January 2006 Monthly Forecast

Posted 22 December 2005
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Notable Dates

Reports due for Consideration in January

Relevant Doc

late Dec

SG report on UNOMIG (UN Observer Mission in Georgia) (quarterly)

S/RES/1716

29 Dec

1591 Committee concerning the Sudan Panel of Experts interim report

S/RES/1713

31 Dec

SG report on the implementation of MINUSTAH’s mandate (UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti)

S/RES/1702 

31 Dec

SG report on cooperation between UN Missions in West Africa

S/PRST/2006/38

early Jan

A report from the UN technical mission sent to Nepal from 10-16 December

S/PRST/2006/49

early Jan

SG report on options for UNMEE (UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea) (every four months)

S/RES/1710

early Jan

The Group of Experts on DRC sanctions (interim report)

S/RES/1698

6 Jan

SG report on IGASOM (IGAD’s planned military mission to Somalia)

S/RES/1725

mid Jan

SG report on UNMIS (UN Mission in the Sudan) (quarterly)

S/RES/1714

mid Jan

SG recommendations on the adjustment on MONUC’s (UN Mission in the DRC) post-election mandate

S/RES/1711
S/2006/892

mid Jan

Report from the Sanctions Committee on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

S/RES/1718

31 Jan

SG report on Darfur (monthly)

S/RES/1590

Jan 2007

Mandates Expire

Relevant Doc

1 Jan

UNIOSIL (UN Integrated Office for Sierra Leone)

S/RES/1620

10 Jan

UNOCI (UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire)

S/RES/1726

31 Jan

UNMEE

S/RES/1710

Jan 2007

Other Important Dates 

1 Jan

Ban Ki-moon of South Korea begins his term as Secretary-General 

1 Jan

The UN Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB) commences operations. (S/RES/1719

21 Jan

Serbian parliamentary elections 

25 Jan

An international conference on financial assistance to Lebanon will be held in Paris. 

Also expected in January:

  • The AU will hold a summit, where a new chairperson is expected to be chosen.
  • A UN Human Rights Council fact-finding team is expected to visit Darfur.

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • A thematic debate in the Council on Security Sector Reform is possible for February.
  • The ICC Chief Prosecutor’s filing of first charges in connection with crimes committed in Darfur is possible in February.
  • The Secretary-General’s next report on Small Arms is expected in February.
  • The report from Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Future Status Process for Kosovo, Martti Ahtisaari, is expected before the end of March.
  • A session of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations is being planned for late February or early March 2007.
  • The Council is tentatively planning visiting missions for 2007 to West Africa (including Côte d’Ivoire), Timor-Leste and Central Africa.
  • The Special Court for Sierra Leone has reported that Charles Taylor’s trial at The Hague will begin in April 2007.
  • Parliamentary elections in Chad are scheduled for April 2007.
  • Election of Nepal’s constituent assembly is expected in June 2007.
  • The Secretary-General’s next reports on the thematic issues of Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict and Women, Peace & Security are expected by October 2007.