Interaction with Regional and other International Organisations

  • Expected Council Action Mozambique will convene a debate on strengthening the role of African states in addressing global security and development challenges as a signature event of its May Council presidency. Background and Key Recent Developments For many years, African...

  • In June, the Secretary-General is expected to submit a report and recommendations on possible UN support to regional forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) pursuant to resolution 2717 of 19 December 2023. Security Council members may consider a product in response. But there are indications that the DRC may want the Council to act sooner. The AUPSC recently endorsed the December 2023 deployment to the DRC of a Southern African Development Community (SADC) force, known as SAMIDRC.

  • In April, Malta’s Minister for Foreign, Trade and European Affairs, Ian Borg, in his capacity as the current Chairperson-in-Office (CiO) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), is expected to brief the Security Council on the organisation’s activities.

  • March 2024

    EU-UN Cooperation

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Security Council will hold its annual meeting on strengthening EU-UN cooperation under the agenda item “Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security”.

  • Introduction On 21 December 2023, the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2719 on the financing of AU-led peace support operations (AUPSOs).[1] In a 22 December statement[2], Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the Council’s decision and expressed his commitment to working with...

  • This afternoon (21 December), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution on the financing of African Union (AU)-led peace support operations (AUPSOs), which was authored by the Council’s three African members (Gabon, Ghana, and Mozambique, also...

  • Tomorrow (20 October), the Security Council will hold an open debate on “Contributions of regional mechanisms for peace and security” under the “Maintenance of international peace and security” agenda item. One of the signature events of Brazil’s October presidency of...

  • On Friday (6 October), Security Council members held their 17th annual joint consultative meeting with members of the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Members of the respective bodies adopted a joint communiqué at the...

  • Yesterday afternoon (5 October), Security Council members held their eighth informal joint seminar with the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC). The informal seminars have been organised since 2016 to encourage greater interaction between the two bodies. Earlier in...

  • Council members arrived this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for their 17th annual joint consultative meeting with the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC), which will be held on Friday (6 October). This meeting will be preceded tomorrow (5...

  • October 2023

    UN-AU Cooperation

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Council is expected to hold the annual debate on cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organisations, focusing on the AU.

  • In October, as one of the signature events of its presidency, Brazil is planning to convene a high-level open debate on “Peace through Dialogue: The Contribution of Regional, Sub-regional and Bilateral Arrangements to the Prevention and Peaceful Resolution of Disputes”.

  • Tomorrow morning (21 September), Security Council members will hold a high-level informal interactive dialogue (IID) with representatives of the League of Arab States (LAS). Albanian Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Igli Hasani will chair the meeting, which will take...

  • Tomorrow morning (8 June) the Security Council will convene for a briefing on cooperation between the UN and the League of Arab States (LAS). The meeting, which is one of the signature events of the June Council Presidency of the...

  • In June, there will be a briefing on cooperation between the UN and the League of Arab States (LAS). A senior UN official, the LAS Secretary-General Abdoul Gheit, and an Arab youth civil society representative are the anticipated briefers. Khalifa Shaheen, the Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is expected to chair the meeting.