What's In Blue: January 2013

  • 30 January 2013

    Council Wrap-Up Session

    Tomorrow morning (Thursday, 31 January), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a private meeting under the agenda item “Implementation of Note S/2010/507”. The meeting was convened by Pakistan—as Council President in January—as a “wrap-up session” of the Council’s work... Tags: , ,

  • On Wednesday morning (30 January), the Council will be briefed by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, followed by consultations among members, on the rule of law. (In 2012 the Council held two debates on the rule of law, the first on... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow afternoon, 29 January, the UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, is scheduled to brief Council members in consultations. Members are expecting an update from Brahimi on his efforts to forge a political solution to the on-going... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (24 January), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA). The draft resolution, circulated by France, was put in blue yesterday evening... Tags: ,

  • Tomorrow afternoon (24 January), the Security Council is scheduled to be briefed by Edmond Mulet, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, on the Secretary-General’s most recent quarterly report on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The public briefing will be... Tags: , ,

  • 23 January 2013

    Cyprus Mission Resolution

    The Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on Thursday morning (24 January) renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). The adoption follows the consultations among Council members last week (17 January) when the Special... Tags: , ,

  • 22 January 2013

    DPRK Resolution Adoption

    The Security Council seems set to adopt a resolution today (22 January) at 3pm responding to the missile launch of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 12 December 2012. In remarks to the press on behalf of Council... Tags: , , ,

  • Tomorrow afternoon (22 January), Council members will likely be updated by Jeffrey Feltman, head of the Department of Political Affairs (DPA), on developments in Mali, including on funding options for the African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA). It is... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (22 January) Council members will be briefed in consultations by Mariano Fernández Amunátegui (Chile), the outgoing Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Although no outcome was anticipated at press... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (22 January), Council members are scheduled to hold consultations on relations between Sudan and South Sudan, in accordance with resolution 2046 (2 May 2012). Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, is likely to brief. A variety of issues is... Tags: , ,

  • 18 January 2013

    Peacekeeping Open Debate

    On Monday (21 January), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate entitled “UN Peacekeeping: a multi-dimensional approach.” Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary, Jalil Abbas Jilani, is expected to chair the meeting and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is set to brief.... Tags: , ,

  • Security Council members will be briefed in consultations at 11 a.m. tomorrow (18 January) on the situation in Syria by High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos. It seems that France, the... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow afternoon (17 January), the Security Council will be briefed by Albert Gerard Koenders, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), followed by consultations. It seems that a press statement may be... Tags: , , ,

  • Tomorrow (15 January), the Security Council will hold an open debate on a comprehensive approach to counter-terrorism, with a presidential statement set to be adopted. The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Hina Rabbani Khar, is expected to preside, with several other... Tags: ,

  • 14 January 2013

    Mali Consultations

    Council members will meet this afternoon (14 January) at France’s request to discuss developments in Mali. France is expected to brief Council members on “Opération Serval” launched Friday (11 January) in Mali and it is likely that Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (Friday, 11 January), the Council will be briefed by Margaret Vogt, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA) via videoconference from Libreville, Gabon. Vogt is set to... Tags: , ,

  • 8 January 2013

    DRC Consultations

    This afternoon (8 January) Council members will be briefed in consultations by Hervé Ladsous, head of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO). The... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (Tuesday, 8 January), the Security Council is scheduled to discuss Sudan/South Sudan issues in consultations. Haile Menkerios, the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Sudan and South Sudan, and John Ging, the Director of the Coordination and... Tags: , ,

  • The Security Council begins the new year with a programme of work that combines open debates on peacekeeping and counter-terrorism with a number of regular briefings, consultations, mission renewals and debates, as well as a possible visiting mission to Yemen.... Tags: ,

  • Thursday afternoon (3 January) Council members are expecting a briefing in consultations, most likely by Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the offensive by the Seleka rebel alliance. At press... Tags: , ,