Insights on the work of the UN Security Council

  • Tomorrow morning (Tuesday, 15 May), the Council is scheduled to be briefed by Special Representative Augustine Mahiga on the Secretary-General’s report of 1 May on Somalia (S/2012/283). Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has also been invited to address the...

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  • The Council will hold its biannual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, 15 May). The High Representative for the country, Valentin Inzko, will present his most recent report (S/2012/307) on the implementation of the 1995 Dayton Peace...

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  • 13 May 2012

    Kosovo Debate

    The Council will hold a debate on Kosovo on Monday afternoon (14 May) with Farid Zarif, head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), scheduled to brief on the Secretary-General’s latest report. The report of 27 April (S/2012/275)...

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  • On Friday (11 May), Said Djinnit, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), will brief Council members in consultations on Mali and Guinea-Bissau. Djinnit is expected to discuss the two situations from the...

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  • Tomorrow (10 May), the Council is scheduled to receive a briefing from Ian Martin, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Martin, who last briefed the Council on 7 March, is expected...

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  • Council members will be briefed tomorrow morning (8 May) on the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) in closed consultations by UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan (via video-link) and Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous. (Resolution 2043, which authorised...

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  • On Monday (7 May), there will be a public briefing on Guinea-Bissau followed by Council consultations. Joseph Mutaboba, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau and head of the UN Integrated Office for Peacebuilding in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), is expected to brief...

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  • Tomorrow (4 May), the Council is scheduled to hold a high-level event on counter-terrorism with a focus on strengthening international cooperation in the implementation of counter-terrorism obligations. The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, will preside and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will...

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  • This morning (2 May) Council members adopted their provisional programme of work for May. While there are a number of routine briefings and mandate renewals scheduled for May, a number of recent issues that occupied the Council’s attention last month...

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  • 2 May 2012

    DRC Consultations

    On Thursday (3 May), Council members are to be briefed in consultations by the head of DPKO, Hervé Ladsous, on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The consultations have been called on France’s initiative, following confrontations and destabilising events...

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  • Council members are still negotiating a draft resolution addressing the deteriorating relations between Sudan and South Sudan. The US circulated the draft on Thursday (26 April) and a preliminary discussion was held that afternoon at Deputy Permanent Representative (DPR) level....

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  • 26 April 2012

    ICJ Elections

    Tomorrow (27 April), the Council and the General Assembly will both hold elections for the vacant position on the International Court of Justice (ICJ), following the resignation of Judge Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh (Jordan) on 31 December 2011. (Council resolution 2034...

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  • Tomorrow morning (26 April), the Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the latest report of the Secretary-General (S/2012/231) on the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) followed by consultations. It seems that Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous,...

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  • Tomorrow (26 April), Council members are scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the Côte d’Ivoire sanctions regime for 12 months. The resolution, which will also renew the mandate of the Panel of Experts (PoE) that supports the 1572 Sanctions Committee,...

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  • Tomorrow (25 April), the Council will hold an open debate on securing borders against illicit flows. The Secretary-General is set to brief the Council with a large number of member states expected to participate. Council members began negotiating a presidential...

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