Monthly Forecasts

Security Council Report's principal publication providing objective and analytical monthly reporting on the Security Council's current and prospective programme of work.

  • January 2021

    Monthly Forecast

    Tunisia has the presidency in January.

  • December 2020

    Monthly Forecast

    South Africa has the presidency in December.

  • November 2020

    Monthly Forecast

    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has the presidency of the Security Council in November.

  • October 2020

    Monthly Forecast

    Russia holds the presidency in October.

  • September 2020

    Monthly Forecast

    Niger has the presidency in September. While the Security Council is expected to continue to work largely remotely, due to COVID-19 restrictions, it plans to hold some meetings—including adoptions—on UN premises.  

  • August 2020

    Monthly Forecast

    Indonesia has the presidency of the Security Council in August.

  • July 2020

    Monthly Forecast

    Germany has the presidency of the Security Council in July.

  • June 2020

    Monthly Forecast

    France has the presidency of the Security Council in June.

  • May 2020

    Monthly Forecast

    Estonia has the presidency of the Security Council in May.

  • April 2020

    Monthly Forecast

    The Dominican Republic has the Security Council presidency in April. With COVID-19 still likely to make physical meetings difficult, the Council is expected to continue to use the provisional measures set out in the 27 March letter from Ambassador Zhang...

  • March 2020

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, China has the presidency. It will have three signature events. The first is a debate on countering terrorism and extremism in Africa. Potential briefers are Secretary-General António Guterres and Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat....

  • February 2020

    Monthly Forecast

    Belgium has the February presidency of the Security Council. It has decided to hold an open debate on transitional justice, and will also hold a high-level briefing on “Integrating child protection into peace processes to resolve conflict and sustain peace”....

  • January 2020

    Monthly Forecast

    Viet Nam has the presidency of the Council in January. It has chosen to hold a ministerial-level open debate on “Maintenance of international peace and security: upholding the UN Charter”. Viet Nam will also convene a briefing on cooperation with regional and sub-regional organisations, with a focus on ASEAN.

  • December 2019

    Monthly Forecast

    The US has the presidency in December. It is planning a briefing on a new topic: the role of philanthropy in post-conflict situations, to be held under the broader agenda item “Maintenance of International Peace and Security”.  Otherwise, the programme of work largely focuses on regular briefings and mandate renewals.

  • November 2019

    Monthly Forecast

    The UK has the presidency in November.