

    On 9 May, at the initiative of the Permanent Missions to the UN of Indonesia, Kuwait, and South Africa, there will be an Arria-formula meeting on Israel’s construction of settlements, entitled “Israeli Settlements and Settlers: Core of the Occupation, Protection...

    posted on WED 8 MAY 2019
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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Open Debate

    On Monday (29 April), the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo is expected to brief. Nickolay Mladenov, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process—the...

    posted on FRI 26 APR 2019
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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (15 April), the Security Council will hear briefings on Yemen from Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, both by videoconference. Virginia Gamba, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, and Muna Luqman,...

    posted on SUN 14 APR 2019
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    Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Middle East and North Africa

    Tomorrow morning (21 March), Security Council members will have an informal interactive dialogue on “Fostering dialogue and cooperation as a response to conflicts and common challenges in the Middle-East and North Africa” to explore ways on how to better take into account...

    posted on WED 20 MAR 2019
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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