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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    The Secretary-General’s special representative in Côte d’Ivoire, Choi Young-jin, is scheduled to brief the Council tomorrow morning. He is expected to update the Council on developments on the ground and on the outcome of the AU summit relating to Côte...

    posted on THU 3 FEB 2011
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    Insights on February’s Programme of Work

    Council members met today to discuss February’s Programme of Work. This month Brazil has the presidency and the Council could have around 15 days of scheduled meetings. Most of the items will be briefings or consultations. One open debate is...

    posted on WED 2 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Security and Development

    Council members started negotiations yesterday on a draft presidential statement for the high-level debate on the interdependence between security and development. The Brazilian foreign minister will preside over the debate and five Council members (Portugal, India, Germany, Colombia and Bosnia...

    posted on WED 2 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Media Coverage of the Palestine Papers

    Sourced with articles from AFP, Al-Jazeera, Christian Science Monitor (US), Daily Star (Lebanon), Financial Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, Guardian (UK), Haaretz (Israel), Time Magazine (US) and Xinhua. The release by al-Jazeera of the ‘Palestine Papers’ provided a rare public airing...

    posted on TUE 1 FEB 2011
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    Insights on the Use of Technology in the Council

    Today the Council was briefed by Atul Khare, ASG for Peacekeeping (representing DPKO head, Alain le Roy, who is out of town) and UNAMID head, Ibrahim Gambari who spoke to the the Council by video-link from Darfur. The use of...

    posted on TUE 25 JAN 2011
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    Insights on Protection Issues

    There is talk that under the Brazilian presidency in February there will be consultations on how the Council can work more efficiently on protection issues. The aim appears to be to find ways of streamlining the Council’s work on these...

    posted on TUE 25 JAN 2011
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    Insights on Peacekeeping

    Next month the Council will continue with its cycle of consultations on peacekeeping which was set in motion by its August 2009 presidential statement encouraging regular discussions on peacekeeping between the Council and the Secretariat. While it has yet to...

    posted on TUE 25 JAN 2011
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    Insights on Somalia Piracy

    Council members are talking about Somalia piracy once more following the release yesterday of Jack Lang’s report to the Secretary-General identifying addtional steps that could be taken to achieve results in prosecuting piracy. In the report Lang makes it clear...

    posted on THU 20 JAN 2011
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    Insights on the draft Israeli Settlements Resolution

    A group of 120 co-sponsors, which includes most of the NAM countries and a number of UN members, have formally tabled a draft Security Council resolution on the Israeli settlements in Palestine. So far no European country has come forward...

    posted on WED 19 JAN 2011
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    Insights on the Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Debate

    A presidential statement for the debate on “post-conflict peacebuilding: institution building” is expected to be put under silence procedure today. Council members met last Friday and then again yesterday to discuss the substance of the statement drafted by Bosnia and...

    posted on WED 19 JAN 2011
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    Insights on Israel/Palestine

    A group of 120 co-sponsors, which includes most of the NAM countries and a number of UN members, have formally tabled a draft Security Council resolution on the Israeli settlements in Palestine. So far no European country has come forward...

    posted on WED 19 JAN 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    The Council will vote on a resolution on additional troops for Côte d’Ivoire tomorrow. Council members met this morning expecting to vote on this resolution which was put into blue yesterday. Objections by Russia on some of the wording in...

    posted on TUE 18 JAN 2011
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    Insights on Sudan

    Tomorrow the Council will be briefed by Benjamin Mkapa and Haile Menkerios on the referendum in Sudan followed by statements from Council members on the situation. Originally consultations were scheduled following the briefing but with some members wanting to present...

    posted on MON 17 JAN 2011
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    Insights on Israel/Palestine

    The momentum for a resolution on Israel/Palestine appears to be losing some of its steam. While earlier in the week some Council members were anticipating having the resolution before the Council next week, it now appears possible that it may...

    posted on FRI 14 JAN 2011
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    Insights on the Post-Conflict Institution Building Debate

    Bosnia and Herzegovina has circulated a draft presidential statement for the open debate on “Post-conflict Peacebuilding: Institution Building” scheduled for 21 January. Council members will start discussions on the draft tomorrow morning. While most of the issues in the draft...

    posted on THU 13 JAN 2011