posted on THU 24 OCT 2019
Syria Briefing and Consultations

This afternoon (24 October), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller will provide the scheduled monthly briefing on the humanitarian situation in Syria.  Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Mohamed Khaled Khiari is expected to brief... Read more »

posted on WED 23 OCT 2019
Dispatches from the Field: UN Security Council Visiting Mission to the AU

Addis Ababa –Yesterday (22 October) Security Council members held their 13th joint annual consultative meeting with the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC). The day before (21 October), Council members held informal consultations with the PSC, which have been organised... Read more »

posted on MON 21 OCT 2019
Dispatches from the Field: Security Council Visiting Mission to South Sudan

Addis Ababa – Yesterday (20 October), Security Council members visited South Sudan, ahead of the 12 November deadline for completing the pre-transition period of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS). Council members arrived... Read more »

posted on SAT 19 OCT 2019
Security Council Visiting Mission to South Sudan and the AU

Nairobi – Security Council members arrived in Nairobi today (19 October) ahead of a visiting mission to South Sudan tomorrow (20 October) and the AU (21 – 22 October). During the one-day visit to South Sudan, Council members will push... Read more »

posted on WED 16 OCT 2019
Yemen: Briefing and Consultations

On Thursday (17 October), the Security Council will be briefed on Yemen by Special Envoy Martin Griffiths (via video-teleconference) and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. During closed consultations, General Abhijit Guha, the chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC)... Read more »

posted on WED 16 OCT 2019
Syria: Briefing on Developments in the North-East*

Today (16 October) Security Council members are expected to discuss the situation in Syria under “any other business”, following consultations on the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The Council’s EU members—Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, and the... Read more »

posted on MON 14 OCT 2019
Haiti Debate and MINUJUSTH Closure

Tomorrow (October 15) the Security Council will hold its last debate on the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) before it transitions to the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH), a special political mission (SPM), on 16 October.... Read more »

posted on WED 9 OCT 2019
Syria Briefing under “Any Other Business”

Tomorrow morning (10 October), Security Council members are expected to discuss the situation in Syria under “any other business”, following Turkey’s military offensive in north-eastern Syria, which began earlier today. The European members of the Council—Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, and... Read more »

posted on WED 9 OCT 2019
Colombia Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow morning (10 October), the Security Council will receive a briefing on Colombia from Special Representative of the Secretary-General Carlos Ruiz Massieu on the 90-day report on the UN Verification Mission in Colombia (covering developments from 27 June through 26... Read more »

posted on WED 9 OCT 2019
Guinea-Bissau Consultations

Tomorrow afternoon (10 October), Security Council members will hold consultations on Guinea-Bissau. Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) Rosine Sori-Coulibaly is expected to brief via video-teleconference. Equatorial Guinea requested the consultations for Council... Read more »

posted on TUE 8 OCT 2019
Cyprus Consultations  

Tomorrow afternoon (9 October), Council members will hold consultations on Cyprus. A senior representative from the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs is expected to brief Council members. The Republic of Cyprus requested the meeting, citing recent threats by the... Read more »

posted on TUE 8 OCT 2019
Council to Adopt Presidential Statement on the Syrian Constitutional Committee

Today (8 October) the Security Council is expected to adopt a short presidential statement welcoming the Secretary-General’s 23 September announcement of the agreement of the Syrian government and the Syrian Negotiations Commission for “a credible, balanced, and inclusive Constitutional Committee”... Read more »

posted on MON 7 OCT 2019
South Sudan Presidential Statement

Tomorrow morning (8 October), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) of 12 September 2018. The US, as the penholder on... Read more »

posted on MON 7 OCT 2019
Mali: Briefing and Consultations

On 8 October, the Security Council expects to receive a briefing via video-teleconference from Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). It also expects a briefing by Ambassador... Read more »

posted on FRI 4 OCT 2019
Debate on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa

On Monday (7 October), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a debate on “Peace and Security in Africa: The Centrality of Preventative Diplomacy, Conflict Prevention and Resolution” at the initiative of South Africa. UN Secretary-General António Guterres, AU Commission... Read more »