Non-Proliferation

  • On Monday afternoon (20 May), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution on the prevention of an arms race in outer space (PAROS) and outer space security, which was prepared by Russia. The draft text is...

  • Tomorrow afternoon (24 April), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution on weapons of mass destruction in outer space, which was prepared by Japan and the US. Russia has proposed an amendment to the text. In...

  • On Monday afternoon (15 April), the Security Council will convene for an open briefing under the “Threats to international peace and security” agenda item. Slovenia and the US—the co-penholders on political issues in Ukraine—supported by France, requested the meeting, which...

  • This afternoon (26 March), Chair of the 1540 Committee, Ambassador José Javier De La Gasca (Ecuador), will provide the Council the annual update on the Committee’s work. Adopted on 28 April 2004, resolution 1540 aims to prevent non-state actors from...

  • March 2024

    Non-Proliferation

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, Japan plans to convene a high-level briefing on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation as a signature event of its presidency.

  • March 2023

    Non-proliferation (1540 Committee)

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, Ambassador Hernán Pérez Loose (Ecuador), the chair of the 1540 Committee, is expected to brief the Council.

  • This morning (30 November), the Security Council voted on a draft resolution extending the mandate of the 1540 Committee and its Group of Experts for ten years, until 30 November 2032. The draft text was adopted unanimously as resolution 2663....

  • December 2022

    Iran

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Council is due to receive the Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of resolution 2231 of 20 July 2015, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. The Council also expects reports from the Joint Commission and the Council’s 2231 facilitator, Ambassador Fergal Mythen (Ireland). The Joint Commission was established to oversee the implementation of the JCPOA and comprises the current parties to the agreement: China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK, and Iran. Mythen, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, and a representative of the EU in its capacity as coordinator of the Joint Commission are expected to brief the Council.

  • Tomorrow (23 November), the Security Council is scheduled to receive its annual briefing from the chairs of its counter-terrorism-related committees: Ambassador Trine Heimerback (Norway), the chair of the 1267/1989/2253 Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) and Al-Qaeda Sanctions...

  • 2 November 2022

    Ukraine: Vote on Draft Resolution*

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    This afternoon (2 November), following the debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Security Council is expected to vote on a Russian-proposed draft resolution invoking article VI of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). The BWC prohibits the development, production, acquisition, transfer,...

  • November 2022

    Non-Proliferation (1540 Committee)

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the 1540 Committee and its Group of Experts.

  • With the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference (RevCon) ending in disappointment last week, failing to step up to “the urgency of the moment”, what avenues exist for UN Security Council regulation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD)? The question is a critical one.

  • Tomorrow (25 February), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution extending the mandate of the 1540 Committee until 30 November 2022. The current mandate is set to expire on 28 February. Background Adopted in 2004, resolution...

  • February 2022

    Non-Proliferation (1540 Committee)

    Monthly Forecast

    In February, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of 1540 Committee and its Group of Experts.

  • 20 January 2022

    DPRK (North Korea): Closed Consultations

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    This afternoon (20 January), Security Council members will convene for closed consultations on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo is expected to brief. Albania, France, Ireland, the UK, and the US...