June 2006 Monthly Forecast

Posted 26 May 2006
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Important matters awaited include:

  • On Charles Taylor, a draft resolution to facilitate a hearing of his case by the Special Court for Sierra Leone in the International Criminal Court premises and for his detention in the Netherlands, first circulated in early April, has not yet been adopted.
  • On the Ugandan rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army, the recommendations requested in  resolution 1653 on “how best to support efforts by states in the region to put an end” to such groups are still outstanding. The most recent information suggests that drafting of that report has not been started despite clarification from the Council that it expects a written report.
  • A report on the practical steps the UN could take to strengthen its action in support for transitional justice and the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict situations, requested by an October 2004 Council presidential statement, has not been submitted yet.
  • On Timor-Leste, the report requested by the Council in September 2005 on proposals for addressing cases of serious crimes committed in Timor-Leste is not yet forthcoming.
  • On Côte d’Ivoire, the 2005 report by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the December 2004 report by the Secretary-General on human rights violations, requested by the Council, have not been made public yet.
  • On Afghanistanresolution 1623 requested quarterly reports on the activities of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). The last ISAF report was circulated in October 2005.
  • On Small Arms, a draft resolution circulated by Argentina in March has not been adopted.
  • Procedures for listing and de-listing individuals for targeted sanctions remain to be addressed following the request from the World Summit in September 2005 for “fair and clear procedures”. A report from the UN Office of Legal Affairs is still awaited.
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