November 2006 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 October 2006
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Notable Dates

See also  Important Dates over the Horizon

November 2006

Reports Expected in November

Relevant Document

early November SG report on Children and Armed Conflict S/RES/1612

An independent review by the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services on the implementation of the monitoring and reporting mechanism for Children and Armed Conflict

20 November

SG report on the options for downsizing the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE)

late November

Final report of the Monitoring Group of the 751 Committee concerning Somalia


30 November

SG report on Darfur (monthly)


30 November

Report on the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)


November 2006

Mandates Expire


21 November EU Military Mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina (EUFOR)


30 November EU Reserve Force in the DRC (EUFOR RD Congo)


November 2006

Other Important Dates

4-5 November China-Africa Summit in Beijing
7-8 November A donors’ round table for Guinea-Bissau will be held in Geneva.
10-17 November

A Council mission to Afghanistan is being planned and an open meeting and report following the mission’s return is likely.

13 November

Resolution 1718 called on all member states to report to the Council regarding actions taken to implement sanctions on North Korea.

23 November-1 December

The fifth session of the Assembly of State Parties to the ICC Rome Statute will be held at the Hague.

27 November-8 December Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva
28-29 November A NATO summit will be held in Latvia.
Also expected in November:
  • Under Secretary-General Ibrahim Gambari may visit Myanmar for talks with the government and possibly brief the Council upon his return.
  • An agreement between the Secretary-General and the Lebanese government on an international tribunal to try those suspected of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s assassination, as requested in resolution 1664, is expected in November.
  • The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, François Lonseny Fall, is expected to brief the Council on Somalia.
  • A meeting of the Contact Group for Kosovo is expected in early November.
  • The Council is expected to adopt its Annual Report to the General Assembly in a public meeting in mid-November.
  • Secretary-General elect, Ban Ki-moon, is expected in New York in mid-November to begin the transition leading to the commencement of his term as Secretary-General on 1 January 2007.
  • A high-level meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council regarding Darfur is expected towards the end of the month.
  • A Council debate on Children and Armed Conflict is expected in late November.
  • The Informal Working Group on General Issues on Sanctions will present its recommendations to the Council in late November.

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • The second Great Lakes summit is tentatively scheduled for 14-15 December in Nairobi.
  • 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, ONUB and BONUCA will expire in December.
  • The Annual Report of the Security Council to the General Assembly is expected to be presented on 11 December.
  • A substantive session of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations is being planned for late February or early March 2007.
  • The Council is tentatively planning visiting missions for 2007 to West Africa (including Côte d’Ivoire), Timor-Leste and Central Africa.
  • The Special Court for Sierra Leone has reported that Charles Taylor’s trial at the Hague will begin in April 2007.

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