posted on MON 20 MAY 2019
Possible Ukraine Briefing*

This afternoon (20 May), the Security Council may hold a meeting on Ukraine. Russia requested the meeting last Friday (17 May), to raise concerns with the recently enacted Ukrainian language law that it claims runs counter to the spirit of... Read more »

posted on WED 15 MAY 2019
Briefing on the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force

Tomorrow (16 May), the Council will hold a briefing on the Joint Force of the Group of Five for the Sahel, which the group—Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger (G5 Sahel)—decided to establish in February 2017 to combat terrorist... Read more »

posted on TUE 14 MAY 2019
Yemen Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow (15 May), the Security Council will hold a briefing on Yemen. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, and Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Peru), as the chair of the 2140 Sanctions Committee, are... Read more »

posted on MON 13 MAY 2019
UN Interim Security Force for Abyei Mandate Renewal

Tomorrow (14 May), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 November 2019. An initial draft was circulated to Council members by the US, the... Read more »

posted on FRI 10 MAY 2019
Arria-formula Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Cameroon

On Monday (13 May), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “the humanitarian crisis in Cameroon”, organised by the Dominican Republic, Germany, the UK and the US. Panellists will be Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, Secretary-General of... Read more »

posted on THU 9 MAY 2019
Syria: Consultations on the Humanitarian Situation in Idlib

Tomorrow (10 May), at the request of the humanitarian penholders on Syria (Belgium, Germany and Kuwait), Security Council members will discuss the humanitarian impact of the recent escalation of hostilities in Idlib in consultations. OCHA’s Director of Operations and Advocacy,... Read more »

posted on WED 8 MAY 2019
Arria-formula Meeting on “Israeli Settlements and Settlers: Core of the Occupation, Protection Crisis and Obstruction of Peace”

On 9 May, at the initiative of the Permanent Missions to the UN of Indonesia, Kuwait, and South Africa, there will be an Arria-formula meeting on Israel’s construction of settlements, entitled “Israeli Settlements and Settlers: Core of the Occupation, Protection... Read more »

posted on MON 6 MAY 2019
Peacekeeping: Open Debate and Presidential Statement on Training and Capacity Building

Tomorrow (7 May), the Security Council will hold an open debate on “Investing in Peace: Delivering Quality Training and Capacity Building to Improve Safety and Security and Performance of UN Peacekeepers”. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will chair the meeting.... Read more »

posted on THU 2 MAY 2019
In Hindsight: Negotiations on Resolution 2467 on Sexual Violence in Conflict

On 23 April, Germany convened a high-level open debate on sexual violence in conflict, a key event of its April presidency (S/PV.8514). Resolution 2467 was adopted, following difficult negotiations that only concluded during the debate. When the resolution passed with... Read more »

posted on THU 2 MAY 2019
Security Council Retreat with the Secretary-General

The Security Council will hold its annual retreat with the Secretary-General starting this evening (2 May) and continuing throughout the day tomorrow (3 May) at the Greentree Estate on Long Island. The Secretary-General and senior UN Secretariat staff will meet... Read more »

posted on WED 1 MAY 2019
Security Council Programme of Work for May

Indonesia holds the Security Council presidency in May. It is planning to convene two open debates during the month: one on peacekeeping operations and a second on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.  The debate on peacekeeping is expected... Read more »

posted on MON 29 APR 2019
UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) Mandate Renewal*

On Tuesday (30 April), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for an additional six months until 31 October. The US, as penholder,... Read more »

posted on FRI 26 APR 2019
Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Open Debate

On Monday (29 April), the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo is expected to brief. Nickolay Mladenov, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process—the... Read more »

posted on MON 22 APR 2019
Sexual Violence in Conflict: High-level Open Debate

Tomorrow (23 April), the Security Council will hold a high-level open debate on sexual violence in conflict. Heiko Maas, the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, is expected to chair the meeting. The anticipated briefers are: Secretary-General António Guterres;... Read more »

posted on TUE 16 APR 2019
Human Rights in Peace Operations: Arria-formula Meeting

Tomorrow (17 April), there will be a closed Arria-formula meeting on human rights in peace operations. Côte d’Ivoire, France, Germany, Kuwait, and Peru are sponsoring the meeting, which is expected to be co-chaired by Niels Annen, Minister of State at... Read more »