Insights: the Middle East

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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
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    Syria: First Political Briefing by Pedersen

    Tomorrow (28 February), Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen, who assumed his position on 7 January, will provide his first briefing to the Security Council on the political situation in Syria. The meeting takes place two weeks before the eighth anniversary...

    posted on WED 27 FEB 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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    Yemen: Council to authorise UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement

    Tomorrow morning (16 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution establishing the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA). After initial consultations among the P5, the UK shared the draft resolution with the full Council on...

    posted on TUE 15 JAN 2019
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    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow morning (9 January), the Security Council is expected to have a briefing, followed by consultations, on Yemen. Anticipated briefers are Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. General Patrick Cammaert, the chair of the Redeployment...

    posted on TUE 8 JAN 2019