Afghanistan

  • October 2012

    1988 Sanctions Committee Report

    Monthly Forecast

    On 4 September the chair of the 1988 Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Peter Wittig (Germany), circulated the first report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team (S/2012/683), as well as the accompanying Committee position paper (S/2012/684) on the recommendations proposed by the Monitoring Team. 

  • October 2012

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    In early October the Council will consider extending for an additional year the ISAF authorisation in Afghanistan ahead of its expiry on 13 October.

  • 19 September 2012

    Afghanistan Debate

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow afternoon (20 September), the Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Jan Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNAMA, is expected to brief. At press time,...

  • September 2012

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in September. Jan Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNAMA, is expected to brief.

  • Tomorrow morning (27 June) the Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly debate on the situation in Afghanistan. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, is set to brief. It also appears that there is interest in having Stephen Evans, NATO’s...

  • June 2012

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Council expects to receive a briefing and hold a debate on developments and the Secretary-General's most recent quarterly report on Afghanistan. No outcome is anticipated.

  • Tomorrow (17 May), the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, is set to brief the Council in consultations on her recent trip to Afghanistan. It is likely that Jan Kubis, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and...

  • 20 March 2012

    Debate on Afghanistan

    What's in Blue

    The Council is scheduled to hold a debate on the situation in Afghanistan this morning (20 March), which is likely to include discussion on the Secretary-General’s recent report (S/2012/133). Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for UNAMA, is...

  • March 2012

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Council is expected to extend the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for a further 12 months ahead of its expiration on 23 March. Ján Kubiš, the new head of the mission, is expected to brief on the Secretary-General's quarterly report on the mission (due in early March) at a debate in the Council.

  • 27 January 2012

    Consultations on Taliban Sanctions Committee

    What's in Blue

    On Monday (30 January), Council members will hold closed consultations on the 1988 (a.k.a. Taliban) Sanctions Committee, established by resolution 1988 on 17 June 2011. Ambassador Peter Wittig (Germany), the chair of the Committee, is set to brief Council members...

  • 16 December 2011

    Debate on UN Mission in Afghanistan

    What's in Blue

    On Monday (19 December), the Council will hold a debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). It seems that the debate will focus on the key points of the Secretary-General’s 13 December quarterly report on UNAMA, as well...

  • Council members at expert level are scheduled to meet late this afternoon to begin negotiations on a draft presidential statement welcoming and reaffirming the conclusions of the 5 December Bonn Conference on Afghanistan. Germany, the lead country on Afghanistan in...

  • December 2011

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to receive a briefing from Staffan de Mistura, the Head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), on the Secretary-General's quarterly report on UNAMA and hold a debate on Afghanistan. No outcome is anticipated.

  • 11 October 2011

    Afghanistan ISAF Resolution in Blue

    What's in Blue

    A draft resolution extending the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) was put in blue this afternoon (11 October) and is scheduled for adoption tomorrow morning. Council members met several times over the last week to negotiate the text...

  • September 2011

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    In September the Council is expected to hold an open debate on Afghanistan and receive a briefing from the head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Special Representative Staffan de Mistura. The Secretary-General's quarterly report is also expected in September. No Council decisions are expected.