Security Council Visiting Missions

  • Council members arrived in Ouagadoudou yesterday morning (24 March) for the final day of their visiting mission, with the objective of assessing the situation in Burkina Faso and discussing the work of the G5 Sahel, whose rotating presidency Burkina Faso...

  • For the last one and a half days, Council members have held several meetings in Bamako focusing on the situation in Mali, the role of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), and the operationalisation of the...

  • 21 March 2019

    Visiting Mission to Mali and Burkina Faso

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    This evening (21 March), Security Council members are leaving New York on a visiting mission to Mali and Burkina Faso. There are three main objectives of the visiting mission, which is co-led by Côte d’Ivoire, France and Germany. First, it aims at assessing progress and encouraging further implementation of the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali. Second, it aims at assessing the status of the operationalisation of the joint force of the G5 Sahel (FC-G5S) after a six-month hiatus following a terrorist attack against its headquarters in central Mali in June 2018. Third, it seeks to focus on the degradation of the security situation in Burkina Faso.

  • Security Council members visited Guinea-Bissau from 15 to 16 February, following the mission’s first stop in Côte d’Ivoire. The Guinea-Bissau leg was organised as a conflict prevention initiative, just weeks before legislative elections scheduled for 10 March—which were delayed twice...

  • Security Council members arrived in Abidjan on Thursday evening (14 February). The next morning (15 February), they held meetings with Foreign Minister Marcel Amon-Tanoh at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan at the presidential...

  • Security Council members leave this evening (13 February) for Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau. Equatorial Guinea, this month’s Council president, and Côte d’Ivoire are co-leading the mission, planned for 14 to 16 February. The highlight of the Ivorian leg will be...

  • February 2019

    Council Visiting Mission

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    During February, Security Council members are expected to undertake a visiting mission to Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau. Côte d’Ivoire and Equatorial Guinea are co-leading the mission.

  • In September, the Council undertook its 63rd visiting mission since 1992 when it visited the DRC for the 14th time. The Council has utilised visiting missions more often in recent years, having conducted 13 missions covering 26 countries between January 2016 and October 2018, with five missions in both 2016 and 2017.

  • Yesterday (7 October) the Security Council completed its visiting mission to Kinshasa. The final day consisted of a series of meetings with MONUSCO, as well as one meeting with female political candidates for the upcoming presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections....

  • Today (Saturday, 6 October) was an extremely busy day for Council members, with a series of meetings with senior government officials, opposition and pro-government political parties, and civil society organizations. Meetings with Government Officials The back-to-back meetings culminated at the...

  • Today (5 October), the Security Council began its visiting mission to the DRC with meetings with the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) and the leadership of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO). Soon after arriving in Kinshasa...

  • 4 October 2018

    Security Council Visiting Mission to the DRC

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    The Security Council leaves today on a visiting mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that will run from Friday (5 October) through Sunday (7 October). This will be the Council’s 14th visit to the DRC. The most...

  • 2 May 2018: The final day of the Council mission (Tuesday) saw the delegation visiting Rakhine State before heading back to New York. The day started with a short flight to Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State. Upon landing members...

  • The Security Council delegation began their day by meeting the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Mansour Al-Otaibi (Kuwait), one of the co-leads of the visiting mission, introduced members of the delegation and said that the Council is determined to send...

  • Following a stopover in Kuwait City, which included a dinner hosted by the Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah, the Council delegation travelled to Cox’s Bazar, its first stop on the visiting mission. Meetings with...