Insights: Non-Proliferation

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement: Briefing on the Implementation of Resolution 2231

    This afternoon (27 June), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231, adopted in July 2015, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary...

    posted on WED 27 JUN 2018
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    Briefing on Salisbury Chemical Weapons Attack

    The Security Council will meet this afternoon (5 April) at Russia’s request to discuss the latest developments related to the 4 March use of a nerve agent in Salisbury, United Kingdom on Sergei Skripal, a former Russian intelligence officer who...

    posted on THU 5 APR 2018
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    Use of Nerve Agent in the United Kingdom: Briefing

    A meeting has been scheduled for 3 pm this afternoon (14 March) regarding accusations of the use of a nerve agent in the United Kingdom on 4 March. Yesterday evening, the United Kingdom requested the meeting to update members in...

    posted on WED 14 MAR 2018
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    Briefing: Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Tomorrow (18 January), the Security Council is holding a high-level briefing on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction focused on confidence-building measures. President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan will preside. Secretary-General António Guterres will brief, and Council members are expected to...

    posted on WED 17 JAN 2018
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    Non-Proliferation/DPRK: Ministerial Briefing

    Tomorrow (15 December), the Council will hold a ministerial-level meeting on the “Threats and Challenges posed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to International Peace and Security”, with Secretary-General António Guterres expected to brief. Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō...

    posted on THU 14 DEC 2017
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    Ministerial Meeting on the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Today (21 September), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level briefing on the threat posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and their delivery systems. Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, is expected to brief. The...

    posted on THU 21 SEP 2017
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    Council Meeting Following DPRK’s Latest Missile Launch

    This afternoon the Security Council will be briefed by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča on the 4 July launch of a ballistic missile, possibly of intercontinental range, by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The meeting is...

    posted on WED 5 JUL 2017
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    Open Debate on Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    At the initiative of Bolivia, the Security Council will hold an open debate tomorrow (28 June) on “the global effort to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by non-state actors.” It will focus on the implementation of resolution...

    posted on TUE 27 JUN 2017
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    Adoption of Resolution on the DPRK with New Sanctions Designations

    This afternoon, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) that will add 14 individuals and four entities to the 1718 consolidated sanctions list. As is normally the case for Council decisions...

    posted on FRI 2 JUN 2017
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    Security Council Resolution on Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Tomorrow morning (20 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution that begins a process to lift UN sanctions on Iran, while establishing a strong monitoring system of Iran’s nuclear programme. The resolution follows the recently concluded Joint...

    posted on SUN 19 JUL 2015
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    Briefing by the Chair of the Iran Sanctions Committee

    On Monday (15 July), Ambassador Gary Quinlan (Australia), the chair of the 1737 Iran Sanctions Committee, is scheduled to present the 90-day report of the Committee’s work to the Security Council. This briefing was initially scheduled for 13 June but...

    posted on FRI 12 JUL 2013
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    Iran Sanctions Committee Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (12 June), Ambassador Néstor Osorio (Colombia), Chair of the Iran Sanctions Committee, will brief the Council in a regular 90-day update on the Committee’s work. As is usually the case with these quarterly briefings, Council members will likely...

    posted on MON 11 JUN 2012
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    Nuclear Non-Proliferation Briefing

    Tomorrow (19 April), the Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and security with a briefing by the Secretary-General. This briefing is a primary focus for the US during its April presidency and follows on the...

    posted on WED 18 APR 2012
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    Insights on the Counter-Terrorism Subsidiary Bodies

    It seems the 1267 Committee (the Committee on sanctions against the Taliban and Al-Qaida) has deferred a decision on the first delisting request processed by the Office of the Ombudsperson, Kimberly Prost. The Committee met on Tuesday 10 May but...

    posted on FRI 13 MAY 2011
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    Insights on the 1540 Committee

    South Africa, as Chair of the Council’s Committee on resolution 1540 (on weapons of mass destruction and terrorism), has informed the Council that the Committee has delayed release of its three-year report from 24 April to 24 May. The Committee...

    posted on MON 2 MAY 2011