Interaction with Regional and other International Organisations

  • Council members left today (5 September) for a three-day visiting mission to Addis Ababa for the 11th joint consultative meeting between members of the UN Security Council and the AU Peace and Security Council (AU PSC). Ahead of the joint...

  • September 2017

    Security Council Visit to the African Union

    Monthly Forecast

    In early September, the Security Council will conduct a visiting mission to Addis Ababa for the eleventh annual consultative meeting between members of the UN Security Council and members of the AU Peace and Security Council. Members of the two councils are expected to discuss Somalia, South Sudan, and the Lake Chad Basin. Ahead of this meeting, there will be informal consultations on the partnership between the AU and the UN, funding for AU peace and security activities, and post-conflict peacebuilding.

  • In August, the Council will hold a briefing followed by an informal interactive dialogue on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations with a focus on the partnership with the League of Arab States. The UN Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, will brief the Council. Secretary-General António Guterres may also brief. No outcome is expected.  

  • Tomorrow (19 July), the Council will hold an open debate on “Enhancing African capacities in the area of peace and security.” One of the priorities of China’s Council presidency, the open debate is expected to focus on policies and procedures...

  • July 2017

    AU-UN Cooperation

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, the Council is planning to hold an open debate on “Enhancing African capabilities in the area of peace and security”.

  • Tomorrow (15 June), the Security Council will be briefed on AU-UN cooperation by Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary-General and the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smaïl Chergui via teleconference. There will be an informal...

  • May 2017

    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. Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, will brief the Council.

  • Over the next two days, the Security Council will hold two meetings focused on European issues. On Tuesday (21 February), the Council will hold an open debate on conflicts in Europe chaired by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. The briefers...

  • February 2017

    Conflicts in Europe

    Monthly Forecast

    In February, the Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on the maintenance of international peace and security, focusing on conflicts in Europe. Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s minister of foreign affairs, will chair the debate. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has been invited to brief. Other briefers, though not yet confirmed, could include the representatives of the EU and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). At press time, it did not appear that there would be a Council outcome.

  • Tomorrow (18 November), the Security Council is expected to hold a debate on “Strengthening the UN-AU partnership in peace and security”. The Council will receive briefings by El-Ghassim Wane, Assistant Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations; Smaïl Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace...

  • On Thursday (17 November), the Security Council will have a briefing on cooperation between the UN and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), focused on enhancing the existing strategic partnership in the area of countering extremist ideology. Mankeur Ndiaye, Senegal’s...

  • Tomorrow morning (28 October), at the initiative of Russia, the Council will for the first time hold a debate on cooperation between the UN and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the Commonwealth of...

  • Tomorrow (26 May), members of the UN Security Council will hold an informal meeting with members of the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC). Since this is an informal meeting, it will be held in the permanent mission of Egypt...

  • Annual Meeting with Members of the AU PSC This afternoon (23 May), members of the Security Council and members of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) will hold their tenth joint annual consultative meeting. Security Council members and PSC...

  • Yesterday, 21 May, on the last day of their visiting mission, Security Council members met in Cairo with members of the League of Arab States (LAS) – the first “consultative meeting” between the two bodies. They also met with the...