Interaction with Regional and other International Organisations

  • This afternoon, the members of the Security Council will hold a meeting with the members of the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC). Because this is an informal event, the meeting is not on the official programme of work of...

  • 21 February 2014

    Briefing by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

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    This morning Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Burkhalter, the Chairperson-in Office of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), will brief the Council. The OSCE briefing is held on an annual basis, soon after the new OSCE...

  • Tomorrow (14 February), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on cooperation between the UN and the European Union (EU), with briefings by High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the EU Catherine...

  • February 2014

    UN-EU Cooperation

    Monthly Forecast

    In February, 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. The Council will be briefed by Catherine Ashton, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. It is possible that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will also brief the Council.

  • 25 October 2013

    Briefing: Presidential Statement on the OIC

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    On Monday (28 October) the Security Council will receive a briefing from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu. The briefing will be chaired by the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan,...

  • In October, the Council will hold a briefing on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations, focusing on strengthening the partnership with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). A high-level representative of Azerbaijan will preside over the meeting. The UN Secretary-General is expected to brief the Council, along with the Secretary-General of the OIC. A presidential statement is a likely outcome.

  • Tomorrow (6 August, beginning at 9:30 am) the Security Council will hold a high-level open debate on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations in maintaining international peace and security. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina will...

  • In August, the Council will hold a high-level open debate on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations in the maintenance of international peace and security.

  • The AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) is the only international body with which members of the Security Council have regular interactions. They have been meeting annually since 2007, alternating between their respective headquarters.

  • 6 May 2013

    Briefing by OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

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    Tomorrow, 7 May, the Security Council will be briefed by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara, the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The Council last received its annual briefing from the OSCE chair (which rotates...

  • Tomorrow, 13 March, the twenty-seven ambassadors of the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC) are meeting with the fifteen ambassadors of the UN Security Council.* This informal event, which is not on the official programme of work of the Council,...

  • 25 September 2012

    Middle East High-Level Meeting

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    On Wednesday afternoon (26 September), the Council will hold a high-level meeting on the Middle East focused on cooperation between the UN and the League of Arab States. The Secretaries-General of the UN and the Arab League, Ban Ki-moon and...

  • September 2012

    Peace and Security in the Middle East

    Monthly Forecast

    On 26 September, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle will preside over a high-level meeting of the Security Council on peace and security in the Middle East. The meeting will have a particular focus on the institutional relationship between the Security Council and the League of Arab States, with the UN and Arab League Secretaries-General expected to address the Council.

  • Tomorrow (13 June), Security Council members and the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) are scheduled to hold their 6th annual consultative meeting, taking place in New York. (The previous consultations took place in Addis Ababa on 21...

  • In June, Council members expect to hold the annual consultative meeting with the AU's Peace and Security Council (PSC) at UN headquarters in New York. A communiqué is a likely outcome.