October 2007 Monthly Forecast

Posted 28 September 2007
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Notable Dates

Reports Due for Consideration in October

Document Requesting Report

21 September

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

S/RES/1746

29 September

SG report on the progress toward the disposition of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) archive

S/RES/1762

30 September

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

S/RES/1769

30 September

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

S/2007/401

30 September

SG report on the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)

S/RES/1244

 8 October 

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

S/RES/1752

15 October

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

S/RES/1761

15 October

SG report on the implementation of the Ouagadougou agreement (Côte d’Ivoire)

S/RES/1765

19 October 

SG semi-annual 1559 report (Lebanon)

S/PRST/2004/36

20 October

SG report on Somalia

S/RES/1772

23 October

SG quarterly report on the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN)

S/RES/1740

24 October

SG quarterly report on the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)

S/RES/1755

24 October

SG semi-annual report on the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)

S/RES/1754

31 October

SG quarterly report on the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) 

S/RES/1767

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Mandates Expire  

Documents Requesting Report

15 October

UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

S/RES/1743

15 October

UNOMIG 

S/RES/1752

31 October

MINURSO 

S/RES/1754

31 October

UNMIS 

S/RES/1755

31 October 

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

S/RES/1761

31 October

Côte d’Ivoire sanctions regime 

S/RES/1727

October 2007

Other Important Dates

16 October

The election of new members to the Security Council is scheduled.

20 October

A briefing by the chairman of the 751 Committee concerning the Somalia arms embargo is expected by this date (S/RES/1772).

23 October

The Security Council will hold an open debate on Women, Peace and Security. The Secretary-General’s report on this thematic issue is expected prior to the debate.

23 October

The Lebanese parliament is planning to meet on to elect a new president, delayed from 25 September. President Emile Lahoud’s term ends on 23 November and a new president must be elected at least one month before.

27 October 

Darfur peace talks are scheduled to be held in Libya jointly mediated by the UN and AU.

29-31 October 

The Counter-Terrorism Committee will hold a meeting in Nairobi on the prevention of terrorist movement and effective border security.

Also expected in October:

  • The Secretary-General’s report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict is expected by 28 October for debate in November or December.
  • The chairman of the North Korea Sanctions Committee is expected to present the Committee’s quarterly report to the Council.

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • The second round of UN-sponsored talks on Western Sahara between Morocco and Frente Polisario are expected to resume in Europe in November, the venue and exact dates are yet to be determined.
  • A workshop on security sector reform, a joint initiative of Slovakia and South Africa, is being planned for 7-8 November in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • A US-initiated international meeting on peace in the Middle East is being planned for 15 November in Washington DC.
  • Parliamentary elections in Kosovo are expected on 17 November 2007.
  • The constituent assembly elections in Nepal are expected 22 November, postponed from 20 June.
  • Presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire are now expected in January 2008, postponed from 31 October.

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