• Council members are currently negotiating a press statement on South Kordofan. On Monday, Council members were briefed on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan by Under-Secretary Generals for peacekeeping and humanitarian affairs, Alain Le Roy and Valerie Amos. It... Tags: , , ,

  • This afternoon Council members will be briefed on Sudan and South Sudan by Under-Secretary Generals for peacekeeping and humanitarian affairs, Alain Le Roy and Valerie Amos. Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Haile Menkerios will also be present. It seems that... Tags: , , ,

  • The Council’s programme of work originally envisaged the adoption of a resolution renewing the AU-UN mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today (28 July). However, it seems that the negotiations have been difficult on some issues and Council members are still finalising... Tags: , , ,

  • 26 July 2011

    The UN Force in Abyei

    The Council is expected to hear its first scheduled briefing from the head of UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Alain Le Roy, on the UN Interim Security Force in Abyei (UNISFA) this week, perhaps tomorrow, 27 July. Council members... Tags: , , , , ,

  • 15 July 2011

    Briefing on Sudan

    Council members are expecting a briefing this morning by the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, and the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Edward Mulet on the humanitarian situation in South Kordofan. It seems that France requested the briefings. Last... Tags: , ,

  • 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... Tags: , ,

  • 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... Tags: , ,

  • 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... Tags: , ,

  • 13 June 2011

    Briefing on Sudan

    The briefing on Sudan by peacekeeping head, Alain le Roy, to the Council originally scheduled for Friday (10 June) was moved from Friday to today (Monday, 13 June). Council members decided to wait so that the briefing could include a... Tags: , ,

  • 9 June 2011

    Briefing on Sudan

    Tomorrow, 10 June, Council members are expected to be briefed by the Secretariat on the situation in Sudan. The implementation of the presidential statement adopted on 3 June which made very specific demands to the parties with regard to the... Tags: , ,

  • Council members are negotiating a presidential statement on Sudan at expert level which may be adopted tomorrow. The US raised the possibility of a statement on Tuesday, 31 May. However, given the pace of events on the ground and the... Tags: , ,

  • 27 May 2011

    Sudan

    On Tuesday, 31 May, the Council is expected to have an initial discussion on the special report of the Secretary-General containing recommendations on a successor mission to UNMIS. Council members have just got back from Sudan, and impressions from the... Tags: , ,

  • On Sunday, 22 May, Council members in an unusual move, issued a press statement while in Sudan on the second leg of their mission to Africa. The statement condemned the southern forces’ attack on the UNMIS convoy on 19 May... Tags: , , ,

  • 26 April 2011

    Insights on Sudan

    Tomorrow (Wednesday, 27 April) the Council is likely to adopt a “technical rollover” resolution extending the UN Mission in Sudan. The current mandate of UNMIS expires on 30 April. The draft resolution would renew it until 9 July at current... Tags: , ,

  • 19 April 2011

    Insights on Sudan

    The Council is expected to receive two separate briefings tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 April) on Sudan – one on the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and the other on the AU-UN Hybrid mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Council members will also have... Tags: , ,