VTCs and meetings of the Security Council members and outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic (March-August 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)
  • Letter by the President of the Security Council for June 2020 (France) on working methods (S/2020/490)
  • Letter by the President of the Security Council for July 2020 (Germany) on working methods (S/2020/639)
  • Letter by the President of the Security Council for August 2020 (Indonesia) on working methods (S/2020/778)

 

Records

(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

* Denotes in-person session of the Council

Date Subject Written record Recording Press release Outcome/Vote
10 August TCC/UNIFIL [closed]
Letter of 29 July from the Secretary-General (S/2020/760)
       
10 August UNIOGBIS* [consultations]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/755)
       
10 August The situation in Guinea-Bissau* [briefing]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/755)
Briefing by SRSG Coulibaly
Briefing by Executive Director Waly (UNODC)
S/PV.8754      
6 August Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts: linkage of counterterrorism and transnational organized crime [open]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/754)
Concept note (S/2020/764)
Briefing by USG Voronkov
Briefing by Executive Director Waly (UNODC)
  Webcast SC/14273  
5 August Syria (chemical weapons [closed]
Letter from the Secretary-General transmitting the 82nd monthly OPCW report (S/2020/769)
       
3 August Programme of work [closed]     Press conference  
29 July Syria (humanitarian situation) [open + closed]
Briefing by USG Lowcock
S/2020/758 Webcast SC/14268  
28 July Middle East (Yemen)* [consultations]        
28 July The situation in the Middle East (Yemen)* [briefing]
Briefing by SESG Griffiths
Briefing by USG Lowcock
S/PV.8753 Webcast SC/14266  
28 July Peace consolidation in West Africa* [adoption]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/585)
S/PV.8752 Webcast SC/14265 S/PRST/2020/7
28 July The situation in Cyprus* [adoption]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/682)
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/685)
S/PV.8751 Webcast SC/14264 S/RES/2537
15-0-0
28 July The situation in the Central African Republic* [adoption]
Letter of 8 July from the PoE on the Central African Republic (S/2020/662)
S/PV.8750 Webcast SC/14263 S/RES/2536
15-0-0
27 July Mali [closed]       Press elements
24 July Climate and security [open] S/2020/751 Webcast SC/14260  
23 July Syria (political situation) [open]
Briefing by SE Pedersen
S/2020/743 Webcast SC/14259  
21 July Middle East, including the Palestinian question [open]
Briefing by SC Mladenov
S/2020/736 Webcast SC/14258  
20 July UNFICYP [closed]        
17 July Women and peace and security [open]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/487)
Briefing by SRSG Patten
Briefing by SE Jolie (UNHCR)
S/2020/727 Part 1: Webcast
Part 2:
Webcast
SC/14257  
16 July TCC/UNFICYP [closed]        
15 July Yemen [open + closed]
Briefing by USG Lowcock
S/2020/721 Webcast SC/14254 Press elements
14 July Syria (chemical weapons) [closed]
Letter from the Secretary-General transmitting the 81st monthly OPCW report (S/2020/620)
       
14 July Colombia [consultations]*        
14 July Colombia [briefing]* S/PV.8749 Webcast SC/14252  
14 July Maintenance of international peace and security [adoption]* S/PV.8748 Webcast SC/14251 S/RES/2535
15-0-0
14 July The situation in the Middle East [adoption]* S/PV.8747 Webcast SC/14250 S/RES/2534
15-0-0
14 July Consideration of the draft report of the Security Council to the General Assembly [adoption]* S/PV.8746 Webcast SC/14249 S/2020/666
11 July Syria (humanitarian situation) S/2020/702 Webcast SC/14247 S/RES/2533
12-0-3
S/2020/698
10 July Syria (humanitarian situation) [closed]        
10 July Syria (humanitarian situation) S/2020/694 Webcast SC/14246 4-7-4
S/2020/688
10 July Syria (humanitarian situation) [closed]        
10 July Syria (humanitarian situation) S/2020/693 Webcast SC/14246 13-2-0
S/2020/681
9 July UNOWAS [open]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/585)
Briefing by SRSG Ibn Chambas
S/2020/706 Webcast SC/14245  
8 July Syria (humanitarian situation) S/2020/671 Webcast SC/14244 4-7-4
S/2020/664
8 July UNSMIL [open] S/2020/686 Part 1:
Webcast
Part 2:
Webcast
SC/14243  
7 July Syria (humanitarian situation) S/2020/661 Webcast SC/14244 13-2-0
S/2020/657
7 July United Nations peacekeeping operations: Peace operations and human rights [open]
Remarks by HC Bachelet
S/2020/674 Webcast SC/14242  
6 July UNRCCA [closed]        
2 July Maintenance of international peace and security: Implications of COVID-19 [open]
Concept note (S/2020/571)
S/2020/663 Webcast SC/14241  
1 July Maintenance of international peace and security [open] S/2020/638 Webcast SC/14238 S/RES/2532 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/632
1 July Programme of work [closed]        
30 June Non-proliferation [open]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/531)
Letter from the Security Council facilitator for the implementation of Resolution 2231 (2015) (S/2020/508)
Briefing by USG DiCarlo
S/2020/644 Webcast SC/14236  
29 June MINUSMA S/2020/625 Webcast SC/14235 S/RES/2531 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/613
29 June UNDOF S/2020/624 Webcast SC/14234 S/RES/2530 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/612
29 June Peace and security in Africa [open] S/2020/636 Webcast SC/14232  
29 June Syria (humanitarian situation) [open]
Briefing by USG Lowcock
S/2020/635 Webcast SC/14231  
25 June International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals S/2020/602   SC/14230 S/RES/2529 (2020)
14-0-1
S/2020/590
25 June Democratic Republic of the Congo S/2020/601   SC/14229 S/RES/2528 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/589
25 June MONUSCO [open + closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/554)
Briefing by SRSG Zerrougui
S/2020/598 Webcast SC/14228  
25 June UNAMA [open + closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/549)
Briefing by SRSG Lyons
Briefing by Executive Director Waly (UNODC)
S/2020/597 Webcast SC/14227  
24 June Middle East (Yemen) [closed]        
24 June

