November 2007 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 October 2007
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Aide Memoire

Important matters awaiting attention 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.
  • The post of the Special Representative in Ethiopia-Eritrea has been vacant since May 2006.       
  • On the DRC, the Council has still not taken up individual sanctions under resolution 1698 against armed groups that recruit children. Nor has the Council resumed discussion of 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.
  • On Sierra Leone, the Secretary-General’s report based on a comprehensive assessment, to assist the Council in defining UNIOSIL’s exit strategy, requested by resolution 1734 and to be submitted “closer to the election date” is overdue. 

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