Ukraine

  • Tomorrow morning (8 August), at the request of Lithuania, the Security Council will have a briefing on the human rights situation in Ukraine. The Council will be briefed by Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović via video teleconference and…

  • Over the past 60 years, nearly 20 civilian planes have been shot down in various places around the globe. Some downings occurred when a plane strayed off its route into the territory of a state that perceived the aircraft as…
  • The Draft Resolution This afternoon (21 July), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution condemning the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Netherlands Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans are both expected…

  • This morning the Council will meet in its chamber to be briefed by Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, following yesterday’s Malaysia Airlines jet crash in the eastern Ukraine amidst continued fighting in south-east Ukraine. The UK, supported by Lithuania,…

  • Tomorrow morning (24 June), the Security Council will be briefed in consultations by Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović via video-teleconference and Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Taye-Brook Zerihoun. On 17 June, Ukraine wrote to the President of the…

  • This afternoon (16 June) at 3:00 pm the Council expects to hold consultations on Ukraine. Under Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos will brief the Council (via VTC) on the humanitarian situation in the country. This will mark the…

  • 28 MAY 2014

    Briefing on Ukraine Elections

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    This afternoon, the Security Council will hold a public meeting on the situation in Ukraine, at the request of the UK. Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, will brief the Council on the latest developments in Ukraine, particularly on the…

  • Tomorrow (21 May), Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović is expected to brief Council members in consultations on the human rights situation in Ukraine. Šimonović, who was in Ukraine from 14-19 May, is expected to share his observations of…

  • The Security Council will hold a public meeting today at the request of Russia to be briefed by Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on recent developments in Ukraine. Feltman last briefed the Council on Ukraine on Tuesday, 29…

  • This afternoon (29 April), following a request by the UK, the Council will hold a public meeting on Ukraine. Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will brief on recent developments with Ukrainian Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev expected to participate under…

  • This afternoon, the Council will hold a public meeting on the situation in Ukraine at the request of Lithuania. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović will brief on the human rights situation. Council members are likely to be interested…

  • April 2014

    Ukraine

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In April, the Council may consider the situation in Ukraine depending on developments on the ground, both within Ukraine–where the interim government is faced with secessionist threats from pro-Russia elements in the east and southeast and confronted with the de facto annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia–and along the border with Russia in light of military deployments and exercises by Moscow in the area. 

  • 27 MARCH 2014

    Briefing by the Secretary-General on Ukraine

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow (28 March), Security Council members will hold closed consultations on the situation in Ukraine, with a briefing by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Secretary-General travelled to Moscow and Kiev, on 19 March, three days after Crimea and Sevastopol held a…

  • This afternoon the Security Council will hold a public meeting on Ukraine at the request of France. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, as well as Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović, who has just returned from Ukraine, will brief. Ambassador…

  • 14 MARCH 2014

    Vote on a Draft Resolution on Ukraine

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    The Draft Resolution Tomorrow morning (Saturday, 15 March), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution on the situation in Ukraine. The US circulated a draft text to Council members yesterday morning (13 March) and US Ambassador…