March 2006 Monthly Forecast

Posted 24 February 2006
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Aide Memoire

A few important matters that are awaiting action include:

  • The report by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Juan Méndez, on his visit to Côte d’Ivoire was “shared” with the Council, but has not yet been made public.
  • At the January Great Lakes meeting, the Council, in resolution 1653, requested the Secretary-General to make recommendations on “how best to support efforts by states in the region to put an end to the activities of illegal armed groups.”  This will address the thorny issue of the Ugandan rebel group LRA’s activities.
  • The draft resolution on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, expected in December, has still not been adopted and it has not been discussed recently in Council Consultations.
  • In September, the Council requested a report from the Secretary-General on proposals for addressing the outstanding cases of serious crimes committed in East Timor following the report of the Commission of Experts in July 2005.