Non-Proliferation

  • May 2018

    Counter-Terrorism

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Council is scheduled to receive its annual briefing from the chairs of its counter-terrorism-related committees. The briefers will be Ambassador Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan), chair of the 1267/1989/2253 Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee; Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Peru), chair of the 1373 Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC); and Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorenty Solíz (Bolivia), chair of the 1540 Committee, which focuses on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

  • The Security Council will meet this afternoon (5 April) at Russia’s request to discuss the latest developments related to the 4 March use of a nerve agent in Salisbury, United Kingdom on Sergei Skripal, a former Russian intelligence officer who...

  • April 2018

    Non-Proliferation (1540 Committee)

    Monthly Forecast

    In April, the chair of the 1540 Committee, Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (Bolivia) is scheduled to brief the Council on the work of the committee, which deals with the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

  • A meeting has been scheduled for 3 pm this afternoon (14 March) regarding accusations of the use of a nerve agent in the United Kingdom on 4 March. Yesterday evening, the United Kingdom requested the meeting to update members in...

  • Tomorrow (18 January), the Security Council is holding a high-level briefing on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction focused on confidence-building measures. President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan will preside. Secretary-General António Guterres will brief, and Council members are expected to...

  • 14 December 2017

    Non-Proliferation/DPRK: Ministerial Briefing

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow (15 December), the Council will hold a ministerial-level meeting on the “Threats and Challenges posed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to International Peace and Security”, with Secretary-General António Guterres expected to brief. Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō...

  • This afternoon (29 November), at the request of Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the US, the Security Council will hold a public meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) following its launch of an intercontinental ballistic...

  • Today (21 September), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level briefing on the threat posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and their delivery systems. Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, is expected to brief. The...

  • At the initiative of Bolivia, the Security Council will hold an open debate tomorrow (28 June) on “the global effort to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by non-state actors.” It will focus on the implementation of resolution...

  • May 2017

    Counter-Terrorism

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Council is scheduled to receive a briefing from the chairs of its counter-terrorism-related committees.

  • March 2017

    Non-Proliferation (1540 Committee)

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the chair of the 1540 Committee, Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (Bolivia), who succeeded Ambassador Román Oyarzun (Spain) on 1 January, is scheduled to brief the Council on the work of the Committee, which deals with the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

  • Tomorrow morning (15 December), the Security Council will hold an open debate titled “Preventing Catastrophe: A Global Agenda for Stopping the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction to Non-State Actors”. It will mark the conclusion of the second comprehensive review...

  • December 2016

    Non-Proliferation (1540 Committee)

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Council is scheduled to hold a high-level debate and may adopt a resolution on the comprehensive review of the implementation of resolution 1540, which seeks to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to non-state actors. Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alfonso María Dastis, is expected to chair the meeting.  

  • Tomorrow morning (23 September), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution proposed by the US on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The meeting...

  • August 2016

    Non-Proliferation

    Monthly Forecast

    In August, the Council is expected to hold a ministerial-level open debate on preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to non-state actors. Expected briefers include Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and representatives of inter-governmental organisations and civil society. Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman is expected to chair the open debate. At press time, it was unclear whether there would be an outcome.