Insights on the work of the UN Security Council

  • 16 September 2011

    Liberia Resolution

    A resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission on Liberia (UNMIL) was scheduled to be adopted yesterday. However, after the resolution was put in blue on 14 September, a few Council members broke silence resulting in a delay in...

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  • 15 September 2011

    Council Meeting on Kosovo

    The Security Council will meet this evening (15 September) in response to a Serbian letter (S/2011/574) requesting the Council to meet on the situation related to the customs and border police control of the boundary crossings between north Kosovo and...

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  • It appears that adoption of the resolution to renew the authorisation of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), scheduled for tomorrow (16 September), has been postponed following a formal request from the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC). It seems...

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  • 15 September 2011

    Libya Resolution

    Expert level negotiations on a draft resolution on Libya continued today. Yesterday’s meeting led to a revised version being circulated last night and a second negotiation was scheduled for this morning. It seems possible that the draft resolution may be...

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  • 15 September 2011

    Monthly DPA Briefing

    Today Council members will have their monthly briefing on emerging issues by the Department of Political Affairs head, B. Lynn Pascoe. It seems the briefing will focus largely on Yemen and Iraq. It is possible that other issues, particularly related...

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  • 14 September 2011

    Consultations on Kosovo

    This afternoon (14 September) Council members will have consultations at permanent representative level to discuss a letter sent from Serbia requesting a meeting of the Council tomorrow “in order to prevent the realisation of Pristina’s threat to unilaterally impose, on...

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  • 14 September 2011

    Libya Resolution

    This afternoon (14 September) Council members will meet at expert level to discuss a draft resolution on Libya which was circulated by the UK yesterday. Earlier in the week, the permanent members discussed an initial text and it appears that...

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  • 13 September 2011

    Somalia Debate and Resolution

    Tomorrow (September 14), during a public debate, the Council will be briefed on developments in Somalia and the Secretary-General’s latest report on Somalia by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Augustine Mahiga. Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Special Representative of the...

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  • A number of Council meetings related to the UN mission in Liberia (UNMIL) are expected to take place this week. Tomorrow morning (13 September), the Council will be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Liberia, Ellen Margrethe Løj, on...

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  • 8 September 2011

    Consultations on Libya

    Tomorrow (9 September) Council members will be briefed in consultations by Ian Martin, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for post-conflict planning in Libya, on his recent visit to Libya where he met with senior NTC representatives. Council members appear keen to...

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  • Tomorrow (8 September) Council members are expecting to be briefed on Sudan and South Sudan by DPKO Assistant Secretary-General, Edmond Mullet, and Deputy Director of the Coordination and Response Division in OCHA, Philippe Lazzarini. The head of the UN Mission...

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  • 6 September 2011

    Cyprus Briefing

    Tomorrow (7 September) Council members are scheduled to have a briefing on Cyprus by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Alexander Downer, via video-conference. It seems the main focus of the briefing will be on the Secretary-General’s assessment report on the status...

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  • The Council’s programme of work in September is typically affected by the start of the general debate at the General Assembly, in the third week of September. During the opening week of the general debate, which is attended by world...

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  • Tomorrow (30 August) Council members are expected to receive their regular monthly briefing on Libya. It seems that the Secretary-General may brief the Council on the latest developments in Libya. This will be followed by consultations which Council Under-Secretary-General for...

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  • 26 August 2011

    Council Debate on Kosovo

    Council members will have a debate on Kosovo on Monday, 29 August. It seems that border tensions which began on 25 July following incidents involving armed Kosovo police units in the area, are expected to be discussed. The Secretary-General’s report,...

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