What's In Blue: Middle East

  • Tomorrow (26 February), Security Council members will hold the monthly meeting on: “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”. The format will be a videoconference (VTC) briefing, followed by VTC consultations. Special Coordinator for the Middle East... Tags: ,

  • This afternoon (25 February), the Security Council is expected to announce the voting results of a resolution to renew the Yemen financial and travel ban sanctions, and the mandate of the Yemen Panel of Experts. (The targeted arms embargo established... Tags: ,

  • Tomorrow (25 February), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is scheduled to brief the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria in an open videoconference (VTC). Sonia Khush, Save the Children’s Syria Response Director, will also brief the Council.... Tags: ,

  • Tomorrow (18 February), Security Council members will hold their monthly meeting on Yemen through videoconference. UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, and the chair of the 2140 Yemen Sanctions Committee, Ambassador I. Rhonda King (Saint... Tags: ,

  • Tomorrow morning (16 February), Security Council members are scheduled to hold an open videoconference (VTC) briefing, followed by closed VTC consultations, on the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The Special Representative and head of UNAMI, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, is expected... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow (9 February), Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen is scheduled to brief Security Council members on the political situation in Syria in closed videoconference consultations. Pedersen is likely to focus his briefing on the fifth round of meetings of the... Tags: ,

  • Tomorrow (20 January), Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock are scheduled to brief the Security Council on the political and humanitarian situations in Syria, respectively, in an open videoconference (VTC). A closed VTC is... Tags: ,

  • Tomorrow (14 January), Security Council members will hold a videoconference (VTC) briefing, followed by closed VTC consultations, on Yemen. Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths will brief, providing his regular monthly update on mediation efforts to broker a nationwide ceasefire... Tags: ,

  • Tomorrow (22 December), the Security Council will hold an open VTC session on the implementation of resolution 2231, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo will... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow (16 December), Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock are scheduled to brief the Security Council on the political and humanitarian situations in Syria, respectively, in an open videoconference (VTC). A closed VTC is... Tags: ,

  • On Monday morning (14 December), Council members are expected to hold a closed videoconference (VTC) on Yemen. UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, and the head of the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) General Abhijit Guha are... Tags: ,

  • 9 December 2020

    UNITAD Briefing

    Tomorrow afternoon (10 December), the Security Council will hold a briefing via videoconference (VTC), followed by VTC consultations, on the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD). Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, the Special Adviser and... Tags: , ,

  • On Thursday afternoon (3 December), Security Council members will participate in a virtual Arria-formula meeting with the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts (GEE), established by the Human Rights Council (HRC) in September 2017 to report on the human... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow (25 November), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock and Deputy Special Envoy Khawla Matar are expected to brief the Security Council on the humanitarian and political situations in Syria, respectively, in an open videoconference (VTC). A closed VTC is... Tags: ,

  • Tomorrow morning (11 November), Security Council members will hold the monthly briefing, followed by consultations, on Yemen in videoconference (VTC) format. Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, and Executive Director of the World Food... Tags: ,