October 2006 Monthly Forecast

Posted 28 September 2006
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Aide Memoire

Important matters pending for the Council are:

  • In October 2004 the Council requested  a report on the practical steps the UN could take to strengthen its action in support of transitional justice and the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict situations. This has not been submitted.
  • The December 2004 report by the Secretary-General on human rights violations in Côte d’Ivoire, requested by a presidential statement, has still not been made public. Also on Côte d’Ivoire, the December 2005 report by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has not been published.
  • A draft resolution on Small Arms circulated by Argentina in March 2006 has not been adopted.
  • A year after the September 2005 World Summit asked for “fair and clear procedures for listing and de-listing individuals for targeted sanctions” and that the Council consider reforms to the Military Staff Committee neither issue has been addressed. 
  • The quarterly report on the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) is due. The last report was circulated in May 2006, and it is unclear when NATO will issue the next report.
  • Council members are still to follow-up on the Secretary-General’s recommendations vis-à-vis the Ugandan rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) (S/2006/478). The report was submitted on 29 June, but action has been on hold.

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