posted on TUE 10 MAR 2020
Countering Terrorism and Extremism in Africa: Debate and Presidential Statement

Tomorrow (11 March), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a debate entitled “Countering terrorism and extremism in Africa” under the agenda item “Peace and security in Africa”, one of China’s signature events as president of the Council this month.... Read more »

posted on TUE 10 MAR 2020
Afghanistan: Resolution on the Peace Process

Today (10 March) the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution welcoming the progress towards a political settlement of the war in Afghanistan facilitated by the 29 February “Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan” signed by the US and... Read more »

posted on THU 5 MAR 2020
Crimea: Arria-formula Meeting

Tomorrow morning (6 March), there will be an open Arria-formula meeting on Crimea, hosted by Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, the UK, and the US in partnership with Ukraine. The focus of the meeting, which will take place at the Trusteeship... Read more »

posted on WED 4 MAR 2020
Guinea-Bissau: Consultations on the deteriorating post-electoral situation

Today (4 March), Security Council members are going to discuss the deteriorating situation in Guinea-Bissau in consultations under “any other business” with Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau Rosine Sori-Coulibaly. Niger requested the session,... Read more »

posted on MON 2 MAR 2020
Security Council Programme of Work for March

China has the presidency of the Security Council in March. It has chosen to hold three discretionary events this month. The first will be a debate in early March on “Countering terrorism and extremism in Africa” featuring briefings by Chef... Read more »

posted on FRI 28 FEB 2020
Syria: Briefing on Idlib

This afternoon (28 February), the Security Council is planning to hold an emergency meeting on the situation in Idlib. It seems that an official from the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, most likely Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo, will provide... Read more »

posted on THU 27 FEB 2020
Guinea-Bissau: UN Mission Mandate Renewal

On Friday (28 February), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution that extends the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) until 31 December. At the end of this year UNIOGBIS is thus likely to... Read more »

posted on WED 26 FEB 2020
Syria Humanitarian Briefing

Tomorrow (27 February) Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller is expected to brief the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Henrietta Fore, the Executive Director of UNICEF, is also expected to brief. While the discussion is expected... Read more »

posted on WED 26 FEB 2020
Libya: Consultations on the Follow-Up to the Berlin Conference

This afternoon (26 February), Security Council members are scheduled to meet in consultations on Libya. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Special Representative and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salamé are expected to brief.... Read more »

posted on TUE 25 FEB 2020
Briefing on nonproliferation: “Supporting the Non-proliferation Treaty ahead of the 2020 Review Conference”

Tomorrow afternoon (26 February), the Security Council will hold a briefing on non-proliferation with a specific focus on supporting the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ahead of the 2020 review conference. Briefings are expected from High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu... Read more »

posted on TUE 25 FEB 2020
Burundi Informal Interactive Dialogue

Tomorrow (26 February) Security Council members will hold an informal interactive dialogue (IID) to discuss the situation in Burundi. Assistant Secretary-General for Africa Bintou Keita will brief. Burundi has been invited to participate; it is not yet clear whether this... Read more »

posted on TUE 25 FEB 2020
Yemen: Council Vote on Sanctions Regime*

This morning the Council may vote on two different resolutions that renew the Yemen sanctions regime. Both would extend Yemen financial and travel ban sanctions until 26 February 2021, and the mandate of the Yemen Panel of Experts until 28... Read more »

posted on THU 20 FEB 2020
Arria-formula Meeting on Reprisals against Women Human Rights Defenders and Women Peacebuilders

Tomorrow morning (21 February), Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, Germany and the UK are co-hosting an Arria-formula meeting entitled “Reprisals against women human rights defenders and women peacebuilders who engage with the Security Council and its subsidiary bodies”. The meeting... Read more »

posted on WED 19 FEB 2020
UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow (20 February), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH), a special political mission (SPM) established after the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) closed... Read more »

posted on WED 19 FEB 2020
Central African Republic Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow (20 February), the Security Council will meet for a briefing and consultations on the latest Secretary-General’s report on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Special Representative for the Central African Republic (CAR) and... Read more »