What's In Blue: Europe

  • Tomorrow morning (5 May), Russia will host an Arria-formula meeting via videoconference on the situation in Ukraine entitled “Odessa seven years after: Neo-nazism and violent nationalism as drivers of conflict in Ukraine”. The expected briefers are Dmitry Fuchedzhi, former deputy... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (17 March), Russia will host an Arria-formula meeting via videoconference on the situation in Crimea. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia (Russia) is expected to provide introductory and closing remarks at the meeting. Briefings are expected from: Chingiz Yaqubov, the Chancellor... Tags: , , ,

  • Tomorrow (12 March), there will be a high-level videoconference (VTC) Arria-formula meeting on Crimea from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (EST). The meeting—which will be live-streamed via YouTube, Facebook and the homepage of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and... Tags: , , ,

  • 10 February 2021

    Ukraine Briefing

    Tomorrow morning (11 February), the Security Council will hold a briefing via videoconference (VTC) on the situation in Ukraine. Russia requested the meeting to mark the anniversary of the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”, also... Tags: ,

  • 28 January 2021

    UNFICYP Mandate Renewal*

    Tomorrow afternoon (29 January), the Security Council president (Tunisia) is expected to read the results of the written voting procedure on a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for another six months. The UK,... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow (22 January), there will be an Arria-formula meeting, held via videoconference, on media freedom in Belarus. The meeting is being organised by Council members Estonia, France, Ireland, Norway, the UK, and the US, and co-sponsored by non-Council members Belgium,... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow (24 November), Council members will participate in a virtual Arria-formula meeting, organised by Russia, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the General Framework Agreement for Peace (GFAP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The meeting is expected to begin at... Tags: , ,

  • This afternoon (19 October) Security Council members will hold consultations on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh (NK). France, Russia, and the US called for the meeting amid the current escalation of violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding... Tags: ,

  • This afternoon (9 October) the Security Council will hold in-person consultations on Cyprus. Special Representative and head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) Elizabeth Spehar is expected to brief via videoconference (VTC). The Republic of Cyprus requested the... Tags: ,

  • Tomorrow (4 September) an Arria-formula meeting on human rights in Belarus will be held via videoconference (VTC). The meeting is being co-organised by Council members Estonia, the UK and the US and co-sponsored by Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland,... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (28 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for another six months. The UK, the penholder on this issue, circulated the draft resolution to... Tags: ,

  • Tomorrow afternoon (21 May), Russia will be hosting an Arria-formula meeting via VTC on the situation in Crimea. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia (Russia) is expected to provide introductory and closing remarks at the meeting. Briefings are expected from Asadullah Bairov, Deputy... Tags: , , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (6 March), there will be an open Arria-formula meeting on Crimea, hosted by Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, the UK, and the US in partnership with Ukraine. The focus of the meeting, which will take place at the Trusteeship... Tags: ,

  • 17 February 2020

    Ukraine Meeting

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 February), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the situation in Ukraine. Russia requested the meeting to mark the fifth anniversary of the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”, also known as... Tags: , ,

  • 29 January 2020

    UNFICYP Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow morning (30 January), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for an additional six months. The UK, the penholder, circulated the draft resolution to Council members... Tags: ,