Post-Conflict Stabilisation, including DDR and SSR

  • December 2020

    Security Sector Reform

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, Council president South Africa is expected to convene a ministerial-level debate on “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: Security Sector Governance and Reform (SSR)”. South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor, will preside over the meeting, which will be held via videoconference. AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Smaїl Chergui is expected to brief. Representatives of several member states that are on the Council agenda and that have undertaken SSR processes, including Colombia, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Iraq, are expected to participate in accordance with rule 37 of the provisional rules of procedure.

  • At the initiative of Bolivia, the Security Council will hold a briefing tomorrow (13 June) under the agenda item maintenance of international peace and security with the title “Comprehensive Approach to Mine Action and Explosive Hazard Threat Mitigation.” Assistant Secretary-General...

  • June 2017

    Mine Action

    Monthly Forecast

    At the initiative of Bolivia, the Council is expected to hold a meeting in June on mine action and explosive hazard threat mitigation, with a briefing by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and possibly one other speaker who would offer a perspective from the field. Bolivia is expected to circulate a concept note ahead of the meeting and has signalled its intention to propose a draft resolution.

  • 19 August 2015

    Briefing on Security Sector Reform

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    Tomorrow morning (20 August), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on Security Sector Reform (SSR) at the initiative of Nigeria. The briefers are expected to be Dmitry Titov, the Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security...

  • November 2014

    UN Policing

    Monthly Forecast

    At the initiative of Australia, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous will brief on cross-cutting thematic issues in UN policing. The Council will also hear from three heads of police components of UN missions. The adoption of the first stand-alone resolution on UN policing is the likely outcome.

  • Tomorrow (28 April) morning, the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on security sector reform (SSR) with the Secretary-General expected to brief and Foreign Minister Aminu Wali of Nigeria expected to chair the meeting. The outcome will...

  • 17 April 2014

    Security Council Retreat

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    The annual Security Council retreat with the Secretary-General will be held early next week—21 and 22 April—in Greentree, New York. The Secretary-General and senior staff of the UN Secretariat will meet with the Permanent Representatives of the 15 Council members....

  • April 2014

    Security Sector Reform

    Monthly Forecast

    In April, the Council expects to hold an open debate on security sector reform (SSR) and consider the Secretary-General’s 13 August 2013 report “Securing States and Societies: Strengthening the UN Comprehensive Support to SSR”. The first-ever stand-alone resolution on SSR is the likely outcome.

  • Council members have had two rounds of negotiations on a draft presidential statement which is expected to be adopted at the security sector reform (SSR) debate on Wednesday, 12 October. This debate, initiated by Nigeria, the Council president for October,...

  • October 2011

    Security Sector Reform

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to hold a debate in October on security sector reform (SSR), a theme that was last discussed following a briefing by the Secretary-General on 12 May 2008. Nigeria will chair the debate, with either its president or foreign minister likely to preside, and is likely to circulate a concept paper early in October.

  • 9 March 2011

    Insights on the Civilian Capacity Review

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    In response to discussions in the Security Council on civilian capacity for deployment in post conflict situations, the Secretary-General this week issued the independent report of the Senior Advisory Group on “civilian capacity in the aftermath of conflict”. It was...

  • On 11 February, at the initiative of Brazil, the Council will hold an open debate on the interdependence between security and development.

  • A presidential statement for the debate on “post-conflict peacebuilding: institution building” is expected to be put under silence procedure today. Council members met last Friday and then again yesterday to discuss the substance of the statement drafted by Bosnia and...

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina has circulated a draft presidential statement for the open debate on “Post-conflict Peacebuilding: Institution Building” scheduled for 21 January. Council members will start discussions on the draft tomorrow morning. While most of the issues in the draft...

  • Turkey has indicated that as Council president in September it will call for a formal meeting of the Council on 23 September. It has proposed that this be at the level of heads of state and government.