Insights: Programme of Work

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    Security Council Programme of Work for April

    Germany holds the Council presidency in April, as the March-April “joint presidencies” of France and Germany continue. In their press conference on 1 March, Ambassadors François Delattre (France) and Christoph Heusgen (Germany) outlined several priorities for March and April: to...

    posted on MON 1 APR 2019
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    Security Council Programme of Work for March*

    France holds the presidency in March. France and Germany, which will be Council president in April, have chosen to hold “joint presidencies” covering both months. The March programme has been adopted, while members have taken note of and welcomed the...

    posted on SUN 3 MAR 2019
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    Security Council “Plan of Action” for February 2019

    Equatorial Guinea is Council president this month. The “provisional programme of work” for the month was not adopted as planned today, due to disagreement over whether Kosovo should be on the programme. The frequency of reporting on the UN Mission...

    posted on FRI 1 FEB 2019
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    Security Council Programme of Work for January 2019

    The Dominican Republic is Security Council president this month. It is one of five new members beginning their two-year Council terms on 1 January, with Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, and South Africa. The Dominican Republic’s signature event for the month will...

    posted on WED 2 JAN 2019
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    Security Council Programme of Work for November

    China is the president of the Security Council in November. The programme of work was adopted earlier today. China will hold two open debates during its presidency: one on “Strengthening multilateralism and the role of the United Nations”, and a...

    posted on THU 1 NOV 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work for October

    Bolivia is the president of the Security Council in October. The programme of work was adopted earlier today. As its signature event, Bolivia intends to hold a meeting on the role of natural resources as a root cause of conflict,...

    posted on MON 1 OCT 2018
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    Security Council “Unofficial Calendar of Events” in September

    The US is the president of the Security Council in September. In a highly unusual development, Council members were unable to reach agreement on the provisional programme of work for the month, given disagreement over whether to include Nicaragua on...

    posted on TUE 4 SEP 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work in August

    The UK is the Security Council president in August. As a centrepiece of its presidency, the UK plans to hold an open debate on mediation and settlement of disputes late in the month. Secretary-General António Guterres; Justin Welby, the Archbishop...

    posted on WED 1 AUG 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work in July

    Sweden is the Security Council president this month. Sweden plans to hold a high-level open debate on children and armed conflict with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven chairing. Briefings are anticipated from Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia...

    posted on MON 2 JUL 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work for June

    Russia is the president of the Security Council in June. As its signature event, it plans to hold a debate late in the month that focuses on the roots of crisis in the Middle East and North Africa. The month...

    posted on FRI 1 JUN 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work for May

    Poland is the president of the Security Council in May. During its presidency there will be two open debates. The first one will focus on the Council’s role in upholding international law. It will be chaired by the President of...

    posted on THU 3 MAY 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work for April

    Peru is the president of the Security Council in April. Its presidency will feature a ministerial-level briefing on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, which will take place back to back and in cooperation with the President of the General Assembly’s high-level...

    posted on MON 2 APR 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work for March

    The Netherlands is the president of the Security Council in March. It has chosen as its centrepiece an open debate on “Collective Action to Improve UN Peacekeeping Operations”, which will take place late in the month and is expected to...

    posted on THU 1 MAR 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work for February

    Kuwait is the president of the Security Council in February. Its presidency will feature a ministerial-level briefing on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter during which Secretary-General António Guterres is expected to brief. Kuwait is also planning to...

    posted on THU 1 FEB 2018
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    Security Council Programme of Work for December

    Japan is the president of the Security Council this month. Japan is holding an open debate on addressing complex contemporary challenges to international peace and security. The Secretary-General is expected to brief during the debate. Issues related to the Middle...

    posted on FRI 1 DEC 2017