Interaction with Regional and other International Organisations

  • May 2016

    UN-AU Cooperation on Peace and Security

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Council will hold an open debate on cooperation between the UN and the AU on peace and security: Chapter VIII application and the future of the African peace and security architecture. The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smail Chergui, the newly-appointed Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission Ambassador Macharia Kamau (Kenya) and a high-level UN official are expected to brief the Council.Also in May, Council members are expected to hold in New York their annual meeting with the members of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC).

  • March 2016

    EU-UN Cooperation

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Council will hold a meeting on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations, with a focus on strengthening the partnership with the EU. Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, will brief the Council. The Secretary-General may also brief.  

  • 26 February 2016

    Briefing by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

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    On Monday morning (29 February), German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier will brief the Security Council in his capacity as the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The chairpersonship rotates on a yearly basis,...

  • August 2015

    Regional Organisations

    Monthly Forecast

    In August, at Nigeria’s initiative, the Council is scheduled to have an open debate on regional organisations and contemporary challenges for maintaining international peace and security. An outcome is not expected. 

  • Tomorrow afternoon (20 May), members of the 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 not be held in the Security Council chamber...

  • On Monday (11 May) the Council will receive a briefing by Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on the EU response to the smuggling of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. After the briefing, Council...

  • Addis Ababa – UN Security Council members arrived this afternoon (12 March) in Addis Ababa to hold their annual joint consultative session with the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC). This is their ninth joint meeting since beginning the...

  • Council members leave today for a visiting mission to Africa. The mission will take the Council to the Central African Republic (CAR), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Burundi from 10 to 13 March. France and Angola will serve as co-leads on...

  • March 2015

    Visiting Mission to Africa

    Monthly Forecast

    Council members are set to visit the Central African Republic (CAR); Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Burundi over a four-day period in March. A briefing about the mission is expected later in the month with a written report to follow.

  • March 2015

    EU-UN Cooperation

    Monthly Forecast

    In March the Council is expected to hold a meeting on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations, focusing on strengthening the partnership with the EU. Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, will brief the Council.

  • 23 February 2015

    Briefing by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

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    Tomorrow morning (23 February), Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dačić will brief the Council in his capacity as Chairperson-in Office of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE briefing is...

  • Tomorrow (16 December), the Security Council will hold an open debate on “Peace Operations: The UN-AU Partnership and Its Evolution”. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the AU Mission in Mali and the Sahel, Pierre Buyoya, are...

  • December 2014

    UN-AU Partnership on Peace Operations

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, at the initiative of Chad, the Council is expected to hold an open debate on the evolution of the partnership between the UN and the AU in UN-mandated peace operations. A presidential statement is a likely outcome.

  • 5 June 2014

    Annual Meeting with Members of the AU PSC

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    Tomorrow (6 June), members of the Security Council and members of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) will hold their eighth annual consultative meeting. Security Council members and PSC members have held joint meetings since 2007, alternating between their...

  • June 2014

    Annual Meeting with AU PSC Members

    Monthly Forecast

    Expected Council Action In June, Council members are scheduled to hold the eighth annual consultative meeting with members of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC). Following the meeting, which will be held in New York this year, a joint...