What's In Blue: Europe

  • Following a request by Russia, this afternoon the Security Council will be briefed by Oscar Fernández-Taranco from the Department of Political Affairs in a public meeting on the situation in Ukraine. It seems that Ukraine will speak following statements from... Tags: , ,

  • At press time, a private meeting of the Council, followed by consultations, on the situation in Ukraine, had been called for at 3 pm. It seems that Oscar Fern├índez-Tarranco from the Department of Political Affairs will brief and a representative... Tags:

  • This morning Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Burkhalter, the Chairperson-in Office of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), will brief the Council. The OSCE briefing is held on an annual basis, soon after the new OSCE... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow (14 February), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on cooperation between the UN and the European Union (EU), with briefings by High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the EU Catherine... Tags: , , ,

  • 21 January 2014

    Consultations on Cyprus

    Tomorrow (22 January ), weather conditions permitting, Council members will be briefed in consultations by Lisa Buttenheim, the Secretary General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). In addition, Alexander Downer, the Special Adviser to... Tags: , ,

  • 18 November 2013

    Quarterly Debate on Kosovo

    Tomorrow (19 November) the Security Council will hold its quarterly debate on Kosovo during which it will be briefed by Farid Zarif, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), on... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (12 November), the Security Council will adopt a resolution reauthorising the EU-led multinational stabilisation force (EUFOR ALTHEA) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for a further twelve months. The adoption will be followed by the Council’s bi-annual debate on... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow (30 July) the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 January 2014. The draft resolution, which has been in blue since 25 July, largely resembles... Tags: , , ,

  • Tomorrow (14 June) the Security Council will be briefed by Farid Zarif, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), on the latest report of the Secretary-General (S/2013/254) and other recent developments.... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow (30 May) Council members will be briefed in consultations by video conference by Alexander Downer, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus. Downer had hoped to bring new information to Council members following a social dinner he planned... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow, 7 May, the Security Council will be briefed by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara, the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The Council last received its annual briefing from the OSCE chair (which rotates... 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: , ,

  • 27 November 2012

    Kosovo Debate

    This afternoon (27 November), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a quarterly debate on the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). Farid Zarif, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNMIK, will brief the Council, followed by statements... Tags: , , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (13 November), the Security Council will hold a twice-yearly debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina at which the High Representative, Valentin Inzko, will brief the Council on the work of the Office of the High Representative (OHR). (The OHR... Tags: , ,

  • 20 August 2012

    Kosovo Debate

    On Tuesday morning (21 August), the Council will hold its quarterly debate on the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The Special Representative and head of UNMIK, Farid Zarif, is set to brief Council members during the open session... Tags: , ,