Afghanistan

  • March 2008

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to extend the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which expires on 23 March. An open debate on 12 March is likely. Unlike previous years when the mandate renewal was relatively straightforward, this time the vacancy of position of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Afghanistan as well as the rapidly deteriorating security situation raise the possibility of a technical rollover.

  • January 2008

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    In September, Tom Koenigs, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Afghanistan announced that he would step down from his post on 31 December 2007. At press time, the Secretary-General was expected to choose Koenig’s successor and inform the Council by the end of the year.

  • October 2007

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Secretary-General's Special Representative, Tom Koenigs, is expected to brief the Council on the Secretary-General's semi-annual report on Afghanistan published on 21 September.

  • September 2007

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    The mandate of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) expires on 13 October, but the Council may renew ISAF's mandate in September. (As in 2006, early consideration is possible in order to accommodate Germany's desire that a Council resolution be in place before its parliament in October considers extending the mandate of its troops in ISAF.)

  • March 2007

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to extend the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which expires on 24 March. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Afghanistan, Tom Koenigs, will likely brief the Council.

  • November 2006

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    A Council delegation will travel to Afghanistan in mid-November. The mission will be headed by Ambassador Kenzo Oshima of Japan and will include Argentina, China, Denmark, France, Greece, Qatar, Russia, the UK and the US. During the week-long visit the mission will meet with Afghan officials, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in various locations in Kabul, northern and southern Afghanistan, and also Pakistani officials in Islamabad.

  • October 2006

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    No formal Council action on Afghanistan is expected for October, but members will closely watch developments. Given the deterioration in the security situation, a presidential statement or statements to the press seem possible.

  • March 2006

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to review and extend the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) after it receives the recommendations of the Secretary-General in his March regular report. The report of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has yet to be presented to the Council.

  • February 2006

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to endorse the Afghanistan Compact, a five-year framework for reconstruction to be adopted in early February in London at an international conference co-chaired by the UK, the UN and the Afghan government.

  • January 2006

    Afghanistan

    Monthly Forecast

    No Council action is expected in January. However, important developments taking place off stage will have an impact when the Council takes up the situation again in early 2006.