September 2007 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 August 2007
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Notable Dates

Important Dates Over the Horizon

Reports Due for Consideration in September

Documents Requesting Report

16 August

SG quarterly report on the UN Mission in Liberia including drawdown plans (UNMIL)


22 August

SG report on the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)


29 August

SG post-election report with recommendations on the future of the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)


30 August

Sudan Sanctions Committee’s Panel of Experts report


30 August

SG monthly report on the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


5 September

SG progress report on the implementation of resolution 1757 (Lebanon, international tribunal), delayed from 28 August



SG assessment report on the UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL), delayed from mid August


20 September

SG contingency planning report for a possible UN operation to replace AMISOM


23 September

SG semi-annual report on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)


September 2007                       

Mandates Expire  

Documents Requesting Report

29 September

Panel of Experts of the 1591 Sanctions Committee concerning Sudan


30 September



September 2007

Other Important Dates

5 September

Greek Cypriot leader H.E. Tassos Papadopoulos and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat will meet in the UN Protected Area in Nicosia.

8 September

A run-off presidential election in Sierra Leone is scheduled.

10-14 September

John Holmes, Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, will be in the DRC where will travel to the Kivus and possibly also Ituri.

10-14 September

The IAEA Board of Governors will meet in Vienna. They will discuss North Korea’s nuclear programme and the IAEA’s most recent progress report on Iran, due in early September.

10-28 September

Sixth session of the Human Rights Council

15 September

Carla Del Ponte’s term as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is scheduled to expire.

18 September

The General Assembly will convene its 62nd session and the general debate will begin on 25 September.

21 September

A meeting of the enlarged Darfur Contact Group, co-chaired by the UN Secretary-General and AU Chairperson, is expected on the sidelines of the General Assembly.

22-23 September

The Secretary-General has tentatively planned for a conference on the future of Iraq and a meeting of the Quartet on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.                               

23 September

A high-level meeting on Afghanistan is expected on the margins of the General Assembly.

25 September

A summit-level Security Council meeting on Africa is expected.

Also expected in September:

  • The Secretary-General is expected to visit Sudan in the first week of September to help expedite the deployment of the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Libya and Chad are also expected to be included on his itinerary.
  • There are media reports that Nabih Berri, the parliamentary president, will convene the Lebanese parliament on 25 September to elect a new president of Lebanon as President Emile Lahoud’s term ends on 23 November and a new president has to be elected at least one month before.

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • A US-initiated international meeting on peace in the Middle East is being planned for later in the year.
  • The Secretary-General’s next reports on the thematic issues of Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict and Women, Peace & Security are expected by October.
  • The election of new members to the Security Council is scheduled for 16 October.
  • The constituent assembly elections in Nepal are expected 22 November, postponed from 20 June.
  • Parliamentary elections in Kosovo are expected in late 2007.
  • A workshop on security sector reform, a joint initiative of Slovakia and South Africa, is being planned for later in 2007 in Africa.
  • Presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire are now expected in January 2008, postponed from 31 October.

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