Peacekeeping

  • Tomorrow morning (21 December), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution on mental health and psychosocial support for personnel of UN peace operations (that is, peacekeeping operations and special political missions), which was initiated by Mexico....

  • 11 November 2022

    UN Policing: Heads of Police Components Briefing

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    On Monday morning (14 November), the Security Council will hold its annual briefing with the heads of police components of UN peace operations. The expected briefers are Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix; the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) police...

  • Madame President, Secretary-General, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to brief this Council open debate today. Peace operations fit for contemporary times need to devise new approaches that include responsiveness to underlying causes and drivers of conflict. ...

  • November 2022

    UN Peacekeeping 

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on the theme “Integrating Effective Resilience-Building in Peace Operations for Sustainable Peace”. This is one of the signature events of Ghana’s presidency. Ghanaian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is expected to chair the meeting. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs and Peace and Security Bankole Adeoye, Chair of The Elders Mary Robinson, and Security Council Report Executive Director Karin Landgren are the anticipated briefers. 

  • November 2022

    UN Policing

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Security Council will hold its annual briefing with the heads of police components of UN peace operations. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix; the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) police commissioner, Christine Fossen; the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) police commissioner, Mody Berethe; and Emma Birikorang, director at the Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, are the anticipated briefers. 

  • September 2022

    UN Peacekeeping

    Monthly Forecast

    In September, the Security Council will hold a briefing on peacekeeping reform pursuant to resolution 2378 of 20 September 2017. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is the anticipated briefer.

  • Tomorrow (July 12), the Security Council will hold a high-level open debate on strategic communications in UN peacekeeping operations. Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos Alberto Franco França is expected to chair the meeting. Secretary-General António Guterres will deliver remarks. The expected...

  • July 2022

    UN Peacekeeping

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, the Security Council will hold a high-level debate on strategic communications in peacekeeping. Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos Alberto Franco França is expected to chair the meeting. Secretary-General António Guterres will deliver remarks. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix; Force Commander for the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) General Marcos De Sá Affonso Da Costa; and Jenna Russo, Director of Research and Head of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations at the International Peace Institute (IPI), are the anticipated briefers. 

  • Tomorrow (10 November), the Security Council will convene for its annual briefing with the heads of police components of UN peace operations. The expected briefers are Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) Police...

  • November 2021

    UN Peacekeeping

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Security Council will hold its annual briefing with the heads of police components of UN peace operations. The Mexican presidency intends to focus this annual briefing on women, peace and security (WPS) issues as part of the WPS presidency trio of Ireland, Kenya and Mexico in September, October and November, respectively. Under Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) Police Commissioner Violet Lusala, and UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) Police Commissioner Patricia Boughani are expected to brief.

  • Tomorrow (9 September) afternoon, the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution proposed by Ireland on UN peace operation transitions. The resolution is an outcome of today’s (8 September) open debate on UN transitions under the agenda...

  • 7 September 2021

    Open Debate on UN Transitions

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    Tomorrow (8 September), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on UN transitions under the agenda item “UN peacekeeping operations”. This is one of the signature events of Ireland’s September presidency. Secretary-General António Guterres, former President of Liberia...

  • September 2021

    UN Peacekeeping

    Monthly Forecast

    In September, the Security Council will hold its annual debate on peacekeeping reform pursuant to resolution 2378 of 20 September 2017. The Irish presidency plans to hold the meeting at ministerial level with a particular focus on peacekeeping transitions. Ireland’s minister for foreign affairs and minister for defence, Simon Coveney, is expected to chair the debate. Secretary-General António Guterres, former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and a civil society representative are the anticipated briefers.  

  • Tomorrow (18 August), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on “Protecting the Protectors: Technology and Peacekeeping”. The meeting, which is one of India’s signature events during its August presidency, will be chaired by India’s Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam...

  • August 2021

    UN Peacekeeping

    Monthly Forecast

    In August, India is organising a ministerial-level open debate on “Technology and Peacekeeping” as one of the signature events of its presidency. The open debate is expected to provide an opportunity for Council members to exchange views on the challenges and opportunities arising from the application of technology and innovation in peacekeeping.