Liberia

  • May 2008

    Liberia

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council in April is expected to consider the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which was submitted to the Council on 20 March.

  • March 2008

    Liberia

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to receive the Secretary-General’s report on the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which is due by late March. Resolution 1777 of September 2007 requested the Secretary-General to report on plans to draw down the level of peacekeepers. UNIMIL’s mandate expires on 30 September.

  • December 2007

    Liberia

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is likely to renew the sanctions regime (arms and travel embargo and assets freeze) imposed by resolutions 1521 and 1731, due to expire on 20 December. The Liberia Sanctions Committee is expected to receive the report of the Panel of Experts by 6 December.

  • September 2007

    Liberia

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UMMIL) which ends on 30 September. Action on the recommendations of the Secretary-General contained in the report regarding the gradual drawdown of UNMIL over the next few years is also likely. It is unclear whether the Council will also take up outstanding issues relating to diamond sanctions.

  • August 2007

    Liberia

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to receive the much anticipated Kimberley Process report and review the termination of the diamonds embargo in line wtoith resolution 1753 which encouraged the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) to report within ninety days to the Council, through the Council's 1521 Sanctions Committee concerning Liberia, on the country's application to the KPCS. The ability of Liberia  meet the recommendations of the KPCS is expected to be the main concern in the Council. 

  • June 2007

    Liberia

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council awaits the Secretary-General's quarterly report on the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). Resolution 1750 renewed UNMIL's mandate until 30 September. This interim report is expected to propose a drawdown plan, including "specific recommendations on force levels and options".

  • 26 April 2007

    Update Report No. 5: Liberia

    Update Report

    The Council is expected to adopt a resolution lifting the diamonds embargo on Liberia tomorrow, 27 April, nearly two months ahead of its expiration date envisaged by resolution 1731.

  • May 2007

    Liberia

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to review Liberia diamond sanctions by 20 April. A briefing by the chair of the Liberia Sanctions Committee (1521 Committee) is likely. Preceding the review, the Committee expects a briefing by the Panel of Experts.

  • A Council meeting on cross-border issues in West Africa is currently scheduled for 16 March. The format, either closed consultations or a public debate, is still being discussed.  The meeting is expected to focus on the long overdue report of the Secretary-General on cross-border issues in West Africa, which was only circulated to me

  • March 2007

    Liberia

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which expires on 31 March. Members await recommendations from the Secretary-General on UNMIL's future size. A decrease in troop levels is possible in view of the current pressure on peacekeeping resources for other proposed deployments in Africa.

  • December 2006

    Liberia

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council will consider the future of Liberia diamond sanctions by 20 December. The arms embargo, the travel ban and the mandate of the Panel of Experts (whose final report is due by 15 December) are expected to be renewed. Modifications to the Panel's mandate in light of recent changes in the sanctions regime are possible.

  • September 2006

    Liberia

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to extend the mandate of UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) at existing force levels and to provide security for the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), probably for six months.

  • 19 June 2006

    Update Report No.4: Liberia

    Update Report

    The Council is expected to adopt a resolution on 20 June suspending the timber sanctions for ninety days and renewing the diamond sanctions for six months, with a review in four months. The mandate of the Panel of Experts is also expected to be renewed.

  • June 2006

    Liberia

    Monthly Forecast

    The report from the Liberia Sanctions Committee Panel of Experts is due by 7 June. Sanctions on timber and diamonds expire on 20 June. The arms embargo and travel ban expire on 20 December. The Council has also imposed, on an indefinite basis, an asset freeze on a list of individuals with ties to former Liberian president Charles Taylor. 

  • March 2006

    Liberia

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council will renew the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which expires on 31 March.