Interaction with Regional and other International Organisations

  • May 2020

    EU-UN Briefing

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Council will hold its annual meeting on strengthening the partnership with the EU under its agenda item on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations in maintaining international peace and security. Josep Borrell, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, is expected to brief the Council. 

  • In March, Council president China will convene an open debate titled “Upholding Multilateralism and Promoting the Political Settlement of Disputes”, under the agenda item “Maintenance of International Peace and Security”. Secretary-General António Guterres is expected to brief at the debate. Representatives from the office of the President of the General Assembly and the International Court of Justice may also brief. At press time, no outcome was anticipated. 

  • February 2020

    OSCE Briefing

    Monthly Forecast

    In February, Albanian Prime Minister and Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Edi Rama, the current Chairperson-in-Office for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), is expected to provide a briefing to the Security Council on the activities of the organisation.

  • February 2020

    EU-UN Briefing

    Monthly Forecast

    In February, the Council will hold its annual meeting on strengthening the partnership with the EU under its agenda item on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations in maintaining international peace and security. Josep Borrell, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, will brief the Council. 

  • Tomorrow (30 January), the Security Council will hold a briefing on cooperation between the UN and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This will be the first Council meeting focused on cooperation with ASEAN. Secretary-General António Guterres and ASEAN...

  • Expected Council Action In January, Council president Viet Nam is expected to convene a briefing on the cooperation between the UN and regional organisations in maintaining international peace and security, with a focus on the relationship with the Association of...

  • 29 October 2019

    Cooperation between the UN and the AU

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    Tomorrow morning (30 October), the Security Council will hold a briefing to consider the Secretary-General’s annual report on the partnership between the UN and the AU on issues of peace and security in Africa. Special Representative and head of the...

  • Addis Ababa –Yesterday (22 October) Security Council members held their 13th joint annual consultative meeting with the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC). The day before (21 October), Council members held informal consultations with the PSC, which have been organised...

  • Nairobi – Security Council members arrived in Nairobi today (19 October) ahead of a visiting mission to South Sudan tomorrow (20 October) and the AU (21 – 22 October). During the one-day visit to South Sudan, Council members will push...

  • On Monday (7 October), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a debate on “Peace and Security in Africa: The Centrality of Preventative Diplomacy, Conflict Prevention and Resolution” at the initiative of South Africa. UN Secretary-General António Guterres, AU Commission...

  • October 2019

    UN-AU Cooperation on Peace and Security

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, Security Council members will hold their 13th annual consultative meeting with the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Members of both bodies will also hold informal consultations ahead of this meeting. Following this, the Security Council will receive a briefing on the Secretary-General’s annual report on ways to strengthen the partnership between the UN and AU on issues of peace and security in Africa, including on the work of the UN Office to the AU.

  • Tomorrow (26 September), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level briefing on the topic “Peace and security in Africa: partnership to strengthen regional peace and security”. Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, the Chef de Cabinet of the Executive Office of the...

  • In September, the Council is expected to hold a ministerial-level meeting on the cooperation between the UN and Regional Organisations, with a focus on the role of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov will preside. Secretary-General António Guterres may brief the Council. Other briefers may include the Secretaries-General of the CSTO, SCO and CIS.

  • September 2019

    Peace and Security in Africa

    Monthly Forecast

    Expected Council Action In September, the Council will hold a debate at the initiative of Russia, as Council president for the month, under the agenda item “Peace and Security in Africa”. Background Over the past nine months, the Council has...

  • In June, the General Assembly elected five new members to serve two-year terms on the Security Council. This event highlights the interactions between these political organs of the UN system, which also include the election of the UN Secretary-General by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Council, and the simultaneous voting of both organs for members of the International Court of Justice, among other forms of engagement. It seems useful, in the wake of the elections to the Council, to consider how the relationship between the Council and the General Assembly can be strengthened.