Protection of Civilians

  • Tomorrow (29 August), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the protection of humanitarian personnel. The resolution is a follow-up to the 19 August open briefing with Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, ICRC President Peter Maurer and Masood…

  • Tomorrow morning (19 August), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the protection of humanitarian workers in armed conflict to mark World Humanitarian Day, which honours the efforts of aid workers. World Humanitarian Day was designated by the General…

  • Day 1: Dinant, Leuven, Ypres The Security Council’s visiting mission to Europe and Africa began in Belgium yesterday (9 August) with activities in Belgium related to the centennial of the start of World War I in August 1914. The three…

  • August 2014

    Protection of Civilians

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In August, the Council expects to hold a briefing on the protection of humanitarian workers in armed conflict. UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, ICRC President Peter Maurer and possibly an NGO are expected to brief. In the event that Eliasson is unavailable, it seems that Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos may brief. A resolution or other outcome is a possibility.  

  • Tomorrow (11 June), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on new trends in peacekeeping, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expected to brief. At press time, the prospects for issuing an outcome were expected to be determined on…

  • Tomorrow afternoon (30 May) Chile and Australia are cohosting an Arria-formula meeting on the challenges of protecting internally displaced persons (IDPs) and what role the Security Council can play in this respect….

  • 11 FEBRUARY 2014

    Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow morning (12 February), the Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. Lithuania, as President of the Council for the month, circulated a concept note to Council members on 3 February (S/2014/74)…

  • February 2014

    Protection of Civilians

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    The Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The debate will focus on implementing the protection aspects of UN peacekeeping mandates. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos, High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet and a high-level ICRC official are the expected briefers. A presidential statement is the likely outcome.

  • 20 DECEMBER 2013

    Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

    CROSS-CUTTING REPORT

    This is Security Council Report’s sixth Cross-Cutting Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, continuing a series that began with the publication of our first report on the subject in 2008. The present report covers relevant developments at the thematic level since our May 2012 Cross-Cutting Report and analyses Council action in country-specific situations relating to the protection of civilians, with a special focus on Sudan.

  • 12 DECEMBER 2013

    Arria Formula Meeting on Protecting Journalists

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow (13 December) Security Council members will hold an Arria formula meeting on the protection of journalists that will be co-chaired by Ambassador Gérard Araud (France) and Ambassador Gert Rosenthal (Guatemala). Arria formula meetings are informal gatherings which enable Council…

  • 16 AUGUST 2013

    Protection of Civilians Open Debate

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    On Monday (19 August) the Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The briefers are expected to be the Secretary-General, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos and the High Commissioner for Human…

  • August 2013

    Protection of Civilians

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In August, the Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The Secretary-General, High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay (by video-conference) and the International Committee of the Red Cross Director for International Law and Cooperation, Philip Spoerri, will brief the Council. The meeting will be chaired by Susana Ruiz Cerutti, the legal adviser to the foreign ministry of Argentina and member of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC).

  • 16 JULY 2013

    Open Debate on Protection of Journalists

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow morning (17 July) the Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the protection of journalists under the agenda item, Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict. UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson is expected to brief the Council on…

  • July 2013

    Protection of Journalists

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In July, the Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the protection of journalists featuring briefings by representatives of the media. At press time, a concept note was expected to be circulated shortly, but it was unclear whether there would be an outcome. This will be the first time the Council considers this issue in a separate meeting since the adoption of resolution 1738 on the protection of journalists on 23 December 2006. 

  • 11 FEBRUARY 2013

    Protection of Civilians Open Debate

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow, Tuesday 12 February, the Security Council will hold an open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict. Briefings are expected by the Secretary-General, High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC)…