Insights: the Middle East

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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine): Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (19 June), Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov is expected to brief the Security Council during the monthly meeting on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). The briefing will be followed by consultations. At press time, it seems that most members are not...

    posted on MON 18 JUN 2018
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    Yemen Consultations

    This afternoon (18 June), UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths will brief Council members in closed consultations via video-teleconference. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock will also brief. Griffiths is expected to present a framework for peace talks and update members...

    posted on MON 18 JUN 2018
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    Iraq: Vote to renew UNAMI mandate

    Tomorrow (14 June), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) for ten months, until 31 May 2019. It seems that the US, the penholder, was aiming for an earlier adoption...

    posted on WED 13 JUN 2018
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    Yemen: Consultations on Attack on Hodeidah

    Tomorrow at noon, Security Council members will meet in consultations to discuss the Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE)-led coalition offensive on the port city of Hodeidah, held by Houthi rebels. The UK requested the session earlier this afternoon....

    posted on WED 13 JUN 2018
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    Yemen Consultations

    This morning at 11 am, Security Council members will hold consultations on Yemen. The focus is expected to be on the possibility of an imminent attack on the port city of Hodeidah. The UK, the penholder on Yemen, requested the...

    posted on MON 11 JUN 2018
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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine): Vote Today on Draft Resolution*

    Today (1 June), the Security Council is expected to meet to vote on a draft resolution proposed by Kuwait focusing on the protection of civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Gaza. Prior to this vote, there may be a...

    posted on FRI 1 JUN 2018
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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (23 May), the Security Council will hold its scheduled monthly meeting on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). The Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, is expected to brief from Jerusalem via video-teleconference, and some members may...

    posted on TUE 22 MAY 2018
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    Syria: Special Envoy Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (16 May), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing by Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, followed by consultations. Last month, the alleged chemical weapons attack of 7 April on the city of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta, led...

    posted on TUE 15 MAY 2018
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    Israel/Palestine Meeting*

    Tomorrow (15 May), at the request of Kuwait, a public briefing of the Security Council will be convened under the agenda item “the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process...

    posted on MON 14 MAY 2018
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    Middle East Open Debate

    Tomorrow (26 April), Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is expected to brief at the quarterly open debate on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Recent negative developments on the ground and a rise in political tensions are...

    posted on WED 25 APR 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation

    Tomorrow (25 April), the Council will receive a briefing on Syria from Mark Lowcock, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. Lowcock, who briefed the Council on 17 April, is expected to present the monthly report of the Secretary-General on the humanitarian...

    posted on TUE 24 APR 2018
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    Syria: A Council Divided

    The Security Council’s engagement on Syria during the past week has represented one of the body’s most divisive periods in the post-Cold War era, triggered by an alleged chemical weapons attack on the city of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta, on...

    posted on TUE 17 APR 2018
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    Yemen: First Briefing by Special Envoy*

    Tomorrow (17 April), the Security Council will receive a briefing from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. Following the public meeting, Council members are expected to hold closed consultations for further...

    posted on MON 16 APR 2018
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    Syria: Vote on Competing Drafts*

    This afternoon (10 April), the Security Council is expected to meet to vote on possibly three draft resolutions: two competing drafts (by the US and Russia) aimed at establishing a UN Independent Mechanism of Investigation (UNIMI) and a Russian draft...

    posted on TUE 10 APR 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Douma

    This afternoon (9 April), the Security Council will hold a meeting to discuss the alleged chemical weapons attack in the city of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta on 7 April. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and the Deputy to...

    posted on MON 9 APR 2018