August 2006 Monthly Forecast

Posted 28 July 2006
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Important matters awaited include:

  • On Darfur, the report from the joint UN/AU assessment mission, requested by resolution 1679 within one week of the return of mission “on all relevant aspects of the mandate of the United Nations operation in Darfur, including force structure, additional force requirements, potential troop-contributing countries and a detailed financial evaluation of future costs” has not been issued even though the mission returned on 22 June.  These recommendations are now expected to be incorporated into the monthly report of the Secretary-General on Darfur, due before the end of July.
  • 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 still awaited.
  • 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 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”.
  • The report requested in resolution 1653 on the Ugandan rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army, with the recommendations on “how best to support efforts by states in the region to put an end” to such groups was published in early July. (At press time, the Council was set to discuss it in consultations on 28 July.)
  • The 2005 World Summit requested the Council to consider reforms to the Military Staff Committee. The Council has yet to take up the task.
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