What's In Blue: September 2012

  • 25 September 2012

    Middle East High-Level Meeting

    On Wednesday afternoon (26 September), the Council will hold a high-level meeting on the Middle East focused on cooperation between the UN and the League of Arab States. The Secretaries-General of the UN and the Arab League, Ban Ki-moon and... Tags: , ,

  • On Monday morning (24 September), Council members will hold consultations on Syria. The UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative, Lakhdar Brahimi, is expected to brief on his recent visit to the region. Council members will be interested to hear Brahimi’s assessment... Tags: , ,

  • 19 September 2012

    Afghanistan Debate

    Tomorrow afternoon (20 September), the Council is scheduled to hold its quarterly debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Jan Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNAMA, is expected to brief. At press time,... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (20 September), Ambassador Néstor Osorio of Colombia—chair of the sanctions committee that deals with Iran (the “1737 Committee”)—is scheduled to present the regular 90-day report of the Committee’s work to the Council. These quarterly Council meetings on Iran... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow (19 September) the Security Council will hold an open debate on children and armed conflict. The new Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, in her first appearance before the Council, will present the Secretary-General’s latest report... Tags: ,

  • 17 September 2012

    Consultations on the DRC

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 September), Council members will be briefed on the DRC during consultations by Under-Secretary-General Hervé Ladsous, head of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations. (Ladsous has recently returned from a trip to Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC, which... Tags: , ,

  • This afternoon (17 September), Jeffrey Feltman—the head of the Department for Political Affairs—will brief the Council on progress made on the development of an integrated strategy for the Sahel region which is meant to encompass security, governance, development, human rights... Tags: , ,

  • 14 September 2012

    Somalia Resolution

    On Monday (17 September) the Council is likely to adopt a resolution on Somalia. The resolution is intended to mark the end of the transition in the country and lay out the Council’s expectations for the next phase with regard... Tags: , ,

  • 14 September 2012

    Liberia Resolution Adoption

    On Monday morning (17 September), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). The adoption follows a briefing which took place on Tuesday (11 September) by Karin Landgren, the... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (11 September), the Council will receive a briefing from Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General in Sierra Leone and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL). Toyberg-Frandzen will present the Secretary-General’s... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (6 September) the Council is scheduled to hold its regular fortnightly meeting (in consultations) on the situation between Sudan and South Sudan, in accordance with resolution 2046. Haile Menkerios, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Sudan and South... Tags: , ,

  • Germany, as President of the Security Council for September, has initiated a high-level meeting on change in the Arab world which will take place on 26 September. It will be chaired by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle. Both UN Secretary-General... Tags: , ,