April 2008 Monthly Forecast

Posted 28 March 2008
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Notable Dates

Reports Due for Consideration in April

Document Requesting Report

20 March

SG report on UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)

S/RES/1777

27 March

SG report on UN International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC) (Lebanon)

S/RES/1748

late March

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

S/RES/1769

late March

SG report on UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)

S/RES/1244

late March/early April

SG report on options and recommendations for UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea

S/2008/145

1 April

SG semi-annual report on UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

S/RES/1780

early April

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

S/RES/1778

early April

SG report on UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG)

S/RES/1781

early April

SG report on UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) (every four months)

S/RES/1793, S/2008/137

early April

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

S/RES/1784

early April

SG report on regional and sub-regional organizations

S/PRST/2007/7

15 April

SG report on electoral process in Côte d’Ivoire

S/RES/1795

15 April

Côte d’Ivoire Group of Experts mid-term report to the Sanctions Committee

S/RES/1782

mid-April

Somalia sanctions Monitoring Group’s report

S/RES/1766

mid-April

SG quarterly report on UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)

S/RES/1770

mid-April

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

S/RES/1783

19 April

SG semi-annual report on the implementation of resolution 1559 (Lebanon)

S/RES/1559

late April

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

S/RES/1320

late April

SG report on UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN)

S/RES/1796

April

SG biennial report on small arms

S/PRST/2007/24

April

1540 Committee biennial report

S/RES/1673

April 2008

Mandates Expire

Relevant Document

15 April

UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG)

S/RES/1781

27 April

1540 Committee and its Group of Experts

S/RES/1673

30 April

UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)

S/RES/1783

30 April

Somalia sanctions Monitoring Group

S/RES/1766

30 April

UN Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS)

S/RES/1784

April 2008

Other Important Dates

2-4 April

A NATO summit meeting is scheduled in Bucharest, Romania to assess the situation in Afghanistan and Kosovo.

10 April

Constituent assembly elections in Nepal, delayed twice from 22 November and 20 June, have been scheduled for this date.

mid-April

A Council briefing on the Multi-National Force in Iraq (MNF-I) is likely.

15-30 April

A census is scheduled in Sudan.

16 April

Council members have invited the AU Peace and Security Council to a joint meeting in New York on this date.

17 April

The Council is expected to hold an open debate on UN cooperation with regional organisations and conflict prevention.

25-26 April

An international donor’s conference for Haiti is scheduled in Port-au-Prince.

Also expected in April:

  • A UN team is expected to go to Cyprus from 30 March to 2 April to assess prospects for the Secretary-General’s good offices.
  • The Human Rights Council will hold the first session of the Universal Periodic Review from 7 to 18 April.
  • A Council debate on small arms is expected.

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • A referendum on a new constitution in Myanmar has been scheduled for May.
  • Parliamentary elections are planned for 11 May in Serbia.
  • Local government elections are scheduled for June in Sierra Leone.
  • A Council visiting mission is being considered. Options include Central Africa, the Horn of Africa, DRC, Côte d’Ivoire and Haiti.
  • A meeting of the International Compact for Iraq is planned for June in Europe, possibly in Stockholm.
  • An international conference to review progress on implementation of the Afghan Compact is scheduled for June in Paris.
  • 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.
  • Presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire are now expected by the end of June 2008.

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