Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • December 2008

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected in December to renew the mandate of the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), which expires on 31 December and take stock of the situation in eastern DRC in the light of the ongoing crisis and its decision to expand MONUC. Possible options are discussed below.

  • November 2008

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    The dramatic developments in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) suggest that the Council will continue to watch the situation closely. It remains to be seen, however, whether the Council will agree to include the issue in the Council’s November programme of work.

  • The Council is expected to convene a meeting later in the week to adopt a presidential statement on the recently renewed hostilities in eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

  • August 2008

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    The Group of Experts on sanctions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is expected to submit its next report to the DRC Sanctions Committee by 15 August. The Sanctions Committee may report to the Council after considering the Group of Experts’ report.

  • July 2008

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council will consider the structure and activities of the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) based on the conclusions of the Council mission to the DRC on 7-8 June and the Secretary-General’s quarterly report. The mandate does not expire until 31 December. A Council presidential statement is therefore possible at this stage.

  • March 2008

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew the sanctions regime on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as the mandate of the Group of Experts, which both expire on 31 March. The Council is also expected to receive the next regular report of the Secretary-General on the UN Organisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in late March.

  • February 2008

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew the sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as the mandate of the Group of Experts, which expire on 15 February.

  • January 2008

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    The Security Council Sanctions Committee on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is expected to receive the report of its Group of Experts. The Committee is expected to report in February.  

  • December 2007

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), which expires on 31 December. The Secretary-General’s latest report on MONUC, received on 14 November, recommends renewal at current levels at least until after the 2008 local elections.

  • November 2007

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    Council members will receive the Secretary-General's report on the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is due by 15 November and expected to contain possible benchmarks for a drawdown of MONUC. There is a possibility of discussions in informal consultations perhaps leading to a statement on the deteriorating situation in the eastern part of the country.

  • On 10 August the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the sanctions regime on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This follows a short rollover of the existing resolution on 31 July to enable Council members to weigh up a recent deterioration of the situation in the east of the country as well as a request from the government to modify the arms embargo.

  • July 2007

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council in July is expected to focus its attention on the issue of sanctions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The report by the Group of Experts is due on 10 July and the discussions on the renewal of the sanctions regime and the Group's mandate by 31 July. The Council will also have the report of its mid-June mission to Kinshasa.

  • May 2007

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) by 15 May.

  • April 2007

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) by 15 April. It is unclear whether downsizing will be mandated. A further technical rollover is an option.

  • February 2007

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to agree to the request by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to delay its substantive review of the mandate of the UN Mission in the Congo (MONUC), which expires on 15 February. How long this technical extension might be is still under discussion.