March 2009 Monthly Forecast

Posted 26 February 2009
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Notable Dates

Reports Due for Consideration in March

Document Requesting Report

by 25 February

SG report on Djibouiti/Eritrea border dispute


by 27 February

SG report on Lebanon (resolution 1701)


27 February

SG report on Kosovo


by 28 February

SG recommendations on the establishment of an integrated UN office in Central African Republic


1 March

SG report on UN support to AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)


2 March

SG report on Somali piracy


6 March

SG report on Afghanistan (UNAMA)


9 March

SG report on Haiti (MINUSTAH)


mid March

SG quarterly report on Somalia


mid March

Report of the 1737 Sanctions Committee on Iran


19 March

SG report on International Tribunals (ICTY/ICTR)


23 March

SG report on mediation and support activities


March 2009

Mandates Expire

Relevant Document

15 March

Council authorization for EUFOR (Chad/CAR)


23 March

UNAMA (Afghanistan)


March 2009

Other Important Dates

1 March

Special Tribunal for Lebanon is expected to commence functioning.

2 March

International pledging conference to rebuild Gaza in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

4 March

ICC judges are expected to issue a decision on the prosecution application for a warrant of arrest against President al Bashir.

11-14 March

Security Council visit to Haiti

17 March

Briefing by Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia

18 March

Council debate on report of AU/UN peacekeeping panel (S/2008/813)

20-21 March

Security Council Retreat with the Secretary-General

by 31 March

Council review of SG’s recommendations on Liberia (S/RES/1836)

Also expected in March:

  • A briefing on the activities of the Development Fund for Iraq and the International Advisory and Monitoring Board in accordance with resolution 1859.
  • The Chairman of the Sudan Sanctions Committee to brief the Council in accordance with elections on 19 April.
  • Senate elections for a third of the seats in the senate of Haiti are scheduled to be held on 19 April.
  • A high level donor conference on Haiti is scheduled for April in Washington.
  • An international meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is expected to be held in Moscow in late
    spring or early summer.
  • Legislative elections in Lebanon are scheduled for 7 June.
  • Presidential elections in Iran are scheduled for 12 June.
  • Presidential and legislative elections in Sudan to be held before July 2009.
  • Presidential elections are expected in Afghanistan on 20 August 2009.
  • Legislative elections in Chad are currently slated for 2009.

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