After several years of drift, is it time to rethink the “Arria-formula” meeting template?
15 June 2019
The trend away from the traditional attributes of Arria-formula meetings since 2012 has occurred so rapidly and completely that many UN Member States today are unaware of how radical the transformation has been . . .
Arria-formula meeting on Syrian human rights convened on short notice, to some complaints
19 March 2018
When a formal Council meeting on Syrian human rights failed to go forward owing to a procedural vote, four Council members convened an Arria-formula meeting shortly thereafter in order to hear the intended briefing by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights . . .
On 19 March 2015, Lithuania hosted an “Arria-formula meeting on the human rights situation, media freedom and situation of the national minorities in Ukraine. Council members Angola, China, the Russian Federation and Venezuela did not attend . . .