August 2006 Monthly Forecast

Posted 28 July 2006
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Notable Dates

See also  Important Dates over the Horizon

August 2006

Reports due in August

Relevant Document

late July / early August

The SG report on recommendations regarding the mandate of a UN operation in Darfur pursuant to resolution 1679 will be incorporated into the SG’s monthly report on Darfur.


1 August

SG report on MINUSTAH (UN Stablisation Mission in Haiti)


7 August

SG report on the role of the UN in Timor-Leste following the expiration of UNOTIL’s mandate (UN Office in Timor-Leste) 


30 August

final report of the Panel of Experts of the 1591 Committee concerning the Sudan 


August 2006

Mandates Expire


11 August

UNAMI (UN Assistance Mission in Iraq) 


15 August MINUSTAH


20 August UNOTIL


27 August

Group of Experts of the 1572 Committee concerning Côte d’Ivoire 


August 2006

Other Important Dates

9 August

Security Council ministerial-level open debate on the consolidation of peace in West Africa

22 August

Iran announced it would formally respond to the P5+Germany package of incentives

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • An open debate on Cooperation between the Council and Regional Organisations is possible in September.
  • The mandate of UNMIS expires on 24 September (S/RES/1663) and the mandate of AMIS expires on 30 September (S/2006/156).
  • The ICC is expected to confirm charges against Thomas Lubanga, a former militia leader from Ituri in the DRC on 28 September. (deferred from 27 June)
  • The second session of the Human Rights Council is presently scheduled for 18 September to 6 October.
  • The selection process for the next Secretary-General is expected late September and or early October.
  • Elections for the 2007-2008 members of the Security Council are expected in October.
  • Elections are due in Côte d’Ivoire by 31 October but a decision will be taken by the Council in September.
  • The Annual Report of the Security Council to the General Assembly is expected in October for debate in the General Assembly in November.
  • The first annual report of the Peacebuilding Commission is due in December; it will be subject to a Council debate. (S/RES/1645 and 1646)
  • An open debate on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict is expected in December.

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