What's In Blue: Europe

  • 15 November 2022

    Ukraine: Briefing*

    Tomorrow afternoon (16 November), the Security Council will convene for an open briefing on the situation in Ukraine. Albania and the US—the political co-penholders on Ukraine—requested the meeting with the aim of providing a comprehensive update on the political and... Tags: ,

  • This afternoon (2 November), following the debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Security Council is expected to vote on a Russian-proposed draft resolution invoking article VI of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). The BWC prohibits the development, production, acquisition, transfer,... Tags: , , ,

  • Tomorrow afternoon (2 November), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Council members are also expected to vote on a draft resolution renewing the authorisation of the EU-led multinational stabilisation force (EUFOR ALTHEA) for an additional... Tags: ,

  • Tomorrow morning (31 October), the Security Council will convene for an open briefing on Ukraine under the “Threats to International Peace and Security” agenda item. Russia requested the meeting, citing allegations of a 29 October attack against its ships in... Tags: ,

  • This afternoon (27 October), the Security Council will convene for two meetings on Ukraine under the agenda item “Threats to international peace and security”, both of which were requested by Russia. In requesting the first meeting, which will be held... Tags: ,

  • 20 October 2022

    Ukraine: Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (21 October), the Security Council will convene for an open briefing on the situation in Ukraine. France and Mexico—the humanitarian co-penholders on Ukraine—requested the meeting, which will focus on the protection of civilians and critical infrastructure in Ukraine.... Tags: ,

  • This afternoon (30 September), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution titled “Illegal So-Called Referenda in Ukraine”. The draft text in blue condemns Russia’s referendums held in its occupied territories in Ukraine from 23 to 27... Tags: ,

  • 26 September 2022

    Ukraine: Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (27 September), the Security Council will convene for an open briefing on the situation in Ukraine. Albania and the US requested the meeting following a letter sent by Ukraine to the president of the Security Council. Ukraine’s letter... Tags: ,

  • 21 September 2022

    Ukraine: High-Level Briefing

    Tomorrow morning (22 September), the Security Council will convene for a ministerial-level briefing on Ukraine. The meeting, titled “The fight against impunity in Ukraine”, is a signature event of France’s Council presidency. French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine... Tags: ,

  • This morning (14 September), following the meeting on Syria, Security Council members will hold a meeting under “any other business” to discuss the clashes that erupted along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border on the night between 12 and 13 September. According to... Tags: ,

  • 7 September 2022

    Ukraine: Briefing

    This afternoon (7 September), the Security Council will convene for an open briefing on the situation in Ukraine. The expected briefers are Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights and head of the UN... Tags: ,

  • This afternoon (6 September), the Security Council will hold an open briefing on the situation in Ukraine under the agenda item “threats to international peace and security”. The meeting, which was requested by Russia, is expected to focus on the... Tags: ,

  • 23 August 2022

    Ukraine Briefing*

    Tomorrow morning (24 August), the Security Council will convene for an open briefing on the situation in Ukraine. The meeting, which was requested by Albania, France, Ireland, Norway, the UK, and the US, will mark six months since the outbreak of... Tags: ,

  • On Monday (15 August), Security Council members will discuss the situation in Georgia under “any other business”. Albania, France, Ireland, Norway, the UK, and the US requested the meeting to mark the 14th anniversary of the 2008 Russia-Georgia war. A... Tags: ,

  • This afternoon (11 August), the Security Council will hold an open briefing on the situation in Ukraine under the agenda item “threats to international peace and security”. The meeting, which was requested by Russia, is expected to focus on recent... Tags: ,