Conflict Prevention and Mediation

  • Tomorrow (13 January), Norway will convene a one-day Council president’s retreat in Manhasset, New York, on preventive diplomacy and mediation. Held under the Chatham House rule, the retreat aims to provide an informal platform for Council members to discuss how...

  • 15 November 2021

    Preventive Diplomacy: Open Debate*

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    Tomorrow (16 November), the Security Council will hold an open debate on “Peace and security through preventive diplomacy: A common objective to all UN principal organs”, under the agenda item “Maintenance of international peace and security”. The expected briefers are...

  • Tomorrow (9 November), the Security Council will hold a high-level open debate on “Exclusion, inequality and conflict” under the agenda item “Maintenance of international peace and security”. One of the signature events of Mexico’s presidency, the meeting will be chaired...

  • In November, the Security Council will hold a high-level open debate on “Maintaining international peace and security: exclusion, inequality and conflict”. One of the signature events of Mexico’s presidency

  • November 2021

    Preventive Diplomacy

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    In November, the Security Council is expected to hold an open debate on “Peace and security through preventive diplomacy: a common objective to all UN principal organs”. This is one of the signature events of Mexico’s November presidency. Briefings are expected from Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly; Collen Vixen Kelapile, President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); Joan E. Donoghue, President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ); and Secretary-General António Guterres. A presidential statement is a possible outcome.

  • On Tuesday (7 September), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the maintenance of international peace and security with The Elders, a non-governmental organisation of independent global leaders founded in 2007 by Nelson Mandela that strives to promote peace...

  • On Monday (19 April), as one of the signature events of its presidency, Viet Nam will convene a high-level open debate via videoconference on: “Enhancing Cooperation between the United Nations and Regional and Subregional Organizations in Enhancing Confidence-building and Dialogue...

  • 8 October 2020

    Arria-formula Meeting on Mediation

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    Tomorrow (9 October), there will be a virtual Arria-formula meeting on mediation. Council members Belgium, Germany, Viet Nam and non-Council member Switzerland are jointly hosting the meeting. Council members, other UN member states, representatives of the Group of Friends of...

  • In October, the Security Council is expected to hold a debate focusing on a comprehensive review of the situation in the Persian Gulf region under the agenda item “maintenance of international peace and security”. This is a signature event of the Russian presidency, building on a concept for the region that Russia proposed in 2019. 

  • Tomorrow (22 May) there will be an Arria-formula meeting on: “Cyber Stability, Conflict Prevention and Capacity Building”, organised by Estonia in cooperation with Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Kenya. Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas will deliver opening remarks and...

  • November 2019

    Reconciliation

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Council is expected to hold an open debate on reconciliation. At press time, no formal outcome was anticipated.

  • October 2019

    Conflict Prevention

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, South Africa is planning to convene a debate on “Peace and security in Africa: the centrality of preventative diplomacy, conflict prevention and resolution.” A Council product, such as a presidential statement, is a possible outcome of the meeting.

  • 11 June 2019

    Conflict Prevention and Mediation Briefing

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    Tomorrow (12 June) the Security Council will hold a briefing on “Conflict prevention and mediation”. Secretary-General António Guterres and Mary Robinson, the chair of The Elders, a diverse and independent group of global leaders working to promote peace and human...

  • June 2019

    Conflict Prevention and Mediation

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Security Council will hold a briefing on the “Maintenance of international peace and security: Conflict prevention and mediation”. Secretary-General António Guterres and Mary Robinson, the chair of the Elders, a diverse and independent group of global leaders working to promote peace and human rights, are expected to brief. Ban Ki-moon, a current deputy chair of the Elders, is likely to brief as well. Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah is expected to preside. No formal outcome in anticipated from the meeting.

  • On Monday (10 September), the Security Council is scheduled to have a briefing under the agenda item “Maintenance of International Peace and Security” entitled “Corruption and Conflict”. It seems that the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) advocated for...