October 2006 Monthly Forecast

Posted 28 September 2006
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Notable Dates

See also  Important Dates over the Horizon

October 2006

Reports due in October


Relevant Document

by October SG report on the situation in the Central African Republic   SC/8771
early October SG report on UNOMIG (UN Observer Mission in Georgia) (quarterly)   S/RES/1666
7 October Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry regarding the May violence in Timor-Leste   S/RES/1704
16 October SG report on MINURSO (UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) (semi-annual)   S/RES1675
16 October SG report on women, peace and security   S/PRST/2005/52
19 October SG report on the implementation of resolution 1559 (semi-annual)   S/RES/1559
25 October

SG report on the review of arrangements between the international security forces and UNMIT (UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste)

31 October SG report on Somalia (every four months)  


31 October SG report on UNOCI (UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire) (quarterly)   S/RES/1682

31 October

SG report on Darfur (monthly)



October 2006

Mandates Expire



8 October

UNMIS (UN Mission in Sudan)  


15 October UNOMIG  


31 October




October 2006

Other Important Dates

4 October ECOWAS will hold a summit in Abuja regarding Côte d’Ivoire.
11 October The Peacebuilding Commission Trust Fund will be launched.
12-13 October The Peacebuilding Commission will meet on Sierra Leone and Burundi, respectively.
13 October An Arria formula meeting on Sierra Leone is scheduled.
16 October Elections for the 2007-2008 members of the Security Council
19 October The Advisory Committee on Genocide Prevention is due to meet with the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Juan E. Méndez.
20 October The 1521 Committee concerning Liberia is due to review the diamond sanctions which will expire on 20 December 2006. (S/RES/1689)
27 October The Council will hold its annual open debate on women, peace and security, following up on resolution 1325.  The UK is expected to host an Arria formula meeting prior to the debate.
29 October Run-off elections in the DRC are scheduled.
30 October The third round of talks between Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government and the Union of Islamic Courts are expected to resume in Khartoum.
Also expected in October:
  • Media reports indicate that Iran’s deadline to suspend its enrichment activities has been extended to early October.
  • The process for the appointment of next Secretary-General is expected to intensify in October.
  • The annual report of the Security Council to the General Assembly is expected in October for debate in the General Assembly in November.

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • A donors’ round table for Guinea-Bissau is expected to be held in Geneva on 7-8 November.
  • A NATO summit will be held on 28-29 November in Latvia.
  • 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.
  • The mandates of UNFICYP, UNOCI, UNDOF and ONUB will expire in December.

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