posted on FRI 13 DEC 2019
West Africa and the Sahel: Briefing on Intercommunal Violence and Terrorism

On Monday (16 December), the Security Council will hold a briefing on intercommunal violence and terrorism in West Africa. Briefings are expected by Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Mohamed Ibn... Read more »

posted on WED 11 DEC 2019
Peace and Security in Africa: Adoption of a Presidential Statement

Tomorrow (12 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a presidential statement on youth, peace and security. The adoption follows a 2 October debate under the agenda item “Peace and Security in Africa” (S/PV.8629). Entitled “Mobilising the Youth towards... Read more »

posted on WED 11 DEC 2019
Yemen Consultations

Tomorrow (12 December), Security Council members are expected to hear a briefing in consultations from Special Envoy Martin Griffiths (via VTC).  Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and General Abhijit Guha, the head of the UN Mission to support the... Read more »

posted on WED 11 DEC 2019
Non-Proliferation (DPRK) Briefing

This afternoon (11 December), the Security Council will hold an open briefing on non-proliferation focused on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The US, also the president of the Council this month, requested the meeting citing recent ballistic missile... Read more »

posted on SUN 8 DEC 2019
Arria-formula Meeting on the “Protection of the Environment during Armed Conflict”

On Monday (9 December), there will be an open Arria-formula meeting on the “Protection of the Environment during Armed Conflict” from 3-6 pm in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at UN headquarters, hosted by Estonia, Germany, Kuwait and Peru. Panelists are... Read more »

posted on THU 5 DEC 2019
Democratic Republic of the Congo Discussion under “Any Other Business”

Tomorrow (6 December), Security Council members are expected to hold a meeting under “any other business” at the request of the UN Secretariat to discuss the recent insecurity in eastern DRC. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to... Read more »

posted on TUE 3 DEC 2019
Somalia Anti-Piracy Resolution

Tomorrow (4 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the authorisation for Somalia anti-piracy measures, which expire on 6 December. As penholder, the US drafted the resolution, which renews the measures with no major changes. The... Read more »

posted on MON 2 DEC 2019
Security Council Programme of Work for December

The US has the presidency in December. The programme of work focuses largely on regular briefings and mandate renewals and is compressed due to a desire to conclude business by 20 December. Several mandate renewals are anticipated this month on... Read more »

posted on TUE 26 NOV 2019
Informal Interactive Dialogue on UNOWAS Strategic Review

On 27 November, Security Council members will hold an informal interactive dialogue to discuss the independent strategic review of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS). The briefers are Abdoulaye Bathily, who led the review and is... Read more »

posted on MON 25 NOV 2019
Arria-Formula Meeting on Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups

Tomorrow (26 November), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on how to better support children once they have been separated from armed forces and armed groups. In this regard, the meeting will focus on how bridging the “humanitarian-development-peace”... Read more »

posted on MON 25 NOV 2019
ISIL/Da’esh Accountability: Briefing and Consultations on UNITAD

Tomorrow (26 November), 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), followed by consultations. This will be Khan’s third... Read more »

posted on THU 21 NOV 2019
Syria Political Briefing

Tomorrow (22 November), Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen will brief on the political track in Syria. Sabah al-Hallak, a Syrian women’s rights activist, is also expected to brief. Members are expected to make statements following the briefings. Consultations are currently... Read more »

posted on THU 21 NOV 2019
Cyprus Consultations

This afternoon (21 November) the Security Council will hold consultations on Cyprus. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo is scheduled to brief on the latest developments and the Secretary-General’s most recent report on his good offices, published on... Read more »

posted on TUE 19 NOV 2019
Briefing on the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force

On 20 November, the Security Council will hold a briefing on the Joint Force of the Group of Five for the Sahel (FC-G5S), which Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger (G5 Sahel) established in 2017 to combat terrorist and criminal... Read more »

posted on MON 18 NOV 2019
Reconciliation Open Debate

On Tuesday (19 November), the Security Council is expected to hold an open debate on: “Peacebuilding and sustaining peace: the role of reconciliation in the maintenance of international peace and security”. Lord Ahmad, the UK Minister of State for the... Read more »