South Sudan

  • December 2011

    Sudan and South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council expects to receive a briefing and hold consultations in December on the most recent report of the Secretary-General on the UN Interim Security Force in Abyei (UNISFA), which was due on 27 November but had not been officially released at press time. Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, is expected to brief the Council. It is also possible that Lt. General Tadesse Werede Tesfay, the UNISFA Force Commander, will brief as well via videoconferencing. The Council is likely to renew the mandate of UNISFA, which expires on 27 December.  

  • Council members are currently negotiating a presidential statement on Sudan circulated by the US last Friday. Apparently the impetus for the draft presidential statement was the bombings in Upper Nile and Unity states which had taken place earlier in the...

  • 14 November 2011

    Briefing and Consultations on South Sudan

    What's in Blue

    Council members will be briefed tomorrow (15 November), on the Secretary-General’s latest report on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) by Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. Hilde Johnson, Head of UNMISS, is also expected to brief from Juba...

  • 11 November 2011

    Continuation of Sudan and South Sudan Briefing

    What's in Blue

    Yesterday’s ICJ elections went on well past the morning allocated for the voting and as a result delayed the Council’s scheduled consultations on Sudan and South Sudan. It was after 5 pm by the time Council members were able to...

  • 10 November 2011

    Council Briefing on Sudan and South Sudan

    What's in Blue

    Council members will be briefed in consultations this afternoon (10 November) by Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Haile Menkerios, on north-south negotiations. It seems that he will particularly focus on issues related to the unresolved Comprehensive Peace Agreement...

  • November 2011

    Sudan and South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Council expects to receive a briefing and hold consultations on the Secretary-General's report on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The briefing may be provided by Hervé Ladsous, Head of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, or Hilde Johnson, Head of UNMISS, or possibly both.

  • October 2011

    Sudan and South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Council is likely to review the force levels of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to ascertain whether conditions in South Sudan could permit a reduction of the mandated level of military personnel from up to 7,000 to 6,000. If the Council does decide to decrease the force level, it will need to adopt a resolution.

  • September 2011

    Sudan, South Sudan and Darfur

    Monthly Forecast

    In September, the Council is likely to be briefed on the Secretary-General's second report on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), due on 27 September.

  • August 2011

    Sudan and South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council has no previously scheduled meetings on Sudan or South Sudan in August. However, because of developments there members will be following the situation closely and meetings at short notice are possible.

  • 12 July 2011

    South Sudan and UNMIS

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow (13 July) the Council will have a high-level debate on Sudan presided over by the German foreign minister. Prior to the debate the Council is expected to adopt a resolution recommending that South Sudan be admitted as a member...

  • 11 July 2011

    South Sudan Independence

    What's in Blue

    The Council will meet this afternoon (11 July) to consider South Sudan’s application for membership to the UN. Following the establishment of the Republic of South Sudan as an independent state, its president, Salva Kiir submitted an application for UN...

  • 8 July 2011

    UNMIS Resolution

    What's in Blue

    Council members are expected to adopt a technical resolution on UNMIS later today (Friday, 8 July) wrapping up its mandate. This follows the Council’s adoption of a resolution this morning setting up a new mission in Southern Sudan (UNMISS). The...

  • 7 July 2011

    Resolution on a UN mission in South Sudan

    What's in Blue

    The Council is expected to adopt a resolution on a new UN mission in South Sudan tomorrow (8 July). Following a five-hour meeting at permanent representative level yesterday afternoon and further consultations at expert level this morning it appears that...

  • 6 July 2011

    Resolution on a UN mission in South Sudan

    What's in Blue

    This afternoon ( Wednesday, 6 July) Council members will discuss at permanent representative level a draft resolution on a new mission in South Sudan. The draft resolution was circulated by the US on 30th June and negotiations were held yesterday...

  • July 2011

    South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to finalise and adopt the mandate of a new mission for South Sudan ahead of its independence on 9 July. The mandate of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) expires on 9 July.