The United States will hold the Council’s presidency in December.
Debates are expected on:
- the situation in Afghanistan, with a briefing by the head of UNAMA, Nicholas Haysom; and
- the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), with the presidents of the Tribunals and the president of the Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals expected to brief.
Briefings are expected on:
- the situation in Yemen, by Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, and the head of OCHA Stephen O’Brien;
- the ICC work regarding Darfur, by ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda;
- the experience of chairing Council subsidiary bodies, by chairpersons from countries that will be finishing their two-year terms on the Council, Ambassador Mahamat Zene Cherif (Chad), Ambassador Cristián Barros (Chile), Ambassador Dina Kawar (Jordan); Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė (Lithuania); and Ambassador U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria); and
- the work of the 1737 Iran Sanctions Committee and the 1540 Committee by Ambassador Román Oyarzun (Spain) who chairs both Committees.
Briefings, followed by consultations, are expected on:
- South Sudan and the Secretary-General’s latest report on UNMISS, by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous and the head of UNMISS, Ellen Margrethe Løj;
- the Secretary-General’s report on UNOCA and the implementation of the UN regional strategy to combat the Lord’s Resistance Army, by Special Representative Abdoulaye Bathily;
- the Central African Republic and the work of MINUSCA by Special Representative Parfait Onanga-Anyanga and the work of the 2127 CAR Sanctions Committee, by its chair Ambassador Murmokaitė;
- the humanitarian situation in Syria, by Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang; and
- Israel/Palestine, by Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov.
Briefings in consultations are planned on:
- the work of the UNDOF in the Golan Heights by DPKO;
- chemical weapons in Syria, by Acting High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Kim Won-soo; and
- the situation in Western Sahara by the head of MINURSO, Kim Bolduc, and the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross.
Formal sessions will be held to adopt resolutions to renew:
- the mandate of UNISFA in Abyei;
- the mandate of UNMISS in South Sudan;
- the terms of ICTY judges and the ICTY Prosecutor; and
- the mandate of UNDOF in the Golan Heights.
Throughout the month members will be following closely developments in Burundi, Libya and Ukraine, and additional meetings may be scheduled. Also possible is a briefing on the human rights situation in the DPRK.