Update Reports

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

  • On 17 November UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Lynn Pascoe is expected to brief the Council on recent developments relating to the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Threats to civilians from the LRA actors have increased in the past months. Council members seem likely to want to discuss ways to address the problems.

  • On 26 October the Council is expected to hold a public debate on the report of the Secretary-General on support to AU peacekeeping operations authorised by the UN. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy is expected to present the Secretary-General’s report.

  • On 27 October the Council is expected to hold consultations on the Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of resolution 1559 and receive a briefing from the Special Envoy for this issue, Terje Rød-Larsen. This resolution, adopted in 2004, urged the disarmament of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias and the extension of government control over all Lebanese territory.

  • The Security Council is set to hold an open debate on the Middle East on 14 October. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe is expected to brief the Council and the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Secretary-General of the Arab League are likely to participate. No outcome is expected.

  • The 1540 Committee on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism is scheduled to hold an open meeting from 30 September to 2 October as part of its comprehensive review. Member states and international, regional and subregional organisations and other entities have been invited to participate in the comprehensive review process and in the open meeting.

  • On 24 September the Security Council will hold a summit-level meeting on the issue of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. The meeting will be chaired by US President Barack Obama. A draft resolution is currently being discussed by Council members and is expected to be adopted at the end of the meeting.

  • At the time of writing the Council was expected to meet this afternoon to discuss the situation in Myanmar and the implications of Aung San Suu Kyi being sentenced to a further 18 months of house arrest after an 86 day trial.

  • On Tuesday 21 July Council members will meet in closed consultations to discuss the situation between Djibouti and Eritrea. A briefing by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe is expected. Eritrea has not complied with the Council’s demands in resolution 1862 that it withdraw its forces from 

  • On 22 July the Council will consider the Secretary-General’s report on peacebuilding in the immediate aftermath of conflict which was circulated on 11 June. The meeting will be chaired by the foreign minister of Uganda (president of the Council for July), Sam Kutesa.

  • The Council is expected to hold a public debate on UN peacekeeping on 29 June. Turkey, as the Council’s president in June, wants to focus the debate on the Council’s relationship with troop contributing countries (TCCs), police contributing countries (PCCs) and major financial contributors. The debate is expected to feature 

  • On Thursday 25 June the Council will meet in closed consultations to discuss the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) which was issued on 10 June. A briefing by Alain Le Roy, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations who just visited Liberia is likely. UNMIL’s mandate expires on 30 September 2009.

  • On 25 June Joaquim Chissano, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Lord’s Resistance Army-Affected Areas, is expected to give a final briefing to the Council before his mandate is suspended on 30 June. His last briefing to the Council took place in closed consultations in December 2008.

  • The Council members are expecting a briefing on 5 June by the Secretary-General on his 23 May visit to Sri Lanka. The format is likely to be an interactive dialogue involving all Council members, the Secretary-General and the Sri Lankan permanent representative. It will not be a Council meeting as such.

  • 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.

  • The Council will hold consultations on 22 May and is expected to agree on the renewal of the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). It is also expected to discuss the most recent report of the Secretary-General on Cyprus. The Secretary General’s Special Representative in Cyprus Tayé-Brook Zerihoun is expected to brief the Council.