November 2008 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 October 2008
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Notable Dates

Reports Due for Consideration in November

Document Requesting Report

late October

SG report on the UN Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK), delayed from 9 October

S/RES/1244

31 October

SG report on the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN)

S/RES/1825

by 4 November

SG report on Somalia including report on piracy resolution

S/PRST/2008/33
S/RES/1816

by 7 November

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

S/RES/1830

14 November

Report by the High Representative for the Implementation of the Peace Agreement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

S/RES/1031

15 November

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

S/RES/1834

mid to late November

SG report on the implementation of resolution 1701 (Lebanon)

S/RES/1773

late November

DRC Group of Experts report due to Sanctions Committee

S/RES/1807

30 November

SG report on UN Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB)

S/RES/1791

30 November

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

S/RES/1828

November/early December

Somali Sanctions monitoring group report

S/RES/1811

early December

SG report on implementation of resolution 1818 (Cyprus)

S/RES/1818

November 2008

Mandates Expire

Relevant Document

21 November

EU Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina (EUFOR)

S/RES/1785

November 2008

Other Important Dates

31 October-1 November

The Secretary-General is scheduled to visit Nepal and subsequently brief the Security Council on his visit on 7 November.

5 November

The next round of the Lebanese National Dialogue

6 November

ICJ elections

12 November

A council mission to Afghanistan is scheduled.

13-14 November

An EU-Russia summit is scheduled to take place in Nice.

16 November

Legislative elections in Guinea-Bissau

18 November

The 15 October high-level talks on the recent crisis in Georgia between Georgia, Russia, the EU, the OSCE and the UN will resume.

19 November

A high-level open Council debate on strengthening collective security is expected.

Also expected in November:

  • An open Council debate on Protection of Civilians is expected.
  • The Council is expected to be briefed on Kosovo by the Secretary General’s Special Representative Lamberto Zannier.
  • The Council is expected to be briefed on Chad/CAR in late November, possibly by Victor da Silva Ângelo, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative .
  • The chairs of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, the 1267 Committee, and the 1540 Committee are expected to address the Council in an open briefing.
  • The Council is expected to be briefed on Somalia. 

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • A council mission to Haiti is still being discussed.
  • Iraqi provincial elections are scheduled for January 2009.
  • An international meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is expected to be held in Moscow in spring 2009.
  • Legislative elections in Lebanon are scheduled for May 2009.
  • Presidential and legislative elections in Sudan are scheduled for July 2009
  • Legislative elections in Chad are currently slated for 2009.

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