11-15 June 2018
On Monday (11 June), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the authorisation for member states to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya.
Also on Monday, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to brief the Council on the work of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The briefing will be followed by consultations.
François Louncény Fall, Special Representative and head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), is expected to brief the Council on Wednesday (13 June) on UNOCA and the implementation of the UN regional strategy to combat the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Consultations are scheduled after the briefing.
On Wednesday, there will also be an Arria-formula meeting on maritime crime as a threat to international peace and security. The meeting is being co-hosted by Equatorial Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, the Netherlands, and the US, with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Council members will meet on Thursday (14 June) with troop- and police-contributing countries of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan Heights.
Also on Thursday, the Council expects to receive a briefing from Lacroix, followed by consultations, on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
At the subsidiary body level, a meeting of the 1591 Sudan Sanctions Committee is scheduled for Wednesday.
On Thursday, there will be a meeting of the Military Staff Committee, which is expected to focus on the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
The 1267/1989/2253 Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday during which the Monitoring Team will report on its visit to Saudi Arabia.
Also on Thursday, the 1988 Afghanistan Sanctions Committee is scheduled to meet to discuss amendments to the committee’s guidelines.
Background information on these and other issues has been published in the June 2018 Monthly Forecast.
Further Council developments will be published on What’s In Blue.
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