Insights: Security Council Working Methods

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    Security Council Programme of Work for August

    Indonesia is the president of the Security Council in August. The Security Council is expected to continue to work remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions, as reflected in the programme of work. It could decide to hold some meetings on UN...

    posted on MON 3 AUG 2020
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    Security Council to Adopt its Annual Report to the General Assembly

    Tomorrow morning (14 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt its annual report to the General Assembly covering 1 January-31 December 2019. The adoption will take place during the first Council in-person meeting since mid-March, when extraordinary and provisional...

    posted on MON 13 JUL 2020
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    Security Council Programme of Work for July

    Germany is the Security Council president in July. Briefing the press today, Ambassador Christoph Heusgen emphasised that a comprehensive approach to peace and security and the defence of the rules-based international order would be guiding themes (“the leitmotif”) of Germany’s...

    posted on WED 1 JUL 2020
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    Security Council Programme of Work for June

    France holds the presidency of the Security Council in June. In light of the UN Headquarters’ anticipated partial closure extending to the end of June, the Council is expected to continue using the provisional measures agreed on at the end of March, as adapted in April...

    posted on MON 1 JUN 2020
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    Security Council Programme of Work for May

    In May, Estonia has the presidency of the Security Council. In light of the Secretariat’s anticipated closure extending through May, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council is expected to continue using the provisional measures agreed on at the end...

    posted on FRI 1 MAY 2020
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    “Informal Plan of VTC of the Security Council” for April 2020

    The Dominican Republic is president of the Security Council in April. Earlier today, Council members agreed an “Informal Plan of VTC” for the month. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the Council’s working methods, members will continue to hold...

    posted on WED 1 APR 2020
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    “Technical Rollovers” of Security Council mandates

    In the upcoming period, several Security Council mandates will expire. These include the mandates of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia and of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, expiring on 31 March and...

    posted on THU 26 MAR 2020
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    Security Council to Adopt Annual Report

    Tomorrow (Tuesday, 20 August) the Security Council is set to adopt the introduction to its annual report to the General Assembly covering 1 January-31 December 2018. Its drafter, the UK, is expected to present the introduction to the members. The...

    posted on MON 19 AUG 2019
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    Security Council Retreat with the Secretary-General

    The Security Council will hold its annual retreat with the Secretary-General starting this evening (2 May) and continuing throughout the day tomorrow (3 May) at the Greentree Estate on Long Island. The Secretary-General and senior UN Secretariat staff will meet...

    posted on THU 2 MAY 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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    Hitting the Ground Running: The 2018 Finnish Workshop for Incoming Council Members

    The 16th annual workshop for incoming members of the UN Security Council will be held on 29 – 30 November, commencing this evening (29 November) in Long Island, New York. The workshop is convened by the government of Finland in...

    posted on THU 29 NOV 2018
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    Informal Working Group on Documentation and other Procedural Questions Meeting

    This afternoon (Thursday, 21 June), the Informal Working Group on Documentation and other Procedural Questions (IWG) will hold its second formal meeting since Kuwait took over the chairmanship of the IWG in January. Assuming the chairmanship soon after the Security...

    posted on THU 21 JUN 2018
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    Purposes and Principles of the UN Charter: Briefing

    Tomorrow (21 February), there will be a ministerial-level briefing on the “purposes and principles of the UN Charter in the maintenance of international peace and security”. Secretary-General António Guterres and former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are expected to brief. Kuwaiti Deputy...

    posted on TUE 20 FEB 2018
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    Finnish Workshop for Incoming Members of the UN Security Council

    The 14th annual workshop for incoming members of the UN Security Council will be held on 3-4 November, commencing this evening (3 November) in Long Island, New York. The workshop is convened by the government of Finland in cooperation with...

    posted on THU 3 NOV 2016