Arria-formula Meetings

  • 26 November 2021

    Arria-formula Meeting: Accountability in Syria

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    On Monday (29 November), Security Council members will convene an in-person Arria-formula meeting on “Accountability in the Syrian Arab Republic”. The meeting is being co-hosted by Estonia, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States, jointly with non-Council members Belgium,...

  • Tomorrow (28 October), Security Council members will hold a closed Arria-formula meeting via videoconference (VTC) on “Addressing and Countering Hate Speech and Preventing Incitement to Discrimination, Hostility, and Violence on Social Media”. The meeting is being organised by Kenya and...

  • On Monday (18 October), an Arria-formula meeting on “Sea-Level Rise and Implications for International Peace and Security” will be held in person in the Trusteeship Council Chamber. The meeting is being organised by Viet Nam, Ireland, Niger, Saint Vincent and...

  • 15 October 2021

    Haiti: Arria-formula Meeting

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    This afternoon (15 October), Security Council members will hold a virtual Arria-formula meeting titled “Beyond the inconvenient truths about underdevelopment in Haiti: seeking pan-African solutions/pathways and supporting national dialogue and reconciliation”. The meeting is being organised by the “A3 plus...

  • Tomorrow (16 September), Security Council members will convene for a virtual Arria-formula meeting on “The threat to international peace and security posed by the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons”. The meeting is being organised by Mexico. The...

  • Tomorrow (11 August), Security Council members will hold a virtual Arria-formula meeting on “humanitarian action: overcoming challenges in situations of armed conflict and counter-terrorism operations”. The meeting is being organised by Kenya. The expected briefers are Raffi Gregorian, Deputy to...

  • 28 July 2021

    Myanmar: Arria-formula Meeting

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    Tomorrow (29 July), Security Council members will hold a virtual Arria-formula meeting on “Myanmar: Crisis, Conflict and COVID – where are we now?”. The meeting is being organised by the UK. The expected briefers are Susanna Hla Hla Soe, Minister...

  • Tomorrow afternoon (18 June), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting via videoconference (VTC) on the impact on the Sahel region of the departure of foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya. The meeting will be co-hosted by the “A3...

  • Tomorrow (16 June), Security Council members will hold a virtual Arria-formula meeting on “the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international efforts to prevent and counter terrorism and violent extremism”. The meeting is being organised by Tunisia in cooperation with...

  • 1 June 2021

    Arria-formula Meeting on Ukraine via VTC

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    Tomorrow morning (2 June), Russia will convene an Arria-formula meeting via videoconference (VTC) on the situation in Ukraine titled “The circumstances of Maidan and its after-effects in Donbas”. The expected briefers are Mykola Azarov, former Prime Minister of Ukraine; Oleg...

  • On Monday morning (17 May), there will be a virtual Arria-formula meeting entitled “The Impact of Emerging Technologies on International Peace and Security”. China is organising the meeting with Council members Kenya and Mexico, and in cooperation with Egypt, South...

  • Tomorrow (12 May) at 3 pm EST, members of the Security Council are expected to convene in person for an Arria-formula meeting entitled “Delivering Accountability through Innovation and Partnership: Harnessing Technology to deliver justice for war crimes, crimes against humanity...

  • Tomorrow (7 May), an Arria-formula meeting will be held via videoconference on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on violations against children in situations of armed conflict. It is being organised by Council members Estonia, France, Ireland, Kenya, Niger, Norway,...

  • The Arria-formula meeting format was conceived as the Security Council emerged from its stagnant Cold War period and members were open to wider information sources than government officials and the UN Secretariat on the many conflicts on its agenda.   

  • Tomorrow (16 April), Russia will organise an Arria-formula meeting entitled “Protection of Developing Nations Against Political Pressure: Upholding the Integrity of International Non-proliferation Regimes”. The meeting will be chaired by Russia’s Permanent Representative, Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia. At the time of...