posted on MON 13 JUL 2020
Yemen: Mandate renewal of UNMHA and Council VTC on the FSO Safer oil tanker

Tomorrow (14 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) for one year until 15 July 2021.  The adoption will take place during the first... Read more »

posted on MON 13 JUL 2020
Colombia Briefing

Tomorrow morning (14 July), the Security Council will hold its quarterly meeting on Colombia. Special Representative and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia Carlos Ruiz Massieu is expected to brief on recent developments and the Secretary-General’s latest 90-day... Read more »

posted on MON 13 JUL 2020
Security Council to Adopt its Annual Report to the General Assembly

Tomorrow morning (14 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt its annual report to the General Assembly covering 1 January-31 December 2019. The adoption will take place during the first Council in-person meeting since mid-March, when extraordinary and provisional... Read more »

posted on SAT 11 JUL 2020
Syria: Vote on Fifth Draft Resolution on Cross-Border Humanitarian Access*

Today (11 July), the Security Council will again vote on a draft resolution circulated by the humanitarian co-penholders (Germany and Belgium) authorising cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria. The announcement of the results on the draft resolution, which will... Read more »

posted on FRI 10 JUL 2020
Syria: Vote on Third Draft Resolution on Cross-Border Humanitarian Access

Today (10 July) the Security Council will announce the results of a vote on a draft resolution authorising cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria. The draft resolution in blue, which was circulated yesterday at 1300 hours by the humanitarian... Read more »

posted on WED 8 JUL 2020
Council Meeting on West Africa and the Sahel

Tomorrow (9 July), Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on West Africa and the Sahel. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS),... Read more »

posted on WED 8 JUL 2020
Syria: Vote on Second Draft Resolution on Cross-Border Humanitarian Access

This evening (8 July) the Security Council will announce the results of a vote on a draft resolution authorising cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria. The draft resolution in blue, which was circulated yesterday by the Russian Federation, is... Read more »

posted on TUE 7 JUL 2020
Syria: Vote on Cross Border Humanitarian Access Draft Resolution

This afternoon (7 July) the Security Council will announce the results of a vote on a draft resolution authorising cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access in Syria. Under an agreement reached on 27 March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic Council members... Read more »

posted on MON 6 JUL 2020
Open VTC on Peace Operations and Human Rights

Tomorrow morning (7 July) the Security Council will hold an open VTC under the agenda item “United Nations peacekeeping operations” on the topic of peace operations and human rights. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Federal Minister of Defence, will chair the meeting.... Read more »

posted on WED 1 JUL 2020
Security Council Programme of Work for July

Germany is the Security Council president in July. Briefing the press today, Ambassador Christoph Heusgen emphasised that a comprehensive approach to peace and security and the defence of the rules-based international order would be guiding themes (“the leitmotif”) of Germany’s... Read more »

posted on TUE 30 JUN 2020
Security Council Resolution on COVID-19*

Tomorrow (1 July) the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution supporting the Secretary-General’s appeal for a global ceasefire to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The draft resolution expresses “grave concern about the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across... Read more »

posted on MON 29 JUN 2020
Iran Nuclear Agreement: Briefing on the Implementation of Resolution 2231

Tomorrow (30 June), the Security Council will hold an open VTC on the implementation of resolution 2231, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo will present... Read more »

posted on MON 29 JUN 2020
Meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and Regional Relations

Today (29 June) Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) under the agenda item “Peace and security in Africa” to discuss an ongoing disagreement involving Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The meeting... Read more »

posted on SAT 27 JUN 2020
Syria: Humanitarian Briefing via VTC

On Monday (29 June), Security Council members will convene an open videoconferencing (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is scheduled to brief. Susannah Sirkin, a civil... Read more »

posted on FRI 26 JUN 2020
Mali: MINUSMA Mandate Renewal

On Monday (29 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2021. As penholder on Mali, France circulated a first draft of... Read more »