Insights on the work of the UN Security Council

  • This afternoon ( Wednesday, 6 July) Council members will discuss at permanent representative level a draft resolution on a new mission in South Sudan. The draft resolution was circulated by the US on 30th June and negotiations were held yesterday...

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  • Council members adopted the July programme of work today (Tuesday, 5 July). The political coordinators had met last Friday (1 July) to finalise the programme. This month Germany has the presidency and it looks like issues related to Sudan and...

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  • 29 June 2011

    ICTY Resolution

    The council today (29 June) adopted a resolution on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia prepared by the working group on tribunals under Portugal’s chairmanship. The resolution extends the terms of a number of permanent and ad-litem judges...

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  • Tomorrow the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing UNDOF’s mandate, which expires on 30 June. The Council was scheduled to adopt it today (28 June) but differences over whether and how to address recent events seem to be...

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  • The Council is expected to adopt a resolution by 30 June extending the temporary re-deployment of three armed helicopters to UNOCI. It seems that the resolution was circulated to Council members last Friday (20 June). The UN’s Department of Peacekeeping...

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  • 27 June 2011

    DRC Resolution

    Council members appear ready to adopt a resolution tomorrow (28 June)renewing MONUSCO’s mandate for another year. Following a first round of negotiations on the French draft last Monday (20 June) Council members at the expert level agreed that the draft...

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  • 23 June 2011

    Insights on Sudan

    The situation in Sudan continues to occupy the Council. On Monday, 20 June, the Council were briefed by Thabo Mbeki, Chairperson of the AU High Level Implementation Panel and Haile Menkerios, head of UNMIS, via video link from Addis Ababa...

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  • The Council is scheduled to hold consultations on the Liberia sanctions regime on 23 June to discuss the report from the Liberia sanctions regime’s Panel of Experts. The Liberia Sanctions Committee received the report on 1 June and it was...

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  • 22 June 2011

    Somalia

    Yesterday (21 June) the UK circulated a draft presidential statement on Somalia to Council members. It appears the draft proposes that the Council should welcome the Kampala Accord of 9 June between the Somali president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and...

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  • 20 June 2011

    DRC Resolution

    This afternoon Council members will discuss at expert level a draft resolution renewing MONUSCO’s mandate for another year. The draft was circulated by France last Wednesday (15 June). The P5 received a copy in early June. It seems that consensus...

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  • 17 June 2011

    Somali Piracy Report

    On Wednesday, 15 June, the Secretary-General’s report on possible modalities for the establishment of anti-piracy courts (requested by the Council in resolution 1976 of 11 April) was circulated to Council members. A briefing on the report by Under- Secretary-General for...

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  • 15 June 2011

    Briefing on Sudan

    The briefing on Sudan by peacekeeping head Alain Le Roy, which was postponed twice since Friday, is scheduled to take place today (15 June) at 3 pm. It is also possible that UN Special Envoy, Haile Menkerios, and former South...

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  • 14 June 2011

    Libya

    On 15 June, the Chair of the AU High Level Ad-Hoc Committee on Libya will brief the Council on its mediation efforts. (The AU Committee includes Congo, Mali, Mauritania (Chair) South Africa and Uganda&#8212 and will be represented at ministerial...

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  • 13 June 2011

    Briefing on Sudan

    The briefing on Sudan scheduled for this afternoon by peacekeeping head, Alain le Roy, has been postponed. It appears that the parties asked the Council to give them more time to work out a solution to Abyei. (Since Sunday Ethiopian...

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  • The Security Council is expected to meet in a private session (as requested under the Provisional Rules of Procedure) on 16 June to formally recommend the re-appointment of the Secretary-General for the 2012-2016 term. Members of the Council met in...

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