March 2009 Monthly Forecast

Posted 26 February 2009
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Libya will preside over the Council’s work in March. In addition to its regular activities, during this month, the Council will undertake a mission to Haiti (from 11 to 14 March) and will also hold its annual retreat with the Secretary-General.

A public debate to review the report by the joint African Union-United Nations panel on options for UN support to AU peacekeeping operations is planned for 18 March. The meeting is likely to be chaired by Libya’s Minister for African Affairs Ali Treiki. Former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, who headed the panel, is expected to present the report.

There are also likely to be public debates on:

A briefing on the Council’s trip to Haiti is planned for 19 March.

The Council will hold a meeting in consultations on Liberiaand is likely to be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in charge of UNMIL, Ellen Løj.

On Lebanon, the Council, will hold consultations on implementation of resolution 1701 . A briefing by the Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams is possible.

Consultations on the situation between Eritrea and Djibouti are likely.

On Sudan, a briefing by the chair of the sanctions committee is expected. And, in view of the likely decision by the ICC judges on an arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, some Council discussions are likely.



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