Security Council Visiting Missions

  • KINSHASA: Council members began their tour of the Great Lakes when they landed in Kinshasa this evening (4 October). Over the next three days they will also be visiting Goma, Kigali and Entebbe. The final stop will be Addis Ababa...

  • October 2013

    Visiting Mission to Africa

    Monthly Forecast

    Council members are planning to visit Addis Ababa, Kigali, Goma, Kampala and Kinshasa in early October. A briefing on the mission is expected on 21 October with a written report to follow.

  • A visiting mission has been a tool the Council has used—since it first travelled to Cambodia and Viet Nam in 1964—for a number of purposes, including preventive diplomacy, gathering first-hand information, supporting peace processes and mediation.

  • December 2012

    Timor-Leste

    Monthly Forecast

    The mandate of the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste concludes at the end of December. At press time, it seemed the Council might adopt a presidential statement or resolution marking the end of the mission and perhaps formally deciding to remove Timor-Leste from its agenda.

  • FREETOWN: Council members arrived in Sierra Leone, the final leg of their visiting mission to West Africa, on Wednesday morning (23 May). The UK and South Africa were the co-leads on this leg. Council members had just one day in...

  • ABIDJAN: On Sunday evening (20 May), Council members began the second leg of their West African mission when they landed in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Shortly after arriving, Albert Gerard Koenders, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Operation...

  • ABIDJAN: This afternoon (21 May) Council members on the West Africa visiting mission had a high-level meeting with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. This was the first such meeting between Council members and...

  • MONROVIA: Council members began their three-country tour of West Africa in Monrovia, Liberia on Saturday (19 May). The last Council mission to Liberia was in May 2009. Shortly after landing in Monrovia, Council members met with Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson...

  • This afternoon (Thursday, 17 May), Council members will have consultations on their forthcoming Council mission to West Africa from 19 to 23 May where they will be visiting Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone. It is likely that they will...

  • Tomorrow morning (Tuesday, 6 March) Council members are scheduled to hold consultations on Haiti . It appears that Council members will be given an opportunity to provide feedback on the Council’s mission there from 13 February to 16 February. It...

  • 28 February 2012

    Update: Security Council Missions in 2012

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    *This is an updated version of the story published on 22 February. The Consultations which were to have taken place on that day are now scheduled for 28 February. Council members will hold consultations this afternoon (28 February) on possible...

  • Port-au-Prince: The Council mission to Haiti yesterday wrapped up its visit with a press conference at the airport in Port-au-Prince. Speaking on behalf of the Council delegation, Ambassador Susan Rice (United States) summarised some of the main impressions from the...

  • 15 February 2012

    Dispatches from Haiti Council Visit

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    Port-au-Prince: Since arriving in Haiti on 13 February, the Council mission has largely focused on the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and the implementation of its mandate. MINUSTAH was central to the Council delegation’s discussions with the Special Representative...

  • 10 February 2012

    Council Visit to Haiti

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    Next week, a Council mission is scheduled to visit Haiti, leaving on Monday 13 February and returning on Thursday 16 February. The mission will be led by Susan Rice, permanent representative of the US (the lead country on Haiti in...

  • May 2012

    Council Visiting Mission to West Africa

    Monthly Forecast

    A Council mission will visit West Africa during the week of 21 May.