Update Reports

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

  • 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.

  • On 16 November the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, is expected to brief Council members in consultations after an informal meeting between Morocco and the Polisario—facilitated by Ross in Manhasset, NY from 7 to 9 November. The Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) is also 

  • On 21 October a public meeting of the Council is scheduled on Somalia. Uganda (which holds the presidency this month) has taken the initiative to call for the meeting. The Secretary-General and AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Ramtane Lamamra are expected to speak at the public meeting. A private meeting will follow.

  • The Council will hold a thematic meeting on counterterrorism on 27 September at the initiative of Turkey, the current Council president.Turkey also chairs the Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee. The country’s Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, is expected to preside and the Secretary-General is expected to address the Council. 

  • 14 September 2010

    Update Report No. 2: Nepal

    The Council is to act on the future of UNMIN before its mandate expires on 15 September. Over the last week the Council received two letters with different requests on UNMIN’s mandate renewal—one from the Nepalese government and the other from the UCPN-Maoist party. 

  • A briefing on recent developments in the DRC is expected on 7 September. Assistant Secretary-General Atul Khare and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Margot Wallström, will participate in a formal Council meeting and brief on the mass rapes perpetrated in eastern DRC from 30 July to 2 August.

  • An open debate is expected in the Security Council on 16 July on the topic “Optimising the Use of Preventive Diplomacy Tools: Prospects and Challenges in Africa”. The meeting will be presided over by Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Henry Odein Ajumogobia.

  • An open debate on “The Promotion and Strengthening of the Rule of Law in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security” is scheduled for 29 June. The debate which has been initiated by Mexico in its capacity as president is expected to be chaired by Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo, Deputy Foreign Minister for multilateral 

  • The Council seems likely to adopt very shortly a resolution that would impose additional sanctions on Iran. However, a vote seems probable since unanimous support appears unlikely.

  • The Council is expected to adopt a resolution shortly on revising the mandate of MINUSTAH reflecting recent developments and decisions regarding the UN role in Haiti in light of the new challenges since the 12 January earthquake. (The mission is currently authorised until 15 October.)

  • On 26 May Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri will preside over an open meeting of the Security Council on Intercultural Dialogue for Peace and Security (Lebanon holds the presidency this month). Hariri will deliver the opening statement, followed by an address from the Secretary-General.

  • On Wednesday, 19 May, President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti is scheduled to address the Council in an open meeting. In a letter sent earlier this month Guelleh requested to appear before the Council to discuss Horn of Africa issues. He is expected to address both Djibouti’s border dispute with Eritrea, as well as the situation in Somalia.

  • The Council is expected to soon take early action on revising the mandate of MINUSTAH to respond to the post-earthquake environment in Haiti. (The mission is currently authorised through to 15 October.)

  • On 6 April in informal consultations Russia introduced a draft resolution on Somali piracy to Council members. A revised draft was circulated on 15 April. It would ask the Secretary-General to prepare a report within three months on possible options (such as special domestic chambers, a regional tribunal or an international tribunal) for 

  • The open debate on Security Council working methods, originally scheduled for 29 April, is now expected to take place on 22 April. No formal outcome is planned, but it is hoped that the debate will inform the work of the Council’s Informal Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions (chaired by Japan) for the