What's In Blue: Programme of Work

  • In July, the Security Council will begin its consideration of candidates for the post of UN Secretary-General, having scheduled the first straw polls to gauge the viability of candidates for 21 July. There will also be informal meetings with at... Tags: ,

  • June will be a busy month in the Security Council under the French presidency. Two open debates and six adoptions are currently scheduled. The two open debates are on sexual violence in conflict and on the protection of civilians in... Tags: ,

  • May is looking to be a busy month for the Council under the Egyptian presidency. Tomorrow the Council will adopt a resolution on protection of civilians with a focus on health care in armed conflict during a briefing on this... Tags: ,

  • 1 February 2016

    February Programme of Work

    This afternoon, the Security Council adopted its provisional programme of work for February. Venezuela, as Council president this month, has elected to hold two open debates. The first debate will focus on the respect of purposes and principles of the... Tags: , ,

  • In January, new members—Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay—begin their two-year term on the Council. Uruguay also takes on the presidency of the Security Council this month. This afternoon, Council members agreed on the programme of work. While the schedule... Tags: ,

  • Today (1 December), the Council adopted its provisional programme of work for December. The US is Council president this month. Besides the regular work of renewing mandates and discussing reports, there may also be a Council mission to Burundi, although... Tags: ,

  • Council members agreed on their provisional programme of work this afternoon. The UK, as president of the Security Council in November, has chosen to focus on conflict prevention, peace operations and Somalia. On conflict prevention there will be an open... Tags: ,

  • This afternoon (2 October), Council members adopted their programme of work for October. Spain, the Council president for the month, has chosen as the centrepiece of its presidency an open debate on women, peace and security. It is expected to... Tags: ,

  • This morning (2 September), Council members adopted their provisional programme of work for September. Members were then briefed under “any other business” (AOB) by Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag on the political situation there. The Council’s programme of work... Tags: ,

  • This morning (4 August), Council members adopted their programme of work for August. At press time, only one adoption is planned for the month, with the Council expected to extend the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)... Tags: ,

  • This morning (2 July), Council members adopted their programme of work for July. The month has got off to a busy start with Council members receiving briefings on Burundi by UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović and the... Tags: ,

  • This morning Council members adopted their programme of work for June. Malaysia, the president of the Council this month, and chair of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, has chosen as its centerpiece an open debate on children... Tags: ,

  • Earlier today (2 April) the Council adopted its programme of work for the month. The April programme looks relatively light with 11 formal meetings (nine public and two private with troop-contributing countries) and eight consultations scheduled at press time. Among... Tags: ,

  • This morning (3 September) Council members adopted their provisional programme of work for September. The month got off to a busy start earlier today with a briefing under Any Other Business on the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) by Under-Secretary-General... Tags: ,

  • August, once considered a quiet month for the Security Council, is likely to be busy this year. On its programme of work for August, the Security Council has included one open debate, two debates, ten briefings, fifteen consultations, two adoptions,... Tags: ,