posted on TUE 30 JUL 2019
Informal Interactive Dialogue on Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

On Wednesday, 31 July, Council members are scheduled to hold an informal interactive dialogue (IID) on the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, France, Germany, and South Africa requested this meeting.... Read more »

posted on MON 29 JUL 2019
Humanitarian Briefing on Syria

Tomorrow (30 July), the Council is expecting a briefing by the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, on the situation in Syria. The meeting is likely to focus particularly on the escalation of hostilities in north-western Syria. The UK has... Read more »

posted on FRI 26 JUL 2019
Libya: Briefing and Consultations on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

On Monday (29 July), the Security Council is scheduled to hold its bimonthly meeting on the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Libya sanctions. Special Representative and head of UNSMIL Ghassan Salamé is expected to brief via video teleconference... Read more »

posted on THU 25 JUL 2019
Afghanistan: Briefing with a Focus on Women, Peace and Security

Tomorrow morning (26 July), the Security Council is scheduled to have a meeting following a recent trip to Afghanistan by a high-level UN delegation with a focus on women, peace and security. The delegation, which was in Afghanistan from 20... Read more »

posted on TUE 23 JUL 2019
West Africa and the Sahel: Briefing and Consultations

On Wednesday afternoon (24 July), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual briefing on West Africa and the Sahel. Mohammad Ibn Chambas, Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), is expected to... Read more »

posted on MON 22 JUL 2019
Middle East (Israel/Palestine) Open Debate

On Tuesday (23 July), the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, will brief the Council. This substance of the debate will at least in part... Read more »

posted on FRI 19 JUL 2019
International Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime

Today (19 July), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on the linkages between international terrorism and transnational organised crime. Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Néstor Popolizio will be present for the vote, which follows an open debate... Read more »

posted on THU 18 JUL 2019
Colombia Meeting

Tomorrow (19 July), the Security Council will hold two meetings on the situation in Colombia. First, the Council will receive a briefing from Peru and the UK, which co-led an 11-14 July visiting mission to Colombia. (Click here for background on... Read more »

posted on WED 17 JUL 2019
Yemen Briefing and Consultations

On Thursday (18 July), Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths (via video-teleconference), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, and World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley are expected to brief the Security Council on Yemen. Consultations will follow the briefing.... Read more »

posted on WED 17 JUL 2019
Briefing on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: Strengthening Partnerships for Nationally-Owned Transitions

Tomorrow afternoon (18 July), the Security Council will have a briefing on “Strengthening partnerships for successful nationally-owned transitions”, under the agenda item Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace. Peru’s Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizio is expected to chair the session. Briefings are expected... Read more »

posted on TUE 16 JUL 2019
Youth, Peace and Security Briefing

Tomorrow afternoon (17 July), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on the implementation of the youth, peace and security agenda under the agenda item “maintenance of international peace and security.” The briefers are Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN... Read more »

posted on MON 15 JUL 2019
Briefing on Ukraine

Tomorrow morning (16 July), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing on Ukraine, at the request of Russia.  The anticipated briefers are Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo and OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Lamberto... Read more »

posted on SUN 14 JUL 2019
Dispatches from the Field: Visit to the Cauca Department

On Saturday (13 July), the Security Council delegation travelled to Cauca, Colombia’s department with the highest number of killings of former combatants and social leaders.  The municipality of Caldono in the Cauca Department hosts one of the 24 Territorial Areas for... Read more »

posted on SAT 13 JUL 2019
Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Bogotá

Friday (12 July) was packed with back-to-back meetings with interlocutors involved, in different ways, in the implementation of the peace agreement signed in 2016 between the government of Colombia and the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia–People’s Army (FARC-EP). The... Read more »

posted on FRI 12 JUL 2019
Iraq: Briefing on ISIL/Da’esh Accountability (UNITAD)

On Monday (15 July), the Security Council is scheduled to hear a briefing by Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, the Special Adviser and head of the UN Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh (UNITAD). This will be Khan’s second briefing to... Read more »