February 2008 Monthly Forecast

Posted 29 January 2008
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Notable Dates

Reports Due for Consideration in February

Document Requesting Report

17 January

SG report on UN Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) (S/2008/26)


31 January

SG report on UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)


31 January

SG monthly report on Darfur


31 January

SG report on the negotiations between Morocco and Frente Polisario


31 January

SG report on a completion strategy for the UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL)


early February

SG report on Conflict Prevention and Resolution, particularly in Africa and on further options for the implementation of resolution 1625



early February

SG report on children and armed conflict


8 February

SG report on Somalia


8 February

Report of the Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) on changes to the organisational plan for the CTED


late February

SG report on Lebanon regarding implementation of resolution 1701


February 2008

Mandates Expire

Relevant Document

15 February

Democratic Republic of the Congo sanctions and Group of Experts


20 February

Council authorisation of AMISOM (Somalia)


26 February

UN Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)


February 2008

Other Important Dates

31 January to 2 February

The AU Summit is scheduled to be held in Addis Ababa

3 February

Second round of the Serbian presidential elections is scheduled

11 February

The Lebanese presidential election is scheduled for 11 February, after postponement for the 13th time

12 February

The Council is expected to hold a debate on children and armed conflict.

Also expected in February:

  • Presidential elections are planned in the Republic of Cyprus on 17 February.
  • EUFOR troops are expected to begin deployment in Chad.
  • The Secretary-General is likely to present a report on progress in the establishment of the Lebanon special tribunal in late February or early March.
  • Preparatory work on the demarcation of the border between north and south Sudan may begin.

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • The fourth round of talks between Morocco and the Polisario is scheduled for 11-13 March in New York.
  • A census is planned for April in South Sudan.
  • The Secretary-General is expected to report on security sector reform.
  • Constituent assembly elections in Nepal, delayed twice from 22 November and 20 June, have been scheduled for 10 April.
  • Presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire are now expected before the end of June 2008, postponed from 31 October 2007.
  • Local government elections are scheduled for June in Sierra Leone.
  • The Secretary-General is expected to submit to the Council a report on Small Arms in 2008 and a meeting of states to consider the implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in small arms and Light Weapons in all its Aspects is planned for 14-18 July 2008 in New York.

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