posted on THU 19 SEP 2019
ISIL/Da’esh Accountability: Council to Renew UNITAD

Tomorrow (20 September), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD), which expires on 21 September. UNITAD Draft Resolution The penholder on... Read more »

posted on WED 18 SEP 2019
Syria: Draft Resolutions and Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation*

Tomorrow morning (19 September), Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller is expected to brief Council members during the monthly meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria. Members are expected to make statements following the briefing. After the meeting, the... Read more »

posted on TUE 17 SEP 2019
UN Mission in South Sudan: Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow (18 September), Special Representative for South Sudan and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) David Shearer is expected to brief the Security Council on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on the situation in South Sudan (S/2019/722)  and the... Read more »

posted on MON 16 SEP 2019
Afghanistan: Council to Vote on UNAMA Mandate

Today (16 September), the Security Council is scheduled to renew the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The negotiations were difficult, and there are currently two drafts in blue that would both renew the mandate for... Read more »

posted on FRI 13 SEP 2019
Yemen: Briefing and Consultations

On Monday (16 September), the Security Council will hear briefings on Yemen from Special Envoy Martin Griffiths (via video-teleconference) and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock. Consultations are scheduled to follow the public session. Fighting last month between the Yemeni... Read more »

posted on WED 11 SEP 2019
UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) Presidential Statement

Tomorrow (12 September), the Security Council is set to adopt a presidential statement on the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) that expresses support for the work of UNOCA and notes the recommendations of the recent strategic review regarding... Read more »

posted on WED 11 SEP 2019
Colombia: Mission Mandate Renewal

On Thursday (12 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia until 25 September 2020. The draft, which was prepared by the UK, was put under silence over... Read more »

posted on WED 11 SEP 2019
Council to Renew UNSMIL Mandate

Tomorrow morning (12 September), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), which is set to expire on 15 September. The situation in Libya Libya’s capital, Tripoli,... Read more »

posted on MON 9 SEP 2019
Guinea-Bissau: Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow (10 September), the Security Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on Guinea-Bissau. Assistant Secretary-General for Africa Bintou Keita and the chair of the Peacebuilding Commission’s Guinea-Bissau configuration, Ambassador Mauro Vieira (Brazil), are expected to brief. The session... Read more »

posted on TUE 3 SEP 2019
Security Council Programme of Work for September

Russia is the president of the Security Council this month. Its presidency will feature a ministerial-level debate late in the month on the cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organisations, with a focus on the role of the... Read more »

posted on THU 29 AUG 2019
Briefing on the Work of the 1718 Sanctions Committee

This afternoon (29 August), the chair of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Christoph Heusgen (Germany), will brief Council members in consultations on the work of the committee during the past three months. The meeting... Read more »

posted on WED 28 AUG 2019
Presidential Statement on Yemen

On Thursday morning (29 August), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on recent developments in southern Yemen and efforts to resume comprehensive political negotiations and implement the Stockholm Agreement, among other issues. During the Council’s closed... Read more »

posted on WED 28 AUG 2019
UN Interim Force in Lebanon Mandate Renewal

Tomorrow (29 August) the Security Council will vote on a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for another year ahead of its 31 August expiry. Leading up to tomorrow’s vote, Council members held two... Read more »

posted on WED 28 AUG 2019
Syria: Humanitarian and Political Briefing

Tomorrow (29 August), the Council will receive briefings on the humanitarian situation in Syria from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and on the political process from Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen. The meeting is expected to focus... Read more »

posted on WED 28 AUG 2019
Mali Sanctions Regime Renewal

Tomorrow (29 August), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the sanctions regime on Mali and the mandate of the Panel of Experts. The sanctions measures (travel ban and asset freeze) target individuals and entities engaged in... Read more »