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.

  • 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.

  • October 2019

    Monthly Forecast

    South Africa has the presidency in October.

  • September 2019

    Monthly Forecast

    Russia has the Security Council presidency in September.

  • August 2019

    Monthly Forecast

    Poland has the presidency in August.

  • July 2019

    Monthly Forecast

    Peru has the presidency in July.

  • June 2019

    Monthly Forecast

    Kuwait will hold the presidency in June.

  • May 2019

    Monthly Forecast

    Indonesia will hold the presidency in May.

  • April 2019

    Monthly Forecast

    The “joint presidencies” of France and Germany continue in April as Germany assumes the Council presidency.

  • March 2019

    Monthly Forecast

    France will hold the presidency in March. France and Germany, the Council president in April, will hold a “joint presidency” covering both months.

  • February 2019

    Monthly Forecast

    Equatorial Guinea will have the presidency in February.

  • January 2019

    Monthly Forecast

    The Dominican Republic takes on the presidency of the Security Council in January.