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  • 16 May 2011

    DPA Briefing on Emerging Issues

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow afternoon B. Lynn Pascoe, head of the Department of Political Affairs (DPA), will brief the Council for the second time this month on a number of issues. It seems that tomorrow’s briefing is likely to include Yemen, Libya, Syria,... Read more

  • 12 May 2011

    Insights on Children and Armed Conflict

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    The Secretary-General’s annual report on children and armed conflict was released yesterday. The report provides information on grave violations committed against children, updates on progress made by parties to conflict on dialogue and action plans to halt the recruitment and... Read more

  • 11 May 2011

    Insights on Syria

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    The escalation of the Syrian government’s suppression of public protests over the past weeks has led to increased pressure against Syria, including from a number of Council members. The UK and France seem interested in initiating a possible Council response... Read more

  • 3 May 2011

    Update Report No. 1: Protection of Civilians

    Update Report

    On Tuesday 10 May the Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy and Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic are expected to speak. Read more

  • May 2011

    Status Update

    Monthly Forecast

    Status Update of Security Council Activity in April 2011. Read more

  • May 2011

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    Council members are expecting a briefing from Special Envoy Terje Rød-Larsen on developments in the implementation of resolution 1559. This resolution, adopted in 2004, urged the disarmament of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias and the extension of government control over all Lebanese territory. Read more

  • May 2011

    Protection of Civilians

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Council is scheduled to hold its biannual open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy and Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic are likely to speak. Read more

  • 27 April 2011

    Insights on Syria

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    Council members are expecting a briefing on Syria in informal consultations today (Wednesday, 27 April) from B. Lynn Pascoe. Council members agreed yesterday that a more detailed briefing on Syria was needed following the Secretary-General’s briefing yesterday which covered Syria... Read more

  • 25 April 2011

    Insights on Syria

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    Council members are currently considering a draft press statement on Syria circulated this morning and are expected to give their comments on the draft by tomorrow morning (Tuesday, 26 April). It seems the key elements of the press statement include... Read more

  • October 2010

    Haiti

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the peacekeeping mission in Haiti for another 12 months. The mandate expires on 15 October. Read more

  • September 2010

    Haiti

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is due to receive a report from the Secretary-General on the UN mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, by 31 August. At time of writing there was no decision for the Council to take up Haiti formally in September, although there was some discussion of a possible debate—to highlight the importance of the issues. Read more

  • July 2010

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In July the chair of the Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Committee, Mexican Ambassador Claude Heller, is expected to brief the Council (resolution 1844 of 20 November 2008 on targeted sanctions calls for the Committee to report to the Council every 120 days). Heller’s briefing is likely to focus on his trip to the Horn of Africa in April. Read more

  • June 2010

    Children and Armed Conflict

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to discuss children and armed conflict on 16 June in an open debate to be presided by Mexican Secretary of Foreign of Affairs Patricia Espinosa. Read more

  • 18 May 2010

    Update Report No. 2: Peace and Security In Africa: Djibouti

    Update Report

    On Wednesday, 19 May, President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti is scheduled to address the Council in an open meeting. In a letter sent earlier this month Guelleh requested to appear before the Council to discuss Horn of Africa issues. He is expected to address both Djibouti’s border dispute with Eritrea, as well as the situation in Somalia. Read more

  • May 2010

    Somalia

    Monthly Forecast

    In May the Council is expected to discuss the Secretary-General’s Somalia report, due at the beginning of the month, and review progress in Somalia in light of the “three-phased approach” endorsed by the Council in May 2009. Special Representative Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah is likely to brief the Council. Read more