posted on WED 14 NOV 2018
UN Interim Security Force for Abyei Mandate Renewal

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

posted on TUE 13 NOV 2018
New Updates Somalia and Eritrea: Security Council to Lift Sanctions on Eritrea

On Wednesday (14 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing sanctions measures on Somalia while lifting sanctions on Eritrea, namely the arms embargoes, travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions imposed on Eritrea in resolutions 1907... Read more »

posted on MON 12 NOV 2018
Democratic Republic of the Congo Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow (13 November), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from Special Representative and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) Leila Zerrougui.... Read more »

posted on MON 12 NOV 2018
UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Briefing

Tomorrow (13 November), the Security Council is scheduled to be briefed by the Special Representative and head of UNAMI, Ján Kubiš, his last appearance before the Council in this capacity. His successor, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, has already conducted preliminary meetings in... Read more »

posted on THU 8 NOV 2018
"Strengthening Multilateralism and the Role of the United Nations" Open Debate

Tomorrow (9 November) the Security Council is planning to hold an open debate on “Strengthening multilateralism and the role of the UN”. Briefing the press on this month’s programme of work on 1 November in his capacity as Council president... Read more »

posted on TUE 6 NOV 2018
Protection of the Environment during Armed Conflict Arria-formula Meeting

Tomorrow (7 November) at 3pm in the ECOSOC chamber, current Council member Kuwait will convene an Arria-formula meeting, co-sponsored with incoming member Germany, on the “Protection of the Environment during Armed Conflict.” Panelists are expected to include Satya Tripathi, head... Read more »

posted on MON 5 NOV 2018
UN Policing: Heads of Police Components Briefing*

Tomorrow (6 November), the Security Council will receive a briefing on UN policing from Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix and the heads of police components of three UN peacekeeping operations: Unaisi Lutu Vuniwaqa, UN Mission in South Sudan... Read more »

posted on MON 5 NOV 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina Debate and EUFOR ALTHEA Reauthorisation

Tomorrow morning (6 November), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), with a briefing by the High Representative for BiH, Valentin Inzko, on his 54th report which covers 22 April to 15 October (S/2018/974).... Read more »

posted on SAT 3 NOV 2018
Libya Sanctions: Adoption of a Resolution

On Monday (5 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee and renewing measures related to the illicit export of crude oil from Libya... Read more »

posted on THU 1 NOV 2018
Security Council Programme of Work for November

China is the president of the Security Council in November. The programme of work was adopted earlier today. China will hold two open debates during its presidency: one on “Strengthening multilateralism and the role of the United Nations”, and a... Read more »

posted on WED 31 OCT 2018
Western Sahara: Resolution to Renew Mandate of MINURSO

This afternoon (31 October), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution that extends for six months the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), and expresses full support for the intention of the Secretary-General... Read more »

posted on MON 29 OCT 2018
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Resolution to be Adopted on Ebola

Tomorrow morning (30 October), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The resolution was initiated by Ethiopia, which worked in close cooperation with Sweden. Several... Read more »

posted on MON 29 OCT 2018
Cyprus Consultations

Tomorrow (30 October), Security Council members are expected to be briefed on Cyprus in consultations by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo. DiCarlo is likely to focus her briefing on the 15 October Secretary-General’s report (S/2018/919) on his good offices... Read more »

posted on THU 25 OCT 2018
Arria-formula Meeting on Children Born of Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

Tomorrow (26 October), Poland, in partnership with Bolivia, France, Germany and South Africa, will organise an Arria-formula meeting on the plight and rights of children born of wartime sexual violence. The briefers include Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual... Read more »

posted on THU 25 OCT 2018
Water, Peace and Security Arria-formula Meeting

Tomorrow afternoon (26 October), an Arria-formula meeting will be held on water, peace and security. The meeting is being co-hosted by Security Council members Bolivia, Côte d’Ivoire, and the Netherlands; incoming members Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Germany, and Indonesia; and... Read more »