Human Rights

  • 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...

  • Tomorrow morning (8 April), High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will brief Security Council members on the situations in the Central African Republic (CAR), Libya, Mali, South Sudan and Syria. Pillay last briefed the Council during a 12 February...

  • 17 January 2013

    Syria Briefing on 18 January

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    Security Council members will be briefed in consultations at 11 a.m. tomorrow (18 January) on the situation in Syria by High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos. It seems that France, the...

  • 10 July 2012

    Consultations on the UN Mission in Syria

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    Tomorrow morning (11 July) during consultations, Council members will hear from UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan (by video-link) and DPKO head Hervé Ladsous on the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS). This will be the last briefing prior...

  • Tomorrow (3 July), Council members are scheduled to meet in consultations to discuss the Secretary-General’s 26 June report (S/2012/486) on the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS). Hilde Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for UNMISS, is...

  • Council members are scheduled to be briefed in consultations on Monday afternoon (2 July) on Libya and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) by Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. (The closed session briefing will follow a similar morning...

  • On 2 and 3 July, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, will provide the Security Council with updates on the human rights situation in Syria, Libya, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and Sudan/South Sudan. At press time...

  • 22 June 2012

    Protection of Civilians Open Debate

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    On Monday (25 June), the Council is scheduled to hold its semi-annual open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. (The last such debate was held on 9 November 2011.) As in the past, given the long list...

  • 12 December 2011

    Briefing on the Middle East

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    This afternoon (Monday, 12 December) Council members will be briefed in informal consultations by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on the situation in the Middle East. Her briefing is expected to largely focus on Syria but Council...

  • 8 November 2011

    Protection of Civilians Open Debate

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    The Council will hold its biannual open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict tomorrow morning (9 November). The debate will be chaired by President Aníbal Cavaco Silva of Portugal. High-level participation is also expected from Brazil, which will...

  • 18 August 2011

    Briefing on South Kordofan and Libya

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    On Friday, 19 August, Council members are expecting a briefing on South Kordofan and Libya from High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos and a representative from DPA. It seems that there is...

  • 17 August 2011

    Security Council Briefing on Syria

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    On Thursday, 18 August, Security Council members are expecting a briefing during consultations from Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. It seems Amos is likely to brief the Council on humanitarian...

  • 27 July 2011

    Kosovo and South Kordofan Briefings

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    Tomorrow afternoon (28 July) Council members are expected to receive briefings on Southern Kordofan and Kosovo in closed informal consultations. The Southern Kordofan briefing was requested by some Council members who wanted an update on the situation there. The last...

  • 12 April 2011

    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

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    Tomorrow (Wednesday, 13 April) the Council will be briefed on the situation on Côte d’Ivoire by High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and UN chief of humanitarian affairs, Valerie Amos. The last time the Human Rights High Commissioner briefed...

  • The Council will receive a briefing by the High Commissioner for Human Rights Under Secretary-General Louise Arbour on 31 May. The briefing will address the High Commissioner's recent trip to the Great Lakes region, that included the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi and Rwanda.