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    Transitional Justice Open Debate

    Tomorrow (13 February), the Security Council will hold an open debate on “transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict situations” under the peacebuilding and sustaining peace agenda item. The meeting, initiated by Belgium as this month’s Council president, will be presided...

    posted on WED 12 FEB 2020
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    Children and Armed Conflict Briefing

    Tomorrow (12 February) the Security Council will hold a high-level briefing on “Integrating child protection into peace processes to resolve conflict and sustain peace”. The meeting, initiated by Belgium, the chair of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict...

    posted on TUE 11 FEB 2020
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    UNOWAS Mandate Renewal and Presidential Statement on West Africa and the Sahel

    This afternoon (11 February), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel, proposed by co-penholders Belgium and Niger. Meanwhile, the Council recently renewed the mandate of the UN Office for West Africa and...

    posted on TUE 11 FEB 2020
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    Security Council to Meet to Discuss US Middle East Peace Plan

    Tomorrow (11 February) the Security Council will hold a briefing on the agenda item “the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”. This is not the scheduled monthly meeting on the topic; rather, this meeting was requested by...

    posted on MON 10 FEB 2020
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    Briefing on Myanmar following the ICJ Order Indicating Provisional Measures

    Tomorrow (4 February), the Security Council is expected to meet in consultations for a briefing on Myanmar from Mohamed Khaled Khiari, Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. It seems that there was interest in also having...

    posted on MON 3 FEB 2020
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    Security Council Programme of Work for February

    Belgium holds the presidency of the Security Council for February. It has decided to convene an open debate on “Peacebuilding and sustaining peace: Transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict situations” as one of the signature events of its presidency. High...

    posted on MON 3 FEB 2020
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    Central African Republic Sanctions Regime Mandate Renewal

    Today (31 January), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the Central African Republic (CAR) sanctions regime until 31 July 2020 and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the CAR Sanctions Committee until 31 August...

    posted on FRI 31 JAN 2020
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    Debate on “Maintenance of international peace and security: Challenges to peace and security in the Middle East”

    Tomorrow (20 August), the Security Council is scheduled to hold one of Poland’s signature events of its presidency, a debate entitled “Maintenance of international peace and security: Challenges to peace and security in the Middle East”. The sole briefer is...

    posted on MON 19 AUG 2019
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    Security Council to Adopt Annual Report

    Tomorrow (Tuesday, 20 August) the Security Council is set to adopt the introduction to its annual report to the General Assembly covering 1 January-31 December 2018. Its drafter, the UK, is expected to present the introduction to the members. The...

    posted on MON 19 AUG 2019
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    Youth, Peace and Security Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (17 July), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on the implementation of the youth, peace and security agenda under the agenda item “maintenance of international peace and security.” The briefers are Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN...

    posted on TUE 16 JUL 2019
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    Arria-formula Meeting on Refugees, Displaced Persons and Returnees

    Tomorrow (24 June) Security Council members are expected to hold an Arria-formula meeting on: “Responding effectively to the needs of refugees, displaced persons and returnees: the role of the United Nations Security Council and its members.” The anticipated briefers are:...

    posted on SUN 23 JUN 2019
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    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (17 April), the Security Council will be briefed on the Secretary-General’s latest 90-day report (S/2019/305) on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by Joint Special Representative and head of UNAMID Jeremiah Mamabolo (via video-teleconference from Khartoum). Assistant Secretary-General...

    posted on TUE 16 APR 2019
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    Combatting Financing of Terrorism Open Debate

    Tomorrow (28 March), the Security Council will hold an open debate on combatting the financing of terrorism. France’s Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will preside and briefers include Under-Secretary-General of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office, Vladimir Voronkov...

    posted on WED 27 MAR 2019
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    Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Middle East and North Africa

    Tomorrow morning (21 March), Security Council members will have an informal interactive dialogue on “Fostering dialogue and cooperation as a response to conflicts and common challenges in the Middle-East and North Africa” to explore ways on how to better take into account...

    posted on WED 20 MAR 2019
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    UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Mandate Renewal*

    Tomorrow (15 March), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for an additional year. The initial draft was circulated by the US, the penholder on...

    posted on THU 14 MAR 2019