September 2007 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 August 2007
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Aide Memoire

Important matters pending before the Council include:

  • The 2005 World Summit requested the Security Council to consider reforms relating to the Military Staff Committee. This has yet to be addressed.
  • Since a briefing in March, the Council has not addressed the issue of Northern Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army. At press time, Special Envoy Joaquim Chissano was touring the region.
  • The post of a Special Representative heading UNMIS in Sudan has not been filled since the end of 2006. It now appears that an appointment may be imminent.
  • The post of the Special Representative in Côte d’Ivoire is vacant and has been awaiting appointment since mid-February.
  • 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.
  • On the DRC, the Council is still to consider imposing individual sanctions under resolution 1698 against armed groups that recruit children. Nor is it clear whether the Security Council will continue to address the issue of natural resources in the DRC notwithstanding its open thematic debate on the subject of natural resources and conflict in June (S/PV.5705).
  • On West Africa, the Council is yet to follow up its 16 March consultations on cross-border issues.

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