December 2006 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 November 2006
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Notable Dates

Important Dates over the Horizon

Reports due for Consideration in December  Relevant Document

30 November

SG report on new modalities for BONUCA (UN Peacebuilding Support Office in the Central African Republic)

S/PRST/2006/47

30 November

Commissioner’s report on UNMOVIC (UN Monitoring, Inspection and Verification Commission) (quarterly)

S/RES/1284

1 December

SG report on UNFICYP (UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus) (semi-annual)

S/RES/1687

6 December

SG report on UNOGBIS (UN Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau)

S/RES/1580

7 December

SG report on UNAMI (UN Assistance Mission for Iraq) (quarterly)

S/RES/1700

early December

SG report on the options for downsizing the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE); postponed from 20 November

S/RES/1710

early December

SG report on UNOCI (UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire) (quarterly)

S/RES/1652

early December

SG report on UNMIK (UN Mission in Kosovo)

S/RES/1244

mid December

SG report on UNMIL (UN Mission in Liberia) (quarterly)

S/RES/1712

mid December

SG regular report on the implementation of resolution 1701 (Lebanon)

S/RES/1701

mid December

Commissioner’s report on UNIIIC (UN International Independent Investigation Commission) (quarterly)

S/RES/1686

mid December

SG report on Iraq/Kuwait: Missing Persons and Missing Property (semi-annual)

S/RES/1284

mid December

SG report on UNDOF (UN Disengagement Observer Force) (semi-annual)

S/RES/1685

mid December

SG report on Chad incorporating the results of the CAR/Chad fact-finding mission

S/RES/1706

mid December

SG end of mandate report on ONUB (UN Operation in Burundi)

S/RES/1692

15 December

1521 Committee concerning Liberia Panel of Experts report

S/RES/1689

20 December

1533 Committee concerning the DRC Group of Experts mid-term report

S/RES/1698

late December

SG report on UNOMIG (UN Observer Mission in Georgia) (quarterly)

S/RES/1716

29 December

1591 Committee concerning the Sudan Panel of Experts interim report

S/RES/1713

31 December

SG report on the implementation of MINUSTAH’s mandate (UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti)

S/RES1702

31 December

SG report on cooperation between UN Missions in West Africa

S/PRST/2006/38

31 December SG report on the Central African Republic

S/PRST/2006/47

31 December

SG report on Darfur (monthly)

S/RES/1590

December 2006

Mandates Expire

Relevant Document

15 December

UNOCI

S/RES/1652

15 December

UNOCI personnel increase

S/RES/1682

15 December

Sanctions as per the 1572 Committee concerning Côte d’Ivoire

S/RES/1643

15 December

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

S/RES/1708

15 December

UNFICYP

S/RES/1687

20 December

Travel sanctions and arms embargo as per the 1521 Committee concerning Liberia

S/RES/1647

20 December

Diamond sanctions as per the 1521 Committee concerning Liberia

S/RES/1689

21 December

Panel of Experts of the 1521 Committee concerning Liberia

S/RES/1689

29 December

Monitoring Team of the 1267 Committee concerning Al-Qaida/Taliban

S/RES/1617

31 December

UNOGBIS

S/2005/795

31 December

UNDOF

S/RES/1685

31 December

UNIIIC Commissioner

S/2006/541

31 December

AMIS (AU Mission in the Sudan)

PSC/MIN/Comm (LXIII)

31 December

ONUB

S/RES/1692

31 December

SG’s Special Representative for the Great Lakes

S/2006/812
S/2006/811

31 December

Informal Working Group on General Issues of Sanctions

S/2005/841

31 December

Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa

S/2005/814

December 2006

Other Important Dates 

3 December

Local and municipal elections in Haiti 

4 December

Open debate on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict 

7-10 December

12th ASEAN Summit in Cebu, Philippines 

11 December

The Annual Report of the Security Council to the General Assembly 

14-15 Dec

2nd Great Lakes Summit in Nairobi 

31 December

Security Council comprehensive review of the CTED (S/RES/1535

31 December

Denmark and Tanzania’s term on the Peacebuilding Commission ends (S/2006/25

31 December

The second term of Secretary-General Kofi Annan ends and Ban Ki-moon of South Korea will begin his term as Secretary-General on 1 January 2007. 

Also expected in December:

  • Talks mediated by the southern Sudanese government between Somalia’s transitional government and the Union of Islamic Courts are expected in mid-December, postponed from 30 October.
  • A briefing by the ICC chief prosecutor on investigations regarding Darfur is expected.
  • The 751 Committee concerning Somalia is likely to hold an unprecedented meeting between the Monitoring Group and states mentioned as having violated the arms embargo in the Group’s latest report (S/2006/913).
  • An open Council meeting on Afghanistan is expected in early December following the Council visiting mission which concluded its assessment on 16 November.
  • In mid to late December the DRC will hold its presidential inauguration, election of the senate is expected on 29 December.
  • 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)  The Chairman of the PBC has also called for ongoing discussion of its work in Burundi during December.
  • The framework agreement for the International Compact for Iraq is expected to be finalised in December.
  • The semi-annual reports of the ICTR and ICTY are expected. (S/RES/1534)

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • UN Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB) will commence on 1 January 2007. (S/RES/1719)
  • The next AU Summit will take place in January 2007 and a new AU chairperson is expected to be chosen.
  • A 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.
  • The Secretary-General’s next report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict is due October 2007.

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