Read New Zealand's statements delivered to the Security Council from 2015 to 2016.

 

2015

Statement

Subject

23 February

UN Security Council Open Debate: Maintenance of International Peace and Security

Security Council

24 February

UN Security Council: Brief: Briefing by the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Europe

26 February

New Zealand Statement on Syria (Humanitarian)

Syria

6 March

Briefing: Ukraine

Ukraine

16 March

The situation in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

25 March

UN Security Council Open Debate: Children and Armed Conflict

Children/Armed conflict

30 March

UN Security Council: Debate: Implementation of the note by the President of the Security Council (S/2010/507)

Security Council

29 May

UN Security Council: Brief: Threats to International Peace and Security caused by Terrorist Acts

Counter-terrorism

5 June

Ukraine briefing

Ukraine

16 June

UN Security Council: Brief: Briefings by Chairs of subsidiary bodies of the Security Council

Security Council

17 June

UN Security Council: Brief: United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

Peacekeeping

22 June

UN Security Council Debate: The Situation in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

25 June

UN Security Council: Open Debate: Post-conflict Peacebuilding (external link)

Peacekeeping

29 June

UN Security Council: Prosecutor on International Criminal Court briefing on Darfur, Sudan

Sudan

30 June

UN Security Council - June wrap-up session

Security Council

8 July

UN Security Council Briefing: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia & Herzegovina

20 August

Security Sector Reform (SSR) in the Security Council

Security Council

31 August

UN Security Council: August Wrap-Up Session

Security Council

17 September

UN Security Council Debate: The Situation in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

22 October

UN Security Council Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East (external link)

Middle East

23 October

UN Security Council: Open Debate: The Situation in Somalia

Somalia

27 October

UN Security Council: Brief: Threats to International Peace and Security caused by Terrorist Acts (external link)

Counter-terrorism

5 November

UN Security Council: Open Debate: The Situation in Libya

Libya

10 November

UN Security Council Debate: The Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia & Herzegovina

13 November UN Security Council: Brief: United Nations Peacekeeping Operations  Peacekeeping 
16 November  UN Security Council: Briefing: The Situation in the Middle East; Syria Humanitarian  Middle East/Syria 
17 November  UN Security Council: Open Debate: Maintenance of International Peace and Security and Conflict Prevention   Security Council 
18 November  Open Debate: Security, development and the root causes of conflict  Security Council 
19 November  UN Security Council Briefing: UNMIK  Kosovo 
20 November  UN Security Council: Debate: Threats to International Peace and Security caused by Terrorist Acts  Counter-terrorism 
20 November  Briefing on the Secretary-General’s Report: The Future of United Nations Peace Operations  Peacekeeping 
30 November  Debate: The Situation in Afghanistan  Afghanistan 
9 December  UNSC debate on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia  Rwanda/former Yugoslavia 
10 December UN Security Council: Brief: DPRK North Korea
11 December UN Security Council: Open Debate: Ukraine Ukraine
15 December  UN Security Council: Prosecutor of International Criminal Court briefing on Darfur, Sudan  Sudan 
15 December  UN Security Council: Non-proliferation Briefing by the Chair of the 1737 Committee  Non-proliferation 
16 December  UN Security Council: Trafficking in Persons in Situation of Conflict   People-trafficking 
17 December  UN Security Council: Threats to International Peace and Security caused by Terrorist Acts  Counter-terrorism 
18 December  United Nations Security Council Briefing on the Middle East - Syria  Middle East/Syria 
22 December  UN Security Council Briefing: 1540 Committee  Weapons of mass destruction 
22 December  United Nations Security Council Briefing: The situation in Yemen   Yemen 

2016 

Statement 

Subject 

19 January

New Zealand Statement: Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Besieged Areas in Syria

Syria

25 January

UN Security Council: Explanation of Vote at the adoption of Resolution 2261 on Colombia

Columbia

26 January

UNSC Middle East Open Debate (external link)

Middle East

11 February

UN Security Council: January Wrap-up Session

Security Council

11 February

UN Security Council Debate: Working Methods

Security Council

15 February

UN Security Council: Open debate: The situation in the Middle East (Syria)

Middle East/Syria

15 February

UN Security Council open debate: Respect for the principles and purpose of the Charter of the United Nations

