The 15-member body will be briefed by a U.N. official on the subject and huddle over a new proposed resolution on the situation in the country.
A recent French-British resolution failed to please Russia, one of the permanent members of the council, and some other members. As a result, diplomats have tweaked the resolution language to make the measure palatable to Russia and all members.
It was not clear precisely when a vote on the resolution would happen, though Britain and France have said they would like it to take place by Friday.
A resolution would fail if one of the five permanent members vetoes it.
While vetoes by Russia and China appear possible, council members hope to get as much support possible for a resolution. The idea is to get a lot of support and highlight the opposition of those few countries that vote down the measure. (read more)