Update Reports

Supplementary reports issued throughout the month on emerging or developing situations being addressed by the Security Council.

  • On 8 April, Council members expect to hold a meeting in consultations on Kenya’s request to defer the application of the International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction, under Article 16 of the Rome Statute.

  • On 23 March the Council will hold a debate to consider the fourth annual report of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC).

  • Security Council members seem likely to intensify the discussions on Libya this week.

  • 25 February 2011

    Update Report No. 3: Libya

    During informal consultations on Thursday 24 February, Council members discussed taking action under Chapter VII of the UN Charter to impose deterrent measures against the Libyan regime. There seemed to be wide support for moving down that track and the UK offered to draft some elements for further discussion once Council members had a further briefing today.

  • Council members are taking seriously the clashes between the Thai and Cambodian military in the vicinity of the Preah Vihear temple complex on the Thailand-Cambodia border. Unlike past Council responses to similar events on the Thai-Cambodian border, this time Council members have not been deterred from taking up the issue.

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

  • On 21 January the Council at the initiative of January’s president, Bosnia and Herzegovina, will hold an open debate on institution building as part of post-conflict peacebuilding.

  • The Council is expected to adopt a resolution in the coming days to approve troop reinforcement for the peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire to enable the mission to effectively carry out its mandate, in response to a request on 7 January from the Secretary-General.

  • Security Council members are discussing a draft resolution informally circulated on 21 December 2010 by Lebanon on behalf of the Arab Group. The resolution addresses Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory and peace negotiations. Before any further steps are taken there will be a period of ongoing discussions.

  • The Security Council on 17 June 2011 adopted resolution 1988 related to the 1267 Committee on Taliban and al Qaeda sanctions. Resolution 1988 proceeds from a recognition that the security situation in Afghanistan has evolved. It now establishes a separate list for Taliban individuals and entities subject to sanctions and it also establishes a new Afghanistan.

  • 10 December 2010

    Update Report No. 4: Iraq

    The US (Council president in December) has scheduled a high profile meeting of the Council on Iraq on 15 December. US Vice President Joseph Biden is expected to chair the meeting. It was unclear at time of writing at what level other Council members would participate.

  • It is expected that the Council will consider in December the renewal of the authorisation of AMISOM, the AU Mission in Somalia. The current authorisation does not expire until 31 January 2011, but it seems possible that the Council will move the renewal forward.

  • The Council is currently holding further informal consultations on the situation in Côte d’Ivoire, following a briefing by the head of UNOCI, Choi Young-jin, via videoconferencing today. The tensions resulting from the disputed 28 November presidential elections are of increasing concern and Council members have been engaged in.

  • The Council expects to be briefed in informal consultations on Monday, 6 December by Vijay Nambiar, the Special Advisor to the Secretary-General, on his visit to Myanmar from 27 to 28 November. Council members were last briefed by him on 18 November following the 7 November elections and 13 November release of Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • 17 November 2010

    Update Report No. 3: Myanmar

    On 18 November the Council is expected to be briefed in consultations on recent developments in Myanmar byVijay Nambiar, the Secretary-General’s Chef de Cabinet, who has also served as the Secretary-General’s acting advisor on Myanmar.