Middle East, including the Palestinian question [open]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/555)
Remarks by the Secretary-General
Briefing by SC Mladenov

S/2020/596 Webcast SC/14225  
24 June Children and armed conflict [open]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/525)
Briefing by Executive Director Fore (UNICEF)
Briefing by SRSG Gamba
S/2020/594 Webcast SC/14224  
23 June

UNMISS [open + closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/536)

S/2020/582 Webcast SC/14221  
22 June Somalia [open] S/2020/573 Webcast SC/14220 S/RES/2527 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/569
22 June Burundi [closed]       Press elements
22 June MINUSCA [open + closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/545)
Briefing by USG Lacroix
S/2020/572 Webcast SC/14219 Press elements
19 June BINUH [open + closed]
Report of the Secretary-General
(S/2020/537)

Briefing by SRSG La Lime
S/2020/568 Webcast SC/14218 Press elements
18 June UNDOF [closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/506)
       
18 June Briefing by the High Commissioner for Refugees [open + closed]
Briefing by High Commissioner Grandi (UNHCR)
S/2020/560 Webcast SC/14217  
16 June Syria (political situation) [open + closed]
Briefing by SESG Pedersen
S/2020/551 Webcast SC/14215  
15 June TCC/UNDOF [closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/506)
       
15 June UNITAD [open + closed]
Letter of 11 May from the Special Adviser and Head of UNITAD (S/2020/386)
S/2020/547 Webcast SC/14214  
12 June UNOCA/LRA [open + closed]
Report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/463)
S/2020/542 Webcast SC/14212 Press elements
11 June MINUSMA [open]
Secretary-General letter of 1 June (S/2020/481)
Opening remarks by the Secretary-General
S/2020/541 Webcast SC/14211  
10 June TCC/MINUSMA [closed]        
10 June ICC Sudan [open] S/2020/538 Webcast SC/14210  
9 June 751 Committee (Somalia) [open] S/2020/529 Webcast SC/14209  
9 June 1591 Committee (Sudan) [open] S/2020/528 Webcast SC/14208  
8 June International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals [open]
Third review report of the IRMCT (S/2020/309)
S/2020/527 Webcast SC/14207  
5 June The situation in Libya [open] S/2020/509 Webcast SC/14206 S/RES/2526 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/504
5 June Peace and security in Africa [open + closed] S/2020/515 Webcast SC/14205 Press elements
4 June United Nations peacekeeping operations [open] S/2020/514 Webcast SC/14204  
4 June Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan and South Sudan [open] S/2020/497 Webcast SC/14203 S/RES/2525 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/495
4 June Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan and South Sudan [open] S/2020/496 Webcast SC/14202 S/RES/2524 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/494
2 June EU Operation Irini in the Mediterranean [closed]        
2 June Syria (chemical weapons) [closed]
Letter from the Secretary-General transmitting the 80th monthly OPCW report (S/2020/456)
       
1 June Programme of work [closed]        
29 May Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan and South-Sudan [open] S/2020/468 Webcast SC/14201 S/RES/2523 (2020)
15-0-0
S/2020/461
29 May The situation concerning Iraq [open] S/2020/467 Webcast 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 [open] S/2020/469 Webcast SC/14199 S/RES/2521 (2020)
12-0-3
S/2020/462 (PSC letter)
29 May The situation in Somalia [open] S/2020/466 Webcast SC/14198

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

29 May 1718 report [closed]      

Press elements (on Burundi)

28 May Cooperation between the United Nations and sub-regional organizations (EU) [open]
Opening remarks by High Representative Borrell (EU)
  Webcast SC/14197  
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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