May 2009 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 April 2009
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Notable Dates

Reports for consideration in May

Document Requesting Report

16 April

SG report (S/2009/210) on Somalia (AMISOM)


17 April

SG report (S/2009/211) on Sudan (UNMIS)


24 April

SG report on resolution 1559 (Lebanon)


30 April

SG report (S/2009/221) on Nepal (UNMIN)


Early May

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


15 May

DRC Group of Experts interim report


by 15 May

SG report on Georgia (UNOMIG)


May 2009

Other Important Dates

1 May

Special Representative and Head of UNFICYP appointment expires

7 May

Consultations on Secretary-General’s report on implementation of resolution 1559 (Lebanon)

11 May

High-level Council meeting on Israel/Palestine

14-21 May

Council delegation visit to Africa

18-19 May

The fifth round of Geneva talks on Georgia is expected to take place.

Also expected in May:

  • The Council is expected to receive a briefing from the new High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • The chairs of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, the 1267 Committee, and the 1540 Committee are expected to brief the Council in a public debate.
  • The conclusions of a UN board of inquiry into damage to UN facilities and loss of life during the December-January conflict in Gaza may also be submitted to the Council during May.
  • The report by the Secretary-General on Protection of Civilians is expected.
  • Kurdistan National Assembly and Kurdistan Regional Government Presidency elections are expected to be held in Iraq.
  • A meeting of the International Contact Group for Piracy off the Coast of Somalia is expected in New York at the end of May.

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • Legislative elections in Lebanon are scheduled for 7 June 2009.
  • Presidential elections in Guinea-Bissau are scheduled for 28 June 2009.
  • AU Summit is expected in July 2009.
  • Referendum on the Status of Forces Agreement between the US and Iraq is expected to be held in Iraq by 31 July 2009.
  • Presidential elections are expected in Afghanistan in September 2009.
  • Legislative elections are expected to be held in Iraq in December 2009.
  • Legislative elections in Chad are currently slated for 2009.
  • Elections in the DRC are currently slated for 2009.
  • Palestinian presidential and legislative elections are to be held in January 2010.
  • Elections (presidency and parliament, south Sudanese presidency, state governors, southern parliament and state assemblies) in Sudan are expected in February 2010.

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