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    Hitting the Ground Running: The 2018 Finnish Workshop for Incoming Council Members

    The 16th annual workshop for incoming members of the UN Security Council will be held on 29 – 30 November, commencing this evening (29 November) in Long Island, New York. The workshop is convened by the government of Finland in...

    posted on THU 29 NOV 2018
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    Briefing on Developments in Burundi

    On Wednesday (21 November), Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Burundi Michel Kafando will brief the Council on the situation in Burundi. Ambassador Jürg Lauber (Switzerland), the chair of the Burundi configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission, will brief on his...

    posted on TUE 20 NOV 2018
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    Israel/Palestine Briefing

    On Monday (19 November), the Security Council will hold its monthly meeting on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov will most likely provide the briefing (via video teleconference from Jerusalem), which will...

    posted on FRI 16 NOV 2018
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    South Sudan Briefing

    Tomorrow (16 November), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in South Sudan from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Smaïl Chergui (via VTC) and Executive Director of UN...

    posted on THU 15 NOV 2018
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    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (15 November), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2019. An initial draft was circulated to Council members by the US, the penholder on UNISFA,...

    posted on WED 14 NOV 2018
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    New Updates Somalia and Eritrea: Security Council to Lift Sanctions on Eritrea

    On Wednesday (14 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing sanctions measures on Somalia while lifting sanctions on Eritrea, namely the arms embargoes, travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions imposed on Eritrea in resolutions 1907...

    posted on TUE 13 NOV 2018
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    UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Briefing

    Tomorrow (13 November), the Security Council is scheduled to be briefed by the Special Representative and head of UNAMI, Ján Kubiš, his last appearance before the Council in this capacity. His successor, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, has already conducted preliminary meetings in...

    posted on MON 12 NOV 2018
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    Protection of the Environment during Armed Conflict Arria-formula Meeting

    Tomorrow (7 November) at 3pm in the ECOSOC chamber, current Council member Kuwait will convene an Arria-formula meeting, co-sponsored with incoming member Germany, on the “Protection of the Environment during Armed Conflict.” Panelists are expected to include Satya Tripathi, head...

    posted on TUE 6 NOV 2018
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    Bosnia and Herzegovina Debate and EUFOR ALTHEA Reauthorisation

    Tomorrow morning (6 November), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), with a briefing by the High Representative for BiH, Valentin Inzko, on his 54th report which covers 22 April to 15 October (S/2018/974)....

    posted on MON 5 NOV 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work for November

    China is the president of the Security Council in November. The programme of work was adopted earlier today. China will hold two open debates during its presidency: one on “Strengthening multilateralism and the role of the United Nations”, and a...

    posted on THU 1 NOV 2018
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    Central African Republic Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (23 October), Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, the Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA); Ambassador Léon Houadja Kacou Adom (Côte d’Ivoire), the chair of the 2127 Central African Republic (CAR) Sanctions...

    posted on MON 22 OCT 2018
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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