Security Council

18 February

UN Security Council: Somalia/Eritrea 751/1907 Committee Briefing

Somalia/Eritrea

23 February

UN Security Council Open Debate: Post-conflict Peacebuilding: Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture

Peacekeeping

26 February

UN Security Council: Debate: The Council's Working Methods

Security Council

26 February

UN Security Council: Syria Political

Syria

29 February

UN Security Council Briefing from Chair-in-Office of OSCE

Peace and Security/Europe

29 February

UN Security Council Briefing: UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

Kosovo

2 March

UN Security Council - Non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Non-proliferation/DPRK

10 March

United Nations peacekeeping operations - Sexual exploitation and abuse

Peacekeeping

11 March

UN Security Council adoption of resolution 2272 on sexual exploitation and abuse in UN peacekeeping operations

Peacekeeping

15 March

UN Security Council: The Situation in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

17 March

UN Security Council debate: MINUSTAH

Haiti

21 March

UN Security Council: Open Debate on Prevention and resolution of conflicts in the Great Lakes region

Africa/Rwana

28 March

UN Security Council Open Debate: Role of women in prevention and resolution of conflicts in Africa

Africa

14 April

UN Security Council Open Debate: Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts

Counter-terrorism

19 April

United Nations Security Council: The Situation in Somalia

Somalia

25 April

UNSC Open Debate: Peace Consolidation in West Africa - Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea in the Gulf of Guinea

Africa

28 April

UN Security Council: The situation concerning Western Sahara

Africa/Western Sahara

28 April

UN Security Council Briefing: Ukraine

Ukraine

3 May

United Nations Security Council Briefing: Healthcare in Armed Conflict

Security Council

4 May

United Nations Security Council Briefings by Chairs of subsidiary bodies 

Security Council

4 May

United Nations Security Council Briefing: The situation in the Middle East (Syria)

Middle East/Syria

5 May

UN Security Council Debate: The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia & Herzegovina

10 May

General Assembly: UN, Peace and Security

Peace and security

24 May

UN Security Council Open Debate on the United Nations-African Union peace and security cooperation: Chapter VIII application and the future of the African Peace and Security Architecture

Africa

26 May

UN Security Council Briefing: Peace and Security in Africa: challenges in the Sahel Region

Africa/Sahel

8 June

United Nations Security Council debate: The work of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia and the Mechanism

Rwanda/former Yugoslavia

10 June  United Nations Security Council open debate: Peacekeeping and protection of civilians   Peacekeeping 
21 June  UN Security Council: Open briefing: United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)  Afghanistan 
29 June  UN Security Council: Debate: The situation in the Middle East (UNDOF)  Middle East 
29 June  UNSC: Explanation of Vote UN Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) mandate renewal  Mali 
12 June  UN Security Council Open Debate: Middle East   Middle East 
13 July  Comprehensive Review of Security Council Resolution 1540  Weapons of mass destruction 
18 July  UN Security Council:Briefing: Non-proliferation  Non-proliferation 
19 July  Open Debate on Security Council Working Methods  Security Council 
25 July  UN Security Council: Syria Humanitarian  Syria 
27 July  UN Security Council: Lake Chad  Africa/Lake Chad 
28 July  UN Security Council Open Debate: Post-conflict Peacebuilding in Africa  Africa 
29 July  UN Security Council: Debate: The situation in Burundi  Burundi 
2 August  UN Security Council Open Debate: Children and Armed Conflict 

