Insights: UN Institutional Issues

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    "Strengthening Multilateralism and the Role of the United Nations" Open Debate

    Tomorrow (9 November) the Security Council is planning to hold an open debate on “Strengthening multilateralism and the role of the UN”. Briefing the press on this month’s programme of work on 1 November in his capacity as Council president...

    posted on THU 8 NOV 2018
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    Security Council’s Programme of Work for October

    France is the president of the Council in October. A visiting mission to the Sahel focusing on the operationalisation of the joint force of the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5 Sahel) is planned for 19 to 23 October....

    posted on MON 2 OCT 2017
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    Third Straw Poll to Select the Next Secretary-General

    On Monday (29th August), Council members will hold their third straw poll in the process to select the next Secretary-General.  Like the first two straw polls held on 21 July and 5 August, this ballot will be undifferentiated as between...

    posted on FRI 26 AUG 2016
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    Working Methods Debate

    Tomorrow (19 July), the Japanese Presidency will hold an open debate on the working methods of the Security Council. The debate is taking place on the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Note by the President of the Security...

    posted on MON 18 JUL 2016
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    February Programme of Work

    This afternoon, the Security Council adopted its provisional programme of work for February. Venezuela, as Council president this month, has elected to hold two open debates. The first debate will focus on the respect of purposes and principles of the...

    posted on MON 1 FEB 2016
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    Consultations on a draft joint letter for the appointment of the Secretary-General

    Council members will meet today (18 November), under “any other business” to discuss the contents of a draft joint letter which would formally launch the selection process for the next Secretary-General. The letter was circulated to all 15 members on...

    posted on WED 18 NOV 2015
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    Finnish Workshop for Incoming Members of the Security Council

    The 13th annual workshop for incoming members of the Security Council will be held on 5-6 November, commencing tomorrow evening (5 November), in Long Island, New York. The workshop is convened by the government of Finland in cooperation with the...

    posted on WED 4 NOV 2015
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    Briefing on Security Sector Reform

    Tomorrow morning (20 August), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on Security Sector Reform (SSR) at the initiative of Nigeria. The briefers are expected to be Dmitry Titov, the Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security...

    posted on WED 19 AUG 2015
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    Wrap-Up Session on Council’s Work in June

    Tomorrow afternoon (30 June), the Security Council will hold a wrap-up session for the month of June during which Malaysia held the Council presidency. This is only the third wrap-up session to be held in 2015. (Chile and France held...

    posted on MON 29 JUN 2015
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    Finnish Workshop for Incoming Council Members

    The 12th annual workshop for incoming members of the Security Council will be held for two days (13-14 November), commencing tomorrow afternoon in Long Island, New York. The workshop is organised by the government of Finland in cooperation with the...

    posted on WED 12 NOV 2014
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    Working Methods Debate

    Tomorrow morning (23 October), the Security Council will hold its fifth annual open debate on Council working methods. Ambassador María Cristina Perceval (Argentina), the chair of the Informal Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions, will brief. , There...

    posted on WED 22 OCT 2014
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    Security Council Elections 2014

    Tomorrow morning (16 October), the General Assembly will hold elections to fill five of the ten non-permanent seats in the Security Council (for the 2015-2016 term). The five seats available for election this year are distributed regionally as follows: •...

    posted on WED 15 OCT 2014
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    Security Council’s October Programme of Work

    Argentina assumes in October its second presidency during its two-year Council term. There will be three open debates in October: the quarterly open debate on the Middle East and the annual open debates on women, peace and security and working...

    posted on THU 2 OCT 2014
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    Briefing on the Council Visiting Mission to Europe and Africa

    This afternoon, the Security Council is expected to hold a public briefing on its 8-14 August visiting mission to Europe and Africa. One of the co-leaders of each leg of the trip will brief -Australia on Belgium, Chile on the...

    posted on TUE 19 AUG 2014
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    First Public Wrap-up Session Since 2005

    On 30 July, the Security Council will hold a “wrap-up session&#8221 for the month of July during which Rwanda held the Council presidency. The meeting will be held under the agenda item “Implementation of Note S/2010/ 507 (Wrap-up Session)” with...

    posted on TUE 29 JUL 2014