posted on TUE 29 JAN 2019
UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Mandate Renewal

Tomorrow (30 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for an additional six months. Council members held one round of expert level negotiations on 25 January... Read more »

posted on MON 28 JAN 2019
Western Sahara Consultations

Tomorrow (29 January), Security Council members will receive a briefing in consultations from the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General to Western Sahara, Horst Köhler. The session is being held in accordance with resolution 2440 that renewed the mandate of the UN... Read more »

posted on FRI 25 JAN 2019
Venezuela Briefing*

Tomorrow (26 January) at 9:00 am, the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the situation in Venezuela during which it will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo. The last time the Council... Read more »

posted on THU 24 JAN 2019
Open Debate: “Addressing the impacts of climate-related disasters on international peace and security”

Tomorrow (25 January), the Security Council will hold an open debate focused on addressing the impact of climate-related disasters on international peace and security. Miguel Vargas, the Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic, is expected to chair the meeting. At... Read more »

posted on WED 23 JAN 2019
Women, Peace and Security: Arria-formula meeting on National Action Plans in the MENA region

Tomorrow (24 January), Germany, Peru and the UK are co-hosting an Arria-formula meeting entitled “What’s next for Women, Peace and Security in the Middle East and North Africa: The Potential of National Action Plans”. The meeting will be chaired by... Read more »

posted on TUE 22 JAN 2019
Colombia: Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow (23 January), the Security Council will receive a briefing from Carlos Ruiz Massieu, the newly-appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The meeting will be chaired by Miguel Vargas, the Foreign... Read more »

posted on MON 21 JAN 2019
Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Open Debate

On Tuesday (22 January), the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov is expected to brief via video-teleconference. The meeting was originally planned for... Read more »

posted on THU 17 JAN 2019
Meeting on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

Tomorrow (18 January), the Security Council is scheduled to meet for a briefing and consultations on Libya. The Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salamé and Jürgen Schulz, the Deputy Permanent Representative of... Read more »

posted on WED 16 JAN 2019
Sudan Sanctions Committee Briefing

Tomorrow (17 January), Ambassador Joanna Wronecka (Poland), chair of the 1591 Sudan Sanctions Committee, is expected to provide the quarterly briefing to the Security Council on the work of the Committee. The briefing will be public, continuing Poland’s practice of... Read more »

posted on WED 16 JAN 2019
Myanmar: Briefing on Latest Developments

Security Council members will be briefed on latest developments in Myanmar in consultations later this morning. The briefers will be Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, and Assistant Secretary-General and Director of... Read more »

posted on TUE 15 JAN 2019
Yemen: Council to authorise UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement

Tomorrow morning (16 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution establishing the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA). After initial consultations among the P5, the UK shared the draft resolution with the full Council on... Read more »

posted on TUE 15 JAN 2019
Mali Briefing

Tomorrow (16 January), the Security Council will be briefed on the situation in Mali by Assistant Secretary-General for Africa Bintou Keita. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Mali, Kamissa Camara, is also expected to participate in the... Read more »

posted on THU 10 JAN 2019
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow (11 January), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative and head of the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic... Read more »

posted on TUE 8 JAN 2019
Yemen: Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow morning (9 January), the Security Council is expected to have a briefing, followed by consultations, on Yemen. Anticipated briefers are Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. General Patrick Cammaert, the chair of the Redeployment... Read more »

posted on WED 2 JAN 2019
Security Council Programme of Work for January 2019

The Dominican Republic is Security Council president this month. It is one of five new members beginning their two-year Council terms on 1 January, with Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, and South Africa. The Dominican Republic’s signature event for the month will... Read more »