posted on MON 10 FEB 2020
Security Council to Meet to Discuss US Middle East Peace Plan

Tomorrow (11 February) the Security Council will hold a briefing on the agenda item “the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”. This is not the scheduled monthly meeting on the topic; rather, this meeting was requested by... Read more »

posted on MON 3 FEB 2020
Briefing on Myanmar following the ICJ Order Indicating Provisional Measures

Tomorrow (4 February), the Security Council is expected to meet in consultations for a briefing on Myanmar from Mohamed Khaled Khiari, Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. It seems that there was interest in also having... Read more »

posted on MON 3 FEB 2020
Security Council Programme of Work for February

Belgium holds the presidency of the Security Council for February. It has decided to convene an open debate on “Peacebuilding and sustaining peace: Transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict situations” as one of the signature events of its presidency. High... Read more »

posted on FRI 31 JAN 2020
Central African Republic Sanctions Regime Mandate Renewal

Today (31 January), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the Central African Republic (CAR) sanctions regime until 31 July 2020 and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the CAR Sanctions Committee until 31 August... Read more »

posted on WED 29 JAN 2020
Briefing on Cooperation between the UN and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Tomorrow (30 January), the Security Council will hold a briefing on cooperation between the UN and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This will be the first Council meeting focused on cooperation with ASEAN. Secretary-General António Guterres and ASEAN... Read more »

posted on WED 29 JAN 2020
UNFICYP Mandate Renewal

Tomorrow morning (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. The UK, the penholder, circulated the draft resolution to Council members... Read more »

posted on TUE 28 JAN 2020
Libya: Briefing and Consultations on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

Tomorrow (29 January), the Security Council is expected to hold the bimonthly briefing and consultations on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Libya sanctions. Special Representative and head of UNSMIL Ghassan Salamé is expected to brief via... Read more »

posted on MON 20 JAN 2020
Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Open Debate

Tomorrow (21 January) the Security Council is expected to hold its quarterly open debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, and Ursula Mueller, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian... Read more »

posted on MON 20 JAN 2020
Arria-formula Meeting on Syria Chemical Weapons

Today (20 January), Russia will hold an open Arria-formula meeting titled “Implementation of Security Council Resolution 2118: OPCW Fact Finding Mission (FFM) Report on Douma”. It is rare for Russia to organise an Arria-formula meeting. Since the start of the... Read more »

posted on TUE 14 JAN 2020
Mali: Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow morning (15 January), the Security Council will have a briefing, followed by consultations, on Mali. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre LaCroix will present the Secretary-General’s quarterly report on Mali and the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)... Read more »

posted on MON 13 JAN 2020
Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Role of the Region in the Stabilisation of eastern DRC

Tomorrow (14 January), the Security Council is expected to hold an informal interactive dialogue to explore and discuss the broader Great Lakes region and its role in contributing to security in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The meeting... Read more »

posted on SUN 12 JAN 2020
Colombia: Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow morning (13 January) the Security Council will receive a briefing on Colombia from Special Representative of the Secretary-General Carlos Ruiz Massieu on the Secretary-General’s latest 90-day report on the UN Verification Mission in Colombia and the most recent developments.... Read more »

posted on FRI 10 JAN 2020
Yemen: UNMHA Mandate Renewal

On Monday (13 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) for six months until 15 July 2020. The draft resolution, which is in blue,... Read more »

posted on FRI 10 JAN 2020
Syria: Vote on Competing Humanitarian Draft Resolutions*

This afternoon (10 January) the Security Council will vote on two draft resolutions authorising cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria: the first produced by Belgium and Germany (the humanitarian co-penholders) and the second by Russia. There has also been... Read more »

posted on WED 8 JAN 2020
Security Council Ministerial Open Debate on the UN Charter

Tomorrow (9 January), the Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on the topic of “Maintenance of international peace and security: upholding the UN Charter”. Viet Nam, Council president this month, is organising the open debate ahead of the 75th... Read more »