Insights: Programme of Work

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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
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    Security Council Programme of Work for November

    Italy is the president of the Security Council this month. It is planning to hold a ministerial-level briefing presided over by its Foreign Minister, Angelino Alfano, on the root causes of the security challenges in the Mediterranean. The Secretary-General is...

    posted on WED 1 NOV 2017
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    The Security Council’s July Programme of Work

    China is the president of the Council this month. There will be two open debates in July. One will focus on the theme of “Enhancing African capacities in the areas of peace and security” and will be held under the...

    posted on MON 3 JUL 2017
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    The Security Council’s June Programme of Work

    Bolivia is the president of the Council this month. Tomorrow the Council is expected to adopt a draft resolution on the DPRK, which will include new targeted sanctions listings. The June programme of work includes two briefings under the agenda...

    posted on THU 1 JUN 2017
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    The Security Council’s Programme of Work for March

    During its presidency in March, the UK is planning to focus on conflict prevention in Africa. Tomorrow Council members start a 5-day visiting mission to the Lake Chad Basin region with stops in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. The mission...

    posted on WED 1 MAR 2017