December 2007 Monthly Forecast

Posted 29 November 2007
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Notable Dates

Reports Due for Consideration in December

Document Requesting Report

26 November

SG report on UN Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB)

S/RES/1719

27 November

Commissioner’s report on UN International Independent Investigation Committee (UNIIIC) regarding Lebanon (every four months)

S/RES/1748

30 November

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

S/RES/1769

1 December

SG report on UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)

S/RES/1758

3 December

SG semi-annual report on the UN Peacekeeping Office in the Central African Republic (BONUCA)

S/PRST/2001/25
S/PRST/2006/47

4 December

SG report on UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)

S/RES/1759

5 December

SG semi-annual Iraq-Kuwait missing persons/ property report

S/RES/1284
S/2006/469

6 December

Panel of Experts of the 1521 Sanctions Committee concerning Liberia semi-annual report

S/RES/1760

early/mid-December

ICTY/ICTR annual reports and semi-annual completion strategy reports

S/RES/1534

mid-December

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

S/RES/1734

15 December

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

S/RES/1580

26 December

SG report on the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINURCAT)

S/RES/1778

27 December

Interim report of the Sudan Panel of Experts to the 1591 Sanctions Committee

S/RES/1779

31 December

SG quarterly report on Darfur

S/RES/1769

31 December

SG report on UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)

S/RES/1244

December 2007

Mandates Expire

Relevant Document

15 December

UNFICYP (Cyprus)

S/RES/1758

20 December

Travel and arms embargo on Liberia

S/RES/1731

20 December

Panel of Experts of the 1521 Sanctions Committee concerning Liberia

S/RES/1760

23 December

Monitoring Group of Somalia Sanctions Committee

S/RES/1766

31 December

AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS)

PSC/PR/Comm(LXXIX)

31 December

BINUB (Burundi)

S/RES/1719

31 December

BONUCA (Central African Republic)

S/PRST/2006/47

31 December

UNIOSIL (Sierra Leone)

S/RES/1734

31 December

Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)

S/RES/1535

31 December

ICTY Prosecutor

S/RES/1775

31 December

Multinational Force in Iraq

S/RES/1723

31 December

UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC)

S/RES/1756

31 December

UNDOF (Golan Heights)

S/RES/1759

31 December

UNIIIC Commissioner (Lebanon)

S/2007/351
S/2007/352

31 December

UNOGBIS (Guinea-Bissau)

S/2006/975

31 December

UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA)

S/2005/16
S/2004/858

31 December

UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS)

S/2005/730
S/2005/729

31 December

Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa

S/2007/6

December 2007

Other Important Dates

3 December

The Council’s Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa is expected to hold a seminar on the Council’s role in conflict prevention strategy in Africa.

3 -14 December

The UN Climate Change Conference will be held in Bali.

10 December

The report of Kosovo’s Contact Group to the Secretary-General is due.

8-9 December

An initiative to discuss drug-trafficking in Guinea-Bissau is being planned during the EU-Africa Summit in Lisbon.

18 December

The Council is expected to receive a briefing from the 1737 Sanctions Committee concerning Iran by this date.

20 December

The Council will review the termination of Liberia’s diamond sanctions and measures concerning Charles Taylor.

31 December

Iraq’s oil-for-food programme, development fund arrangements, and provisions for gas and petroleum products immunity will expire.

Also expected in December:

  • The Council is expected to receive briefings by the Chairman of the Sudan Sanctions Committee and the ICC Chief Prosecutor.
  • The Council is expected to receive a briefing on its November mission to Timor-Leste.
  • The Council is expected to receive briefings and/or reports from all out-going chairs of its sanctions committees, counter-terrorism committees and working groups (S/1995/234). New chairs for 2008 will be elected by the end of December.
  • The Council is expected to elect its two members to the Peacebuilding Commission for 2008.
  • Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes is expected to brief the Council on his mission to Africa which began on 26 November and is due to wrap up by early December.
  • The third round of UN-sponsored talks on Western Sahara between Morocco and Frente Polisario are expected to resume in Europe by the end of the year. The venue and exact dates are yet to be determined.
  • The mandate of the Human Rights Council’s group of experts on Darfur expires on 15 December.

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • In Georgia, early presidential elections and a referendum on the timing of parliamentary elections have been scheduled for 5 January.
  • The Council is expected to hold a debate on security sector reform in early 2008 after the Secretary-General’s report on this thematic issue is released. At press time, the report was expected to be issued sometime in November.
  • The constituent assembly elections in Nepal have been postponed to an unspecified date and have been delayed twice from 22 November and 20 June.
  • Presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire are now expected in early 2008, postponed from 31 October.
  • Municipal and local elections in Sierra Leone are expected in May 2008.

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