Products and results of Sweden’s Presidency of the Security Council in January 2017

Press statements

  • 1 Jan. Press statement SC/12665 on terrorist attack in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 4 Jan. Press statement SC/12666 on presidential elections in Haiti in November 2016.
  • 4 Jan. Press statement SC/12668 on attack against UN peacekeeping convoy (MINUSCA) in the Central African Republic.
  • 6 Jan. Press statement SC/12669 on ambush of MINUSCA convoy in Central African Republic.
  • 8 Jan. Press statement SC/12670 on terrorist attack in Jerusalem.
  • 9 Jan. Press statement SC/12672 on terrorist attack in Arish, Egypt.
  • 11 Jan. Press statement SC/12676 on terrorist attack in Afghanistan.
  • 18 Jan. Press statement SC/12687 on terrorist attack in Gao, Mali.
  • 20 Jan. Press statement SC/12690 on destruction of cultural heritage and executions in Palmyra, Syria.
  • 24 Jan. Press statement SC/12692 on attack against UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
  • 31 Jan. Press statement on Syria that welcomed the meeting in Astana on 23–24 January and the upcoming UN-led political discussions in Geneva in February.
  • 31 Jan. Press statement SC/12700 on the deterioration of the situation in eastern Ukraine.

Presidential Statements (PRST)

  • 4 Jan. Presidential Statement S/PRST/2017/1 on the political agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At Sweden's initiative, the importance of the inclusion of women is stressed in the Council's statement.
  • 20 Jan. Presidential Statement S/PRST/2017/2 on the United Nations Office in West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS). At Sweden's initiative, the statement reflects the sustaining peace efforts in Burkina Faso, supports positive developments with regard to women's participation in Liberia and Nigeria, and contains elements relating to risks caused by climate change.

Resolutions

  • 19 Jan. Resolution 2337 on the situation in Gambia ahead of the transfer of power to President Adama Barrow.
  • 26 Jan. Half-yearly mandate extension of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).
  • 27 Jan. Update of Central African Republic sanctions regime.

Agreed elements-to-the-press

  • 4 Jan. Syria: Council on chemical weapons in Syria and the humanitarian situation in Mosul.
  • 11 Jan. Democratic Republic of the Congo: welcoming the political agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 12 Jan. Sudan/Darfur: support to African Union efforts, urging parties to act for the reduced use of violence and increased humanitarian access
  • 13 Jan. West Africa/Sahel: support for UN efforts, including UN Special Representative Chambas, support for the electoral process in Gambia and the peaceful transfer of power to incoming President Adama Barrow.
  • 18 Jan. Mali: condemnation of terrorist attack in Gao and urging parties to implement commitments within the framework of the peace agreement.
  • 18 Jan. Gambia: support for Gambia's democratically elected President Barrow and support for region's mediation efforts.
  • 20 Jan. Syria: Council on implementation of Resolution 2336 ahead of talks in Astana.
  • 23 Jan. Cyprus: support for the peace process and both sides for the efforts made, underscoring the importance of maintaining momentum.
  • 23 Jan. South Sudan: deep concern over continued violence and limited humanitarian access in South Sudan, support to Secretary-General Guterres and African Union efforts.
  • 26 Jan. Syria: Council jointly on the humanitarian situation.
    Yemen: on developments in the country with a focus on the humanitarian situation.
  • 27 Jan. Somalia: condemnation of attacks by Al-Shabaab and support to the country's ongoing electoral process.

Meetings in January

  • 3 Jan. Breakfast meeting
    Consultations.
    Confirmation of January's programme of work.
  • 4 Jan. Consultations on the issue of chemical weapons in Syria.
    Consultations on the humanitarian situation in Mosul, Iraq.
    Adoption of Presidential Statement on the political agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 9 Jan. Lunch attended by Secretary-General and the Security Council members.
  • 10 Jan. Open ministerial-level debate on conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
  • 11 Jan. Briefing and consultations on the political process in Colombia. Briefing and consultations on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).
  • 12 Jan. Briefing and interactive dialogue on Sudan/Darfur, including the African Union/UN Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Briefing on the situation in the Lake Chad area.
  • 13 Jan. Briefing and consultations on the United Nations Office in West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), including with regard to the situation in Gambia.
  • 17 Jan. Open debate on the peace process in the Middle East.
  • 18 Jan. Briefing and consultations on Mali, including the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Briefing on non-proliferation and the nuclear agreement with Iran.
  • 19 Jan. Adoption of resolution on Gambia.
  • 20 Jan. Closed-door talks on Syria. Report from the chair of the sanctions committee for UNSCR 1951 (Sudan). Troop and police contributors (TTC) meeting for United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). Adoption of Presidential Statement on the United Nations Office in West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS).
  • 21 Jan. Consultations on the situation in Gambia and implementation of Resolution 2337, which was adopted on 19 January. Consultations on Resolution 2334 following Israel's decision on new settlements.
  • 23 Jan. Consultations on South Sudan, including the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS).
  • 23 Jan. Consultations on South Sudan, including the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS). Consultations on possible visit by the Security Council to the Chad Lake area.
  • 26 Jan. Adoption of the resolution concerning mandate extension for the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). Briefing and consultations on the humanitarian situation in Yemen. Briefing and consultations on the humanitarian situation in Syria.
  • 27 Jan. Briefing and consultations on Somalia, including the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Adoption of resolution concerning the updated sanctions regime for the Central African Republic. Consultations on Western Sahara, including the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). Troop and police contributors (TTC) meeting concerning the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), following up the consultations on 18 January.
  • 31 Jan. Consultations on the political developments in Syria. Consultations on reports of an Iranian missile test. Consultations on the deterioration of the situation in eastern Ukraine. Briefing on Sweden's Presidency for UN Member States.