What's In Blue: Europe

  • Tomorrow (6 May), Russia will organise an Arria-formula meeting titled “Systematic and mass grave violations of the international humanitarian law as well as other war crimes committed by the Ukrainian military personnel and militia and discovered in the course of... Tags: , ,

  • 4 May 2022

    Ukraine Briefing

    Tomorrow (5 May), the Security Council will convene for an open briefing on the situation in Ukraine. The expected briefers are Secretary-General António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, OCHA’s Acting Operations Director Ghada Eltahir Mudawi and a... Tags: ,

  • Tomorrow (27 April) at 3 pm EST in the ECOSOC chamber, Albania and France will convene an Arria-formula meeting on “Ensuring accountability for atrocities committed in Ukraine”. The meeting is being co-sponsored by Council members Ireland, Norway, the UK and... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow (19 April) afternoon, the Security Council will hold a briefing on humanitarian developments in Ukraine under the agenda item “Maintenance of Peace and Security of Ukraine”. The meeting, which was requested by France and Mexico, will focus on the situation... Tags: ,

  • 10 April 2022

    Ukraine Briefing

    Tomorrow morning (11 April), the Security Council will convene for a briefing on the situation in Ukraine, under the agenda item “Maintenance of Peace and Security of Ukraine”. The meeting will be chaired by Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, UK... Tags: , , ,

  • Tomorrow morning (6 April), Russia will organise an Arria-formula meeting titled “Threats to international peace and security emanating from military biological activities in regions across the globe”. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia (Russia) is expected to deliver opening and closing remarks. The... Tags: , ,

  • 4 April 2022

    Ukraine Briefing

    Tomorrow (5 April), the Security Council will convene for an open briefing on the situation in Ukraine. Secretary-General António Guterres will provide introductory remarks. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo will brief in person, while Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian... Tags: ,

  • Today (23 March), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. The draft text, which was proposed by Russia, was placed in blue on 15 March, a day after France and... Tags: ,

  • This afternoon (17 March), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. The meeting was requested by Albania, France, Ireland, Norway, the UK, and the US. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, Assistant... Tags: ,

  • 11 March 2022

    Ukraine Briefing

    This morning (11 March), the Security Council will convene for an open meeting on Ukraine, under the agenda item “Threats to international peace and security”. Russia requested the meeting, citing allegations of military biological activities in the country. High Representative... Tags: ,

  • On Monday (7 March), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. The meeting was requested by Albania and the US, with support from several members, including Ireland, Norway, and the UK.* Under-Secretary-General... Tags: ,

  • This afternoon (27 February), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution calling for an “emergency special session” (ESS) of the General Assembly to consider and recommend collective action on the situation in Ukraine. The draft resolution,... Tags: ,

  • This afternoon (25 February), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution condemning Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Today’s vote follows a severe escalation in violence since 24 February, when Russia launched a large-scale attack targeting numerous cities... Tags: ,

  • Yesterday evening (21 February), the Security Council convened for an open meeting to discuss the recent escalation of tensions in and around Ukraine, under the agenda item “Letter dated 28 February 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Ukraine to... Tags: ,

  • 16 February 2022

    Ukraine Briefing*

    Tomorrow (17 February), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the situation in Ukraine. Russia is organising the meeting to mark the seventh anniversary of the “Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”, also known as... Tags: ,