Children/Armed conflict

 
12 August  UN Security Council: UNMISS Adoption | New Zealand Explanation of Vote  Africa/South Sudan 
22 August  UN Security Council: Syria Meeting  Syria 
31 August  UN Security Council: Debate: Conflict Prevention and the Council's Working Methods  Security Council 
2 September  UN Security Council: “Wrap-up” session  Security Council 
13 September  UN Security Council Statement after the Vote: Colombia adoption  Colombia 
14 September UN Security Council Quarterly Debate on Afghanistan  Afghanistan 
16 September  UN Security Council: The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question  Middle East/Palestine 
21 September  United Nations Security Council: The Situation in the Middle East - Syria  Middle East/Syria 
22 September  UN Security Council Ministerial-Level Meeting on Aviation Security and Terrorism  Aviation security/Counter-terrorism 
23 September  UN Security Council: Statement after the vote, Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty  Weapons of mass destruction 
25 September  UN Security Council: Open Debate: The Situation in the Middle East (Syria)  Middle East/Syria 
27 September  UN Security Council: The Situation in the Middle East  Middle East 
8 October  Reply to comments by the Permanent Representative of Syria  Syria 
8 October  UN Security Council: Syria  Syria 
8 October  UN Security Council: Syria  Syria 
11 October  UN Security Council:Debate: Haiti  Haiti 
19 October  UN Security Council: Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East  Middle East 
26 October  UN Security Council: Open Debate: The Situation in the Middle East (Syria)  Middle East 
26 October  UN Security Council Open Debate: Women Peace and Security  Women/Peace & security 
28 October  UN Security Council Debate: Cooperation between UN and regional and sub-regional organisations in maintaining international peace and security: CSTO, SCO, CIS  Security Council 
31 October  UN Security Council: Briefing on the Middle East - Yemen   Middle East/Yemen 
7 November  UN Security Council: Open Debate: Maintenance of International Peace and Security  Security Council 
7 November  UN Security Council: Open Debate On Peace Operations Facing Asymmetrical Threats  Security Council 
8 November  UN Security Council: Debate on the Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Bosnia & Herzegovina 

10 November  UN Security Council: Debate: United Nations Peacekeeping Operations  Peacekeeping 
16 November  UN Security Council: Kosovo Briefing  Kosovo 
17 November  UN Security Council: Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organisations in maintaining international peace and security (Organization of Islamic Cooperation)  Peace & security 
17 November  UN Security Council: Briefing UNMISS (South Sudan)  Sudan 
18 November  UN Security Council: Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and sub-regional organizations in maintaining international peace and security  Peace & security 
21 November  UN Security Council: Open Debate: The Situation in the Middle East (Syria)  Middle East/Syria 
22 November  UN Security Council: Open Debate on Water, Peace and Security  Peace & security 
23 November  UN Security Council: Syria Humanitarian Briefing  Syria 
30 November  UN Security Council: Debate: Non-proliferation / DPRK 

Non-proliferation/DPRK 

30 November  Explanation of Vote - Non Proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic of Korea  Non-proliferation/DPRK 
30 November  UN Security Council - The Situation in the Middle East - Syria  Middle East/Syria 
5 December  UN Security Council: The situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO)  Africa/DRoC 
8 December  UN Security Council: Open Debate: Former Yugoslavia  Former Yugoslavia 
9 December  UN Security Council: Debate: The Situation in the DPRK  DPRK 
10 December  UN Security Council Briefing: The Situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea  DPRK 
12 December  UN Security Council: Open Debate: Threats to International Peace and Security caused by Terrorist Acts  Counter-terrorism 
12 December  UN Security Council: Brief: TIPS, International Judicial Cooperation in countering terrorism   Counter-terrorism 
13 December  UN Security Council: Open Debate: Sudan and South Sudan   Africa/Sudan 
13 December  Briefing: The situation in the Middle East: Aleppo, Syria  Middle East/Syria 
16 December  Explanation of vote:UN Security Council: Adoption of the resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)  Africa/Sudan 
16 December  UN Security Council Open Debate: Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Preventing catastrophe: A global agenda for stopping the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by non-State actors  Non-proliferation/Weapons of mass destruction 
17 December  UN Security Council: The Situation in the Middle East including the Palestinian question  Middle East/Palestine 
19 December  UN Security Council Debate: UNAMA  Afghanistan 
19 December  UN Security Council: Briefings by Chairs of subsidiary bodies of the Security Council  Security Council 
20 December Security Council 
23 December  UN Security Council:The Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question  Middle East/Palestine 
23 December  UN Security Council: The Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question  Middle East/Palestine 
23 December  UN Security Council: Liberia (UNMIL)  Liberia 
23 December  UN Security Council: The situation in the Middle East (Syria Humanitarian)   Middle East/Syria 
23 December Action on the Resolution on Arms Embargo and targeted Sanctions on South Sudan Sudan
31 December UN Security Council: Syria - Explanation of vote on the adoption of Resolution 2336 Syria