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)


29 Dec

1591 Committee concerning the Sudan Panel of Experts interim report


31 Dec

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


31 Dec

SG report on cooperation between UN Missions in West Africa


early Jan

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


early Jan

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


early Jan

The Group of Experts on DRC sanctions (interim report)


6 Jan

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


mid Jan

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


mid Jan

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


mid Jan

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


31 Jan

SG report on Darfur (monthly)


Jan 2007

Mandates Expire

Relevant Doc

1 Jan

UNIOSIL (UN Integrated Office for Sierra Leone)


10 Jan

UNOCI (UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire)


31 Jan



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.