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    Western Sahara Consultations

    On 8 August, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy to Western Sahara, Horst Köhler, is expected to brief Security Council members in closed consultations. No Council product appears planned, with the exception of possible press elements. In resolution 2414 this past April,...

    posted on TUE 7 AUG 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work in August

    The UK is the Security Council president in August. As a centrepiece of its presidency, the UK plans to hold an open debate on mediation and settlement of disputes late in the month. Secretary-General António Guterres; Justin Welby, the Archbishop...

    posted on WED 1 AUG 2018
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    Syria: Briefing on Humanitarian Developments and the Situation of Children

    Tomorrow (27 July), the Security Council will receive a briefing on Syria from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba. The Swedish presidency conceived the idea of addressing...

    posted on THU 26 JUL 2018
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    Colombia: Briefing and Consultations ahead of the Change of Government

    Tomorrow (26 July), the Security Council will receive a briefing from Jean Arnault, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The Vice President of Colombia, Óscar Naranjo, is also expected to speak....

    posted on WED 25 JUL 2018
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    Central African Republic Presidential Statement

    On Friday (13 July), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) addressing the deteriorating situation in the country. The negotiations, on the whole, reflected the fact that Council members...

    posted on WED 11 JUL 2018
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    Women, Peace and Security in the Sahel Region Briefing

    Tomorrow morning (10 July), the Security Council will hold a briefing on ‘Women, Peace and Security in the Sahel region” under the agenda item “Peace and Security in Africa”, chaired by Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina...

    posted on MON 9 JUL 2018
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    Children and Armed Conflict: Open Debate and Resolution

    On Monday (9 July), the Council will hold a high-level open debate on children and armed conflict with the theme, “Protecting Children Today Prevents Conflict Tomorrow”. The meeting will be chaired by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Special Representative for...

    posted on FRI 6 JUL 2018
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    International Criminal Court: Arria-formula meeting

    Tomorrow (6 July), Council members will hold an “Arria-formula” meeting to discuss the relationship between the Security Council and the International Criminal Court (ICC) and to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute establishing the ICC. The meeting, titled...

    posted on THU 5 JUL 2018
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    South Sudan Sanctions Consultations

    On Thursday (5 July), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is scheduled to brief Council members in consultations on South Sudan. Lacroix’s briefing will focus on the Secretary-General’s assessment (S/2018/653) of the security and political situation in South Sudan, requested...

    posted on TUE 3 JUL 2018
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    Yemen Consultations

    On 5 July, Security Council members will hold consultations on Yemen, receiving briefings from UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths via video-teleconference and from OCHA Director of Operations John Ging. Members may issue press elements following the meeting. Griffiths is expected...

    posted on TUE 3 JUL 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work in July

    Sweden is the Security Council president this month. Sweden plans to hold a high-level open debate on children and armed conflict with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven chairing. Briefings are anticipated from Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia...

    posted on MON 2 JUL 2018
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    Mine Action: Briefing

    This afternoon (29 June), the Security Council will be briefed on mine action by Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions Alexander Zuev. It will consider the Secretary-General’s report on mine action (S/2018/623), requested in resolution 2365. Members...

    posted on FRI 29 JUN 2018
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    Mali: Renewal of MINUSMA’s mandate

    Tomorrow (28 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The first draft was circulated by France, the penholder on Mali, early last week, and...

    posted on WED 27 JUN 2018
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    Syria: Briefing and Consultations on political and humanitarian developments

    Tomorrow (27 June), the Security Council expects to be briefed on political and humanitarian developments in Syria. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura will brief on political matters, while OCHA’s Director of Operations John Ging will brief on the humanitarian situation....

    posted on TUE 26 JUN 2018
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    Informal Working Group on Documentation and other Procedural Questions Meeting

    This afternoon (Thursday, 21 June), the Informal Working Group on Documentation and other Procedural Questions (IWG) will hold its second formal meeting since Kuwait took over the chairmanship of the IWG in January. Assuming the chairmanship soon after the Security...

    posted on THU 21 JUN 2018