Russia will hold the presidency of the Council in June. An open debate on new trends in peacekeeping is planned, with a briefing by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous.
Debates are to be held on:
- the ad hoc international criminal tribunals, with briefings by the presidents and prosecutors of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR); and
- the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) with a briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNAMA Ján Kubiš.
Briefings are expected on:
- the work of the 1737 Iran Sanctions Committee by its chair, Ambassador Gary Quinlan (Australia);
- the work of the ICC in Sudan, by Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda; and
- the UN integrated Sahel strategy by Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Sahel, Hiroute Guebre Sellassie.
Briefings, followed by consultations, are expected on:
- Libya, by Tarek Mitri, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya;
- the Middle East, by the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman;
- the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), by its head Aïchatou Mindaoudou Souleymane;
- the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) by its head Albert Gerard Koenders;
- the work of the Commission of Inquiry established in resolution 2127 to investigate reports of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the Central African Republic; and
- the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee, by its chair, Ambassador Eugène-Richard Gasana (Rwanda).
Briefings in consultations are likely on:
- the implementation of resolution 2118 regarding the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, by Sigrid Kaag, the Special Coordinator of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-UN Joint Mission;
- the humanitarian situation in Somalia, by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs;
- humanitarian access in Syria, most likely by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos;
- Sudan-South Sudan issues, by Special Envoy Haile Menkerios;
- developments in South Sudan, by Ladsous;
- developments in Yemen by Jamal Benomar, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Yemen;
- the Liberia sanctions regime, by the chair of the 1521 Liberia Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein (Jordan);
- the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) by DPKO; and
- the work of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia by its head, Miroslav Jenča.
Formal sessions will be needed to adopt resolutions renewing the mandates of:
Formal sessions will also be held to modify the mandates of:
- the Ombudsperson and the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team assisting the 1267/1989 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee; and
- the 1988 Taliban sanctions regime.
Also in June, Council members plan to hold their annual consultative meeting with the members of the Peace and Security Council of the AU.
Throughout the month members will be following closely events in Ukraine, and additional meetings may be scheduled.