Insights: the Middle East

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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) 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
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    Yemen Briefing and Consultations

    This afternoon (11 September), UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths is expected to brief the Council on Yemen via video teleconference from Amman. The UK requested the meeting to follow up on the Geneva consultations that the Special Envoy sought to...

    posted on TUE 11 SEP 2018
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    Syria: Briefing and Arria-Formula meeting on Idlib

    Tomorrow (7 September), the Security Council is scheduled to receive briefings on the political and humanitarian situation in the Syrian northern governorate of Idlib and adjacent areas close to the Turkish border. The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de...

    posted on THU 6 SEP 2018
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    UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Mandate Renewal

    This afternoon (30 August), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution renewing for another year the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which expires on 31 August. Following two rounds of negotiations and one...

    posted on THU 30 AUG 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on Humanitarian Developments and the Situation of Children

    Tomorrow (27 July), the Security Council will receive a briefing on Syria from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba. The Swedish presidency conceived the idea of addressing...

    posted on THU 26 JUL 2018
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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Open Debate

    Tomorrow (24 July), the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is expected to brief via video-teleconference. The need to de-escalate tensions over Gaza will...

    posted on MON 23 JUL 2018
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    Yemen Consultations

    On 5 July, Security Council members will hold consultations on Yemen, receiving briefings from UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths via video-teleconference and from OCHA Director of Operations John Ging. Members may issue press elements following the meeting. Griffiths is expected...

    posted on TUE 3 JUL 2018
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    Iran Nuclear Agreement: Briefing on the Implementation of Resolution 2231

    This afternoon (27 June), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231, adopted in July 2015, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary...

    posted on WED 27 JUN 2018
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    Syria: Briefing and Consultations on political and humanitarian developments

    Tomorrow (27 June), the Security Council expects to be briefed on political and humanitarian developments in Syria. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will brief on political matters, while OCHA’s Director of Operations John Ging will brief on the humanitarian situation....

    posted on TUE 26 JUN 2018