Drug Trafficking and Security

  • December 2023

    Transnational Organised Crime

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Security Council plans to convene an open debate on “Transnational organised crime, growing challenges and new threats” under the “Threats to international peace and security” agenda item.

  • 6 August 2021

    Maritime Security: VTC Open Debate*

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    On Monday (9 August), the Security Council will hold a videoconference (VTC) open debate on maritime security. The meeting, which is one of India’s signature events during its August presidency, will be chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The...

  • August 2021

    Maritime Security

    Monthly Forecast

    In August, the Security Council is expected to hold a high-level open debate on maritime security. The meeting will be held via videoconference (VTC). Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, will chair the meeting. Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, the Secretary-General’s Chef de Cabinet, and Ghada Fathi Waly, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC), are expected to brief the Council.  A presidential statement is a possible outcome. 

  • Tomorrow afternoon (7 June), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “Transnational Organised Crime and Drug Trafficking in the Caribbean Region as a Threat to International Stability”. The Dominican Republic, France, Peru, the UK, the US, Barbados, the...

  • February 2019

    Maritime Crime

    Monthly Forecast

    On 5 February, the Security Council is scheduled to hold a debate on transnational organised crime at sea. Equatorial Guinea’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Simeón Oyono Esono Angue, is expected to chair. The Executive Secretary of the Gulf of Guinea Commission, Florentina Adenike Ukonga, and the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, are expected to brief. No outcome is anticipated.

  • 18 December 2018

    Briefing on Drug Trafficking in West Africa

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    Tomorrow afternoon (19 December), the Security Council will hold a meeting on “Drug trafficking in West Africa as a threat to stability” with a briefing, via VTC, by Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Yury Fedotov....

  • Tomorrow (13 June), there will be an Arria-formula meeting on maritime crime as a threat to international peace and security. The meeting is being organised by Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, the Netherlands, and the US, and moderated by Simone...

  • Tomorrow morning (25 June), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNAMA Ján Kubis (via VTC) and Executive Director of the UN...

  • Tomorrow (18 December), the Security Council plans to hold a briefing on drug trafficking in West Africa and the Sahel. The Secretary-General will address the Council, which will also hear briefings from the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the...

  • 7 November 2012

    Illicit Cross-Border Trafficking and Movement

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    Tomorrow afternoon (8 November), Council members will be briefed by the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, on the Secretary-General’s 19 October report on illicit cross-border trafficking and movement (S/2012/777). No outcome is expected at present. The consultations and report...

  • Tomorrow (25 April), the Council will hold an open debate on securing borders against illicit flows. The Secretary-General is set to brief the Council with a large number of member states expected to participate. Council members began negotiating a presidential...

  • On Wednesday (23 November), the Council will hold a high-level briefing on a number of inter-related issues constituting ‘New Challenges to International Peace and Security’. (This will be the first time that the Council will address these ‘new challenges’ together...

  • November 2011

    Emerging Challenges

    Monthly Forecast

    In November the Council is expected to hold an open debate on a range of mutually reinforcing and interlinked issues that Council members view as emerging challenges to international peace and security. These are likely to include threats posed by the HIV/AIDS and other global health pandemics; transnational organised crime; the effects of climate change, including drought and desertification leading to mass population movements and related disruptions; and drug and human trafficking.

  • June 2011

    Drug Trafficking and Small Arms

    Monthly Forecast

    A debate on drug trafficking and small arms is expected to be held at the initiative of Gabon as Council president for the month of June.

  • The Council is expecting a briefing on 24 February under the agenda item “Threats to International Peace and Security”from the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Antonio Maria Costa. This will be followed by a Council debate.