What's In Blue: September 2011

  • It seems the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict will meet at 3 pm to adopt conclusions on the Secretary-General’s first report on children and armed conflict in Iraq. It appears that the Secretary-General’s report on children and armed... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow (29 September) the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution that would re-authorise the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). It appears, however, that there is still no agreed text. A draft resolution was put under silence procedure last night,... Tags: , , ,

  • 28 September 2011

    Council Briefing on Kosovo

    This afternoon Council members will be briefed by the Secretariat during consultations on yesterday’s incident in Kosovo. It seems that Russia requested this briefing yesterday in order to obtain more information on developments on the ground following clashes at a... Tags: , ,

  • This afternoon Council members will start negotiations at permanent representative level on a revised European draft on Syria. The draft was circulated to Council members yesterday evening. It seems that Russia has also circulated a draft text on Syria but... Tags: ,

  • Tomorrow (28 September) the Council will meet in a closed formal meeting to discuss Palestine’s application for UN membership. During informal consultations yesterday (26 September) afternoon, Council members agreed that the next step would be to have a formal meeting... Tags: , ,

  • Council members will meet this afternoon in informal consultations to discuss Palestine’s application to the UN (S/2011/592). The application was formally submitted to the Secretary-General on Friday, 23 September by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The application was then sent to... Tags: , ,

  • 20 September 2011

    Preventive Diplomacy

    The Council is currently negotiating a presidential statement which is likely to be adopted at a high level meeting scheduled for Thursday, 22 September. The meeting will focus on how to strengthen and consolidate preventive diplomacy. President Michel Suleiman of... Tags: ,

  • 16 September 2011

    Liberia Resolution

    A resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission on Liberia (UNMIL) was scheduled to be adopted yesterday. However, after the resolution was put in blue on 14 September, a few Council members broke silence resulting in a delay in... Tags: , , , , ,

  • 15 September 2011

    Council Meeting on Kosovo

    The Security Council will meet this evening (15 September) in response to a Serbian letter (S/2011/574) requesting the Council to meet on the situation related to the customs and border police control of the boundary crossings between north Kosovo and... Tags: , ,

  • It appears that adoption of the resolution to renew the authorisation of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), scheduled for tomorrow (16 September), has been postponed following a formal request from the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC). It seems... Tags: , ,

  • 15 September 2011

    Libya Resolution

    Expert level negotiations on a draft resolution on Libya continued today. Yesterday’s meeting led to a revised version being circulated last night and a second negotiation was scheduled for this morning. It seems possible that the draft resolution may be... Tags: , ,

  • 15 September 2011

    Monthly DPA Briefing

    Today Council members will have their monthly briefing on emerging issues by the Department of Political Affairs head, B. Lynn Pascoe. It seems the briefing will focus largely on Yemen and Iraq. It is possible that other issues, particularly related... Tags: , , ,

  • 14 September 2011

    Consultations on Kosovo

    This afternoon (14 September) Council members will have consultations at permanent representative level to discuss a letter sent from Serbia requesting a meeting of the Council tomorrow “in order to prevent the realisation of Pristina’s threat to unilaterally impose, on... Tags: , ,

  • 14 September 2011

    Libya Resolution

    This afternoon (14 September) Council members will meet at expert level to discuss a draft resolution on Libya which was circulated by the UK yesterday. Earlier in the week, the permanent members discussed an initial text and it appears that... Tags: , ,

  • 13 September 2011

    Somalia Debate and Resolution

    Tomorrow (September 14), during a public debate, the Council will be briefed on developments in Somalia and the Secretary-General’s latest report on Somalia by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Augustine Mahiga. Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Special Representative of the... Tags: , ,

  • A number of Council meetings related to the UN mission in Liberia (UNMIL) are expected to take place this week. Tomorrow morning (13 September), the Council will be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Liberia, Ellen Margrethe Løj, on... Tags: , ,

  • 8 September 2011

    Consultations on Libya

    Tomorrow (9 September) Council members will be briefed in consultations by Ian Martin, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for post-conflict planning in Libya, on his recent visit to Libya where he met with senior NTC representatives. Council members appear keen to... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow (8 September) Council members are expecting to be briefed on Sudan and South Sudan by DPKO Assistant Secretary-General, Edmond Mullet, and Deputy Director of the Coordination and Response Division in OCHA, Philippe Lazzarini. The head of the UN Mission... Tags: , , ,

  • 6 September 2011

    Cyprus Briefing

    Tomorrow (7 September) Council members are scheduled to have a briefing on Cyprus by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Alexander Downer, via video-conference. It seems the main focus of the briefing will be on the Secretary-General’s assessment report on the status... Tags: , ,

  • The Council’s programme of work in September is typically affected by the start of the general debate at the General Assembly, in the third week of September. During the opening week of the general debate, which is attended by world... Tags: ,