What's In Blue: December 2012

  • A draft resolution on Mali, the first version of which France circulated on 5 December, is now in blue and scheduled for adoption this afternoon. It went under silence procedure yesterday evening (19 December) following intense bilateral discussions between the... Tags: , ,

  • 19 December 2012

    Peacebuilding Open Debate

    Tomorrow (20 December), the Security Council expects to hold an open debate on post-conflict peacebuilding, where Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is set to present his 8 October report (S/2012/746). Ambassador A.K. Abdul Momen (Bangladesh), the chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC),... Tags: ,

  • This afternoon (19 December) Council members will be briefed in consultations by the Department of Political Affairs on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). It seems the Secretariat requested that it provide an update on the recent occupation... Tags: , ,

  • The Security Council is set to adopt a presidential statement on Timor-Leste tomorrow morning (19 December). The statement, which has been agreed, is likely to be the Council’s last pronouncement on Timor-Leste in the foreseeable future. It comes as the... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (19 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the UN Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights (UNDOF) for six months. Russia and the US jointly circulated a draft resolution on Friday (14 December)... Tags: , ,

  • On Monday morning (17 December) the Council is scheduled to adopt two resolutions — on the 1267/1989 (Al-Qaida) sanctions and 1988 (Taliban) sanctions. Both adoptions had been originally scheduled for 13 December, but were postponed as members needed more time... Tags: , , , ,

  • On Monday (17 December), Valerie Amos, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, will brief Council members in consultations on the humanitarian situation in Syria and on improving humanitarian access following her anticipated visit this Saturday (15 December) to Damascus where she... Tags: , ,

  • The Council looks set to adopt tomorrow afternoon (12 December) a resolution renewing both the sanctions regime on Liberia and the mandate of the Panel of Experts (PoE) assisting the 1521/Liberia sanctions committee for a period of 12 months. The... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow afternoon (12 December), the Under-Secretaries-General for Peacekeeping Operations (Hervé Ladsous) and Field Support (Ameerah Haq) are scheduled to brief the Council on inter-mission cooperation between UN peacekeeping operations. Statements by Council members are expected following the briefings. Although Morocco,... Tags: ,

  • 10 December 2012

    Guinea-Bissau Briefings

    Tomorrow morning (11 December), Council members are scheduled to receive a briefing in consultations from Joseph Mutaboba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS). The Special Representative is likely to focus... Tags: , ,

  • 7 December 2012

    High-Level Sahel Meeting

    On Monday morning (10 December), Foreign Minister Saad-Eddine Al Othmani (Morocco) will preside over a high-level public meeting of the Security Council on the Sahel region. During the meeting, the Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and the Special Envoy for the... Tags: , , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (6 December), the Security Council is scheduled to hold consultations on Sudan/South Sudan and on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Edmond Mulet, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, is set to brief on both these issues.... Tags: , , , , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (5 December), the Security Council will receive a briefing from Jeffrey Feltman, head of the Department of Political Affairs, on the Secretary-General’s 29 November report on the situation in Mali (S/2012/894). The briefing is scheduled to be followed... Tags: , , , , ,

  • December is traditionally a busy month for the Council, with all scheduled meetings likely to conclude this year by Thursday 20 December. Today (4 December), besides adopting the programme of work for December, the Council also received its first briefing... Tags:

  • 3 December 2012

    Yemen Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (4 December), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on Yemen by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, Jamal Benomar. (In resolution 2051 of 12 June, the Council requested that it be updated on developments in Yemen every... Tags: , ,