March 2024 Monthly Forecast

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  • Overview  

    In March, Japan will hold the presidency of the Security Council.  Read more

  • In Hindsight: The Security Council and Conflict Prevention

    Conflict prevention is at the core of the UN Charter. As Secretary-General António Guterres remarked during his swearing-in ceremony on 12 December 2016, “prevention is not a novel concept—it is what the founders of the UN asked us to do”. Read more

  • Status Update since our February Forecast

    This is the Status Update since our last Forecast. Read more

  • Non-Proliferation

    In March, Japan plans to convene a high-level briefing on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation as a signature event of its presidency. Read more

  • Syria

    The Council expects to hold two meetings this month on Syria: one on the political and humanitarian issues and another on the chemical weapons track. Read more

  • South Sudan

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) before its 15 March expiration. Prior to this, the Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the Secretary-General’s 90-day UNMISS report, released on 24 February.   Read more

  • Afghanistan

    In March, the Security Council is expected to consider the renewal of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which is set to expire on 17 March. Prior to that, the Council will hold its quarterly meeting on Afghanistan. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNAMA Roza Otunbayeva is expected to brief. A civil society representative may also brief. Read more

  • DPRK (North Korea)

    In March, the Security Council is expected to extend the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee. Additionally, the Chair of the 1718 DPRK Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Pascale Baeriswyl (Switzerland), is scheduled to brief Council members in closed consultations on the 90-day report on the committee’s work.   Read more

  • Sudan

    In March, the Council will hold a briefing on the Secretary-General’s report on “UN efforts to support Sudan on its path towards peace and stability” in accordance with resolution 2715 of 1 December 2023, which terminated the mandate of the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS). Read more

  • EU-UN Cooperation

    In March, the Security Council will hold its annual meeting on strengthening EU-UN cooperation under the agenda item “Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security”. Read more

  • Conflict Prevention

    In March, the Security Council will hold an open debate on “Promoting Conflict Prevention – Empowering All Actors Including Women and Youth”. Japan is organising the open debate as a signature event of its Council presidency. Briefings are expected by representatives of the UN Secretariat, academia, and civil society. Read more

  • Yemen

    In March, Security Council members is expected to hold a briefing, followed by closed consultations on Yemen. UN Special Envoy Hans Grundberg; the Head of the UN Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA), Major General Michael Beary; and a representative of OCHA are expected to brief. Read more

  • Lebanon  

    In March, Council members expect to receive a briefing in consultations on the Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of resolution 1701. Read more

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    In March, the Security Council will hold a briefing and consultations on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The anticipated briefer is the Special Representative and Head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), Bintou Keita. Read more

  • UNDOF (Golan)

    In March, the Council will hold its quarterly consultations on the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan. Read more

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