What's In Blue: June 2011

  • 29 June 2011

    ICTY Resolution

    The council today (29 June) adopted a resolution on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia prepared by the working group on tribunals under Portugal’s chairmanship. The resolution extends the terms of a number of permanent and ad-litem judges... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing UNDOF’s mandate, which expires on 30 June. The Council was scheduled to adopt it today (28 June) but differences over whether and how to address recent events seem to be... Tags: , , ,

  • The Council is expected to adopt a resolution by 30 June extending the temporary re-deployment of three armed helicopters to UNOCI. It seems that the resolution was circulated to Council members last Friday (20 June). The UN’s Department of Peacekeeping... Tags: , ,

  • 27 June 2011

    DRC Resolution

    Council members appear ready to adopt a resolution tomorrow (28 June)renewing MONUSCO’s mandate for another year. Following a first round of negotiations on the French draft last Monday (20 June) Council members at the expert level agreed that the draft... Tags: , ,

  • 23 June 2011

    Insights on Sudan

    The situation in Sudan continues to occupy the Council. On Monday, 20 June, the Council were briefed by Thabo Mbeki, Chairperson of the AU High Level Implementation Panel and Haile Menkerios, head of UNMIS, via video link from Addis Ababa... Tags: , ,

  • The Council is scheduled to hold consultations on the Liberia sanctions regime on 23 June to discuss the report from the Liberia sanctions regime’s Panel of Experts. The Liberia Sanctions Committee received the report on 1 June and it was... Tags: , ,

  • 22 June 2011


    Yesterday (21 June) the UK circulated a draft presidential statement on Somalia to Council members. It appears the draft proposes that the Council should welcome the Kampala Accord of 9 June between the Somali president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and... Tags: , ,

  • 20 June 2011

    DRC Resolution

    This afternoon Council members will discuss at expert level a draft resolution renewing MONUSCO’s mandate for another year. The draft was circulated by France last Wednesday (15 June). The P5 received a copy in early June. It seems that consensus... Tags: , ,

  • 17 June 2011

    Somali Piracy Report

    On Wednesday, 15 June, the Secretary-General’s report on possible modalities for the establishment of anti-piracy courts (requested by the Council in resolution 1976 of 11 April) was circulated to Council members. A briefing on the report by Under- Secretary-General for... Tags: , , ,

  • 15 June 2011

    Briefing on Sudan

    The briefing on Sudan by peacekeeping head Alain Le Roy, which was postponed twice since Friday, is scheduled to take place today (15 June) at 3 pm. It is also possible that UN Special Envoy, Haile Menkerios, and former South... Tags: , ,

  • 14 June 2011


    On 15 June, the Chair of the AU High Level Ad-Hoc Committee on Libya will brief the Council on its mediation efforts. (The AU Committee includes Congo, Mali, Mauritania (Chair) South Africa and Uganda&#8212 and will be represented at ministerial... Tags: , ,

  • 13 June 2011

    Briefing on Sudan

    The briefing on Sudan scheduled for this afternoon by peacekeeping head, Alain le Roy, has been postponed. It appears that the parties asked the Council to give them more time to work out a solution to Abyei. (Since Sunday Ethiopian... Tags: , ,

  • The Security Council is expected to meet in a private session (as requested under the Provisional Rules of Procedure) on 16 June to formally recommend the re-appointment of the Secretary-General for the 2012-2016 term. Members of the Council met in... Tags: , ,

  • 13 June 2011

    Briefing on Sudan

    The briefing on Sudan by peacekeeping head, Alain le Roy, to the Council originally scheduled for Friday (10 June) was moved from Friday to today (Monday, 13 June). Council members decided to wait so that the briefing could include a... Tags: , ,

  • 10 June 2011


    On Monday 13 June, the Council will hold consultations on Cyprus, followed by the adoption of a resolution on extending the mandate of UNFICYP for another 6 months. The resolution is expected to keep to language contained in the Secretary-General’s... Tags: , ,

  • The mandates for the Iran and DRPK sanctions committees experts expire on 9 and 12 June respectively. Council members at expert level have been negotiating resolutions renewing the mandate of these two panel of experts and expected to adopt them... Tags: , , , , ,

  • 9 June 2011

    Briefing on Sudan

    Tomorrow, 10 June, Council members are expected to be briefed by the Secretariat on the situation in Sudan. The implementation of the presidential statement adopted on 3 June which made very specific demands to the parties with regard to the... Tags: , ,

  • This afternoon Council members will be briefed by Assistant Secretary General Oscar Fernandez Taranco in closed consultations. This will be followed by discussions on a draft resolution on the situation in Syria. The resolution was circulated on 25 May by... Tags: ,

  • 3 June 2011

    Western Sahara Talks

    Starting on Sunday, 5 June, the parties to the Western Sahara conflict will convene for three days of talks at Greentree Estate, New York . This will be the seventh round of UN-backed informal talks between Morocco and the Polisario... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow (3 June 2011) Abou Moussa, the Head of UN Office in Central Africa (UNOCA) will brief Council members during informal consultations. Moussa did not meet with Council members prior to his appointment and this will be his first interaction... Tags: , , ,

  • Council members are negotiating a presidential statement on Sudan at expert level which may be adopted tomorrow. The US raised the possibility of a statement on Tuesday, 31 May. However, given the pace of events on the ground and the... Tags: , ,