Lebanon

  • November 2009

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    The Secretary-General’s next report on resolution 1701, adopted in 2006 at the end of the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel, is due on 31 October.

  • On 27 October the Council is expected to hold consultations on the Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of resolution 1559 and receive a briefing from the Special Envoy for this issue, Terje Rød-Larsen. This resolution, adopted in 2004, urged the disarmament of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias and the extension of government control over all Lebanese territory.

  • October 2009

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to consider in October the Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of resolution 1559. This resolution in 2004 urged the disarmament of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias and the extension of government control over all Lebanese territory.

  • August 2009

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    The mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) expires on 31 August. The Council is expected to extend it for another year. It seems possible that the recent explosions in southern Lebanon will complicate the negotiation of the text.

  • July 2009

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    A Secretary-General’s report on resolution 1701, which in 2006 called for an end to the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, is due at the end of June. Council consultations are expected in early July. The focus of Council attention is likely to be the political situation in Lebanon following the recent parliamentary elections.

  • May 2009

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    On 7 May the Council is expected to discuss the latest Secretary-General’s report on implementation of resolution 1559, which in 2004 urged the disarmament of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias and the extension of government control over all Lebanese territory.

  • March 2009

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    A report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of resolution 1701 will be before the Council in March. A briefing by the Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Michael Williams, is expected. At press time, there were no signs that the Council would take any significant action. On 1 March the Special Tribunal for Lebanon is scheduled to begin functioning.

  • February 2009

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    Lebanon will be on Council members’ minds in February because the mandate of the UN International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC), considering the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, is due to expire. However, the Council is expected to let it lapse.

  • December 2008

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    Early in December, the Council will receive a report from the UN International Independent Investigation Commission on the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and others. The Council is expected to receive a public briefing from the Chief Investigator, Daniel Bellemare, and hold consultations, on 16 December.

  • November 2008

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    A report on resolution 1701 is expected in November. But it is unclear whether the Council intends to meet to discuss it (it will have heard a briefing by Special Envoy for implementation of resolution 1559 Terje Rød-Larsen on 30 October).

  • October 2008

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    The next report of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for implementation of resolution 1559 is due mid-October. The Council is expected to hold consultations. It was unclear at press time whether the Council could agree that the recent positive developments should be welcomed.

  • August 2008

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    The mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) expires on 31 August. The Council is expected to extend it for another year.

  • July 2008

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council in July will consider the Secretary-General’s report on resolution 1701, which ended the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel in 2006.

  • June 2008

    Lebanon

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew for another six months the mandate of the UN International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC) of the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and others. This expires on 15 June. The Council received a letter from the Lebanese government on 16 May expressing the hope that the Council would extend the mandate until 31 December.

  • 14 May 2008

    Update Report No. 3 Lebanon

    Update Report

    It seems possible that the Council will take up the situation in Lebanon in the coming days.  More than sixty people were killed in recent armed clashes between followers of the government majority led by the Future Movement (a Sunni Muslim organization) and those of the Syria-backed Hezbollah and Amal-led opposition (a