VTCs of the Security Council members and outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic (March-May 2020)

Background information

  • Letter by the President of the Security Council for March 2020 (China) on provisional measures (S/2020/253)
  • Letter by the President of the Security Council for April 2020 (Dominican Republic) on working methods (S/2020/273)
  • Letter by the President of the Security Council for May 2020 (Estonia) on working methods (S/2020/372)

 

(in reverse chronological order)

Note: Resolutions and compilations of VTC written statements are posted online through the United Nations Official Document System with some delay due to extended processing times during the COVID-19 pandemic

Date Subject Written record Recording Press release Outcome/Vote
29 May Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan and South-Sudan [closed] S/2020/468   SC/14201 S/RES/2523 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/461
29 May The situation concerning Iraq [closed] S/2020/467   SC/14200 S/RES/2522 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/460 (PSC letter)
29 May Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan and South-Sudan [closed] S/2020/469   SC/14199 S/RES/2521 (2020)
12-0-3
S/2020/462 (PSC letter)
29 May The situation in Somalia [closed] S/2020/466   SC/14198

S/RES/2520 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/459 (PSC letter)

29 May 1718 report [closed]        
28 May Cooperation between the United Nations and sub-regional organizations (EU) [open]
Opening remarks by High Representative Borrell (EU)
  Webcast    
27 May Protection of civilians in armed conflict [open]
Concept note (S/2020/402)
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/366)
Opening remarks by the Secretary-General
Briefing by President Maurer (ICRC)
  Webcast SC/14196  
21 May Somalia/UNSOM [open + closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/398)
Briefing by SRSG Swan
S/2020/436 Webcast SC/14194  
20 May Venezuela [open]
Briefing by USG DiCarlo
S/2020/435 Webcast SC/14193  
20 May Middle East including the Palestinian question [open + closed]
Briefing by SC Mladenov
S/2020/430 Webcast SC/14192  
19 May Syria (humanitarian situation) [open + closed]
Briefing by USG Lowcock
S/2020/427 Webcast SC/14191  
19 May Libya/UNSMIL/1970 implementation [open + closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/360)
S/2020/421 Webcast SC/14190  
18 May Syria (political situation) [open]
Briefing by SESG Pedersen
S/2020/420 Webcast SC/14189  
15 May Implementation of the Note by the President of the Security Council (S/2017/507): Working methods [open]
Concept note (S/2020/374)
Briefing by Ambassador King (IWG)
S/2020/418 Webcast SC/14188  
14 May Myanmar [closed]        
14 May

Sudan and South Sudan/UNISFA [open]
Draft resolution (S/2020/387)
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/308)

S/2020/408 Webcast SC/14187

S/RES/2519 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/405 (PSC letter)

14 May

Yemen [open + closed]
Briefing by SESG Griffiths
Briefing by ASG Rajasingham

S/2020/411 Webcast SC/14186  
13 May 1559 report [closed]       Press elements
12 May Iraq/UNAMI [open + closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/363)
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/358)

Briefing by SRSG Hennis-Plasschaert
S/2020/397 Webcast SC/14183 Press statement
6 May Bosnia and Herzegovina
Briefing by High Representative Inzko
S/2020/379 Webcast SC/14180  
5 May ICC Libya [open]
Briefing by ICC Prosecutor Bensouda
S/2020/371 Webcast SC/14178  
4 May 1701 report [closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/195)
      Press elements
29 April

Syria (humanitarian situation) [open]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/327)
Briefing by USG Lowcock

S/2020/354 Webcast SC/14175  
29 April Syria (political situation) [open]
Briefing by SESG Pedersen
S/2020/353 Webcast SC/14173  
29 April Protection of civilians in armed conflict: Protecting civilians from conflict induced hunger [open] S/2020/340 Webcast SC/14172 S/PRST/2020/6
28 April Venezuela [closed]        
28 April

UNISFA and Sudan/South Sudan [open + closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/308)
Briefing by USG Lacroix
Briefing by SESG Onanga-Anyanga

S/2020/351 Webcast SC/14171  
27 April

Youth, peace and security [open]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/167)
Concept note (S/2020/302)

Briefings by the Secretary-General and Youth Envoy Wickramanayake

S/2020/346 Webcast SC/14170  
24 April

Sudan/UNAMID [open + closed]
Special report of the Chairperson of the African Union and the Secretary-General (S/2020/202)
Briefings by USG Lacroix and USG DiCarlo

S/2020/336 Webcast SC/14169  
24 April

Kosovo/UNMIK [open]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/255)
Briefing by SRSG Tanin

S/2020/339 Webcast SC/14168  
23 April

Middle East, including the Palestinian question [open]
Briefing by SC Mladenov

S/2020/341 Webcast SC/14167  
22 April Great Lakes region [open + closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/272)
S/2020/325 Webcast SC/14166 Press elements
21 April

Protection of civilians in armed conflict: Protecting civilians from conflict induced hunger [open]
Concept note (S/2020/299)
Briefings by Director-General Qu (FAO) and Executive Director Beasley (WFP)

S/2020/340 Webcast SC/14164  
16 April Yemen [open + closed]
Briefings by SESG Griffiths and USG Lowcock
S/2020/313   SC/14162 Press elements
15 April Syria (chemical weapons) [closed]
Letter from the Secretary-General transmitting the 78th monthly OPCW report (S/2020/262)
       
14 April Colombia [open + closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/239)
Briefings by SRSG Massieu and Mr. Cano Salazar
S/2020/305   SC/14160 SC/14163
9 April

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic [closed]
Secretary-General's remarks

      Press elements
9 April Western Sahara/MINURSO [closed]        
8 April   Libya/2292 implementation [closed]        
7 April Mali/MINUSMA [open + closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/223)
Briefing by SRSG Annadif
S/2020/286   SC/14157 Press elements
31 March Afghanistan/UNAMA [open + closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/210)
S/2020/274   SC/14154 Press elements
30 March United Nations peacekeeping operations (Safety and security of peacekeepers) S/2020/268   SC/14153 S/RES/2518 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/249 (PSC letter)
30 March Sudan and South Sudan/UNAMID S/2020/267   SC/14152 S/RES/2517 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/248 (PSC letter)
30 March Somalia/UNSOM S/2020/266   SC/14151 S/RES/2516 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/247 (PSC letter)
30 March Non-proliferation/DPRK [closed] S/2020/270   SC/14150 S/RES/2515 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/246 (PSC letter)
30 March Middle East, including the Palestinian question [closed] S/2020/263   SC/14149 Press elements
30 March Syria (political/humanitarian) [closed] S/2020/254   SC/14148 Press elements
26 March Libya/UNSMIL [closed]       Press elements
24 March DRC/MONUSCO [closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/214)
      Press elements       

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