Peacekeeping

  • 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.

  • On Monday (24 May), Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) debate on “United Nations peacekeeping operations: Improving safety and security of peacekeepers”. The meeting, which is one of China’s signature events during its May presidency, will be...

  • May 2021

    UN Peacekeeping

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, China is organising an open debate on “Improving the Safety and Security of Peacekeepers” as a signature event of its presidency. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix and Under-Secretary-General for Operational Support Atul Khare are expected to brief. A Council product, most likely a presidential statement, is anticipated.   

  • Tomorrow (26 March), an Arria-formula meeting will be held on: “Protecting the Peacekeeper: Suppressing the Deployment of Improvised Explosive Devices against Peace Operations”. The meeting is being co-hosted by Kenya, China, Estonia, France, Ireland, Mexico, Niger, Norway, Saint Vincent and...

  • November 2020

    UN Peacekeeping

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Council will hold its annual briefing with the heads of UN police components in UN peace operations. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to brief. The briefing will be held via videoconference (VTC). The heads of police components of three UN peacekeeping operations and one special political mission will also brief: Pascal Champion, the police commissioner of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA); Unaisi Lutu Vuniwaqa, the police commissioner of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS); Issoufou Yacouba, the police commissioner of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA); and Serge Therriault, the police commissioner of the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH). Champion is expected to brief on increasing UN police performance and accountability while Vuniwaqa is likely to brief on the contribution of UN police to the protection of civilians. Yacouba is likely to address the issue of advancing political solutions through UN policing, and Therriault to discuss capacity-building and development efforts, focusing on the Haitian National Police. 

  • 11 September 2020

    Peacekeeping: Open Debate via VTC

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    On Monday (14 September), the Security Council will hold its annual open debate on peacekeeping in accordance with resolution 2378, which requests the Secretary-General to provide a comprehensive annual briefing on “reform of United Nations peacekeeping” every twelve months and...

  • September 2020

    Peacekeeping Operations 

    Monthly Forecast

    In September, the Security Council will receive its annual comprehensive briefing on UN peacekeeping reform as required by resolution 2378 of 20 September 2017. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to brief. 

  • Tomorrow afternoon (28 August), the Security Council president (Indonesia) is expected to announce the result of the voting on a draft resolution on women in peacekeeping operations, initiated by Indonesia. Background Peacekeeping is one of Indonesia’s priorities during its 2019-2020...