Security Council Visiting Missions

  • On Monday 6 June the Council is expecting a briefing on the visit to Africa which Council members took from 19 to 26 May. The trip consisted of the following segments, and their respective leaders or co-leaders will be the briefers: AU headquarters in Addis Ababa (led by Council President Ambassador Gerard Araud of France); Sudan (co-led by Ambassador Vitaly Churkin of Russia and Ambassador Susan Rice of the US) and a Somalia-focused visit to Nairobi (co-led by Ambassador Baso Sangqu of South Africa and Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant of the UK).

  • 19 May 2011

    Security Council Mission to Africa

    What's in Blue

    Council members will begin their mission to Africa tomorrow. (The Council itself remains formally at Headquarters in New York and would meet here if required on any issue.) Members will be visiting Nairobi, Juba, Abyei, Khartoum and Addis Ababa. Members...

  • 16 May 2011

    DPA Briefing on Emerging Issues

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    Tomorrow afternoon B. Lynn Pascoe, head of the Department of Political Affairs (DPA), will brief the Council for the second time this month on a number of issues. It seems that tomorrow’s briefing is likely to include Yemen, Libya, Syria,...

  • May 2011

    Visiting Mission to Africa

    Monthly Forecast

    Council members are planning a visit in May to several locations in Africa, most likely Nairobi, Juba, Abyei, Khartoum and Addis Ababa. Council members have travelled to Africa at least once a year for the last decade. Some of these trips were focused on just one situation from the Council’s agenda but most have included several.

  • 9 February 2011

    Insights on a Council visit to the Middle East

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    Council members are now consulting with capitals following Russia’s proposal for a Council visit to the Middle East. Yesterday during consultations, Russian Permanent Representative Vitaly Churkin announced a proposed Council visit to Israel and Palestine, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. Serious...

  • On 28 May the Council is expecting a briefing on the recent mission by Council members to Africa. The five-day, four-country trip had four leaders who led or co-led the delegation at different destinations.

  • A Council mission will visit Africa between 30 May and 10 June. The itinerary so far includes Kenya (for discussions on Somalia),Sudan, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Côte d’Ivoire. The mission may also visit Djibouti, where the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and elements from the Asmara-

  • November 2005

    Council Mission to Central Africa

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania from November 04 to 11. A report on the visit is expected in November.