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


31 October

SG report on the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN)


by 4 November

SG report on Somalia including report on piracy resolution


by 7 November

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


14 November

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


15 November

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


mid to late November

SG report on the implementation of resolution 1701 (Lebanon)


late November

DRC Group of Experts report due to Sanctions Committee


30 November

SG report on UN Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB)


30 November

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


November/early December

Somali Sanctions monitoring group report


early December

SG report on implementation of resolution 1818 (Cyprus)


November 2008

Mandates Expire

Relevant Document

21 November

EU Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina (EUFOR)


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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