February 2013 Monthly Forecast

Posted 31 January 2013
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Overview

The Republic of Korea (ROK) will preside over the Security Council in February.

An open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict is planned with ROK Foreign Minister Kim Sung-Hwan expected to preside. In addition to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, briefers are likely to include the High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos.

A quarterly debate on Kosovo is planned, with a briefing by Farid Zarif, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo.

A briefing on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations, in particular with the EU, is expected by Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Briefings, followed by consultations, are likely on:

Briefings in consultations are likely on:

Formal sessions will be needed to adopt:

Throughout the month, Council members will be following closely developments in Mali and in Syria and additional meetings on these issues may be scheduled.

At the end of the month, the ROK is planning a wrap-up session in a private meeting.