posted on THU 7 MAY 2020
High-level Arria-formula Meeting to Mark the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II on European Soil

Tomorrow (8 May), Estonia, Security Council president for May, is hosting a high-level Arria-formula meeting starting at 10 am via VTC on the theme: “Seventy-five years from the end of the Second World War on European soil—lessons learned for preventing... Read more »

posted on FRI 1 MAY 2020
Security Council Programme of Work for May

In May, Estonia has the presidency of the Security Council. In light of the Secretariat’s anticipated closure extending through May, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council is expected to continue using the provisional measures agreed on at the end... Read more »

posted on TUE 28 APR 2020
Syria: Political and Humanitarian Informal Meetings via Videoconferencing

Tomorrow (29 April), Security Council members will convene two separate videoconferencing meetings on the Syria political and humanitarian situations, respectively. Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen is expected to brief on the political situation in the morning, while Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian... Read more »

posted on TUE 28 APR 2020
Presidential Statement on Conflict-induced Hunger

Tomorrow (29 April) the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on conflict-induced hunger. Negotiations on the draft statement have been ongoing throughout April after the Dominican Republic circulated a draft text at the start of the month,... Read more »

posted on TUE 28 APR 2020
Venezuela: Closed VTC on the Humanitarian Situation

This afternoon (28 April), Security Council members will convene an informal closed videoconference (VTC) meeting to discuss the humanitarian situation in Venezuela, at the request of the Council’s EU member countries (Belgium, Estonia, France and Germany). Reena Ghelani, OCHA’s Director... Read more »

posted on MON 27 APR 2020
UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and Sudan/South Sudan: Open and Closed VTC Meeting

Tomorrow (28 April), there will be an open VTC, followed by a closed VTC, on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and Sudan/South Sudan. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to brief on the Secretary-General’s most recent report... Read more »

posted on SUN 26 APR 2020
Open VTC meeting on Youth, Peace and Security

On Monday (27 April), Security Council members will hold an open video teleconference (VTC) meeting entitled: “Towards the fifth anniversary of the youth and peace and security agenda: accelerating implementation of resolutions 2250 and 2419”. Secretary-General António Guterres and Jayathma... Read more »

posted on THU 23 APR 2020
UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID): Open and Closed VTC Meeting

Tomorrow (24 April), Security Council members will hold an open VTC, followed by a closed VTC, on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo and Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix are... Read more »

posted on WED 22 APR 2020
Open VTC on “The Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question”

Tomorrow (23 April), Security Council members will hold an open VTC on “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is expected to brief. Due to the impact... Read more »

posted on TUE 21 APR 2020
Arria-formula Meeting on “Climate and security risks: the latest data”

Tomorrow (22 April), an Arria-formula meeting will be held via VTC on “Climate and security risks: the latest data”. It is being co-organised by Belgium, France, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, Germany, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia, the United... Read more »

posted on TUE 21 APR 2020
Great Lakes Region: Open and Closed VTC Meetings

Tomorrow (22 April), Council members will hold an open VTC, followed by a closed VTC, on the Great Lakes region. The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region, Huang Xia, will brief. The meeting will be held an... Read more »

posted on MON 20 APR 2020
Protection of Civilians from Conflict-Induced Hunger

On Tuesday (21 April), the Security Council will hold an open videoconference meeting on the “Protection of civilians from conflict-induced hunger”. Briefings are expected by the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Qu Dongyu; the Executive Director of the World... Read more »

posted on WED 15 APR 2020
Yemen: Informal meeting via Videoconferencing

Tomorrow (16 April), the Security Council will convene an informal open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC meeting, on Yemen. Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock are expected to brief and... Read more »

posted on TUE 14 APR 2020
Syria: Closed VTC Meeting on Chemical Weapons

Tomorrow (15 April), Security Council members will hold a closed VTC meeting with the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. While this is the monthly meeting on the implementation of resolution... Read more »

posted on MON 13 APR 2020
Colombia: Informal Meeting via Videoconferencing

Tomorrow morning (14 April), Security Council members will convene an informal open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC meeting, on the situation in Colombia. Special Representative and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia Carlos Ruiz Massieu... Read more »