Insights: the Middle East

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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
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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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    Yemen: Briefing and Consultations on Political Process and Humanitarian Crisis

    Tomorrow morning (14 December), the Council expects to hear briefings from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths (via VTC from Amman), and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. The UK requested the session, which follows the conclusion earlier...

    posted on THU 13 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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    Briefing on Iran and Non-proliferation

    On Wednesday (12 December) the Security Council will hold its semiannual 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 Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo will present the...

    posted on TUE 11 DEC 2018
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    Iraq: Briefing on ISIL/Dae’sh Accountability (UNITAD)

    Tomorrow (4 December), the Council will receive the first-ever briefing by Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, the Special Adviser and head of the UN Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh (UNITAD). Khan will brief Council members on his first report (S/2018/1031)....

    posted on MON 3 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