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    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur: Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (22 October), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is scheduled to brief the Security Council on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Secretary-General’s 90-day report (S/2018/912). The briefing will be followed by consultations. The Secretary-General’s...

    posted on FRI 19 OCT 2018
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    Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Open Debate

    Tomorrow (18 October), the Security Council is expected to hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov, and Hagai El-Ad, an Israeli human rights activist who serves as...

    posted on WED 17 OCT 2018
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    The Role of Natural Resources as a Root Cause of Conflict Briefing

    Tomorrow (16 October) the Security Council will hold a briefing at the initiative of Bolivia, this month’s Council president, on the role of natural resources as a root cause of conflict. Secretary-General António Guterres is scheduled to brief, and Council...

    posted on MON 15 OCT 2018
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    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings with the Independent National Electoral Commission and MONUSCO in Kinshasa

    Today (5 October), the Security Council began its visiting mission to the DRC with meetings with the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) and the leadership of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO). Soon after arriving in Kinshasa...

    posted on FRI 5 OCT 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work for October

    Bolivia is the president of the Security Council in October. The programme of work was adopted earlier today. As its signature event, Bolivia intends to hold a meeting on the role of natural resources as a root cause of conflict,...

    posted on MON 1 OCT 2018
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    Colombia: Mission Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (13 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing until 25 September 2019 the mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The draft, which was prepared by the UK, passed silence procedure this morning and...

    posted on WED 12 SEP 2018
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    Peacekeeping Reform Debate

    Tomorrow (12 September), the Security Council will hold a debate on peacekeeping reform. The Council will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix and Sarah Blakemore, Chief Executive of the NGO Keeping Children Safe. Although no outcome will...

    posted on TUE 11 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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    Briefing on Corruption and Conflict and Arria-Formula meeting on Venezuela and Corruption

    On Monday (10 September), the Security Council is scheduled to have a briefing under the agenda item “Maintenance of International Peace and Security” entitled “Corruption and Conflict”. It seems that the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) advocated for...

    posted on FRI 7 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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    Security Council “Unofficial Calendar of Events” in September

    The US is the president of the Security Council in September. In a highly unusual development, Council members were unable to reach agreement on the provisional programme of work for the month, given disagreement over whether to include Nicaragua on...

    posted on TUE 4 SEP 2018
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    Guinea-Bissau Briefing

    Tomorrow (30 August), the Security Council will have a briefing on Guinea-Bissau. The briefers will be the Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), José Viegas Filho; Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba (Equatorial Guinea), chair...

    posted on WED 29 AUG 2018
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    DPRK: Briefing on the Work of the 1718 Committee

    Tomorrow afternoon (30 August), the chair of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Karel van Oosterom (Netherlands), will brief Council members in consultations on the work of the committee during the past three months. Earlier...

    posted on WED 29 AUG 2018
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    Mali Sanctions Regime Renewal

    Tomorrow (30 August), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the sanctions regime on Mali established by resolution 2374 last year and the mandate of the Panel of Experts. The sanctions measures would target individuals and entities...

    posted on WED 29 AUG 2018
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    Mediation and Settlement of Disputes Open Debate

    Tomorrow (29 August), there will be an open debate of the Security Council on mediation and the peaceful resolution of conflicts. Secretary-General António Guterres; Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who is a member of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on...

    posted on TUE 28 AUG 2018