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)

S/RES/1863

17 April

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

S/RES/1812

24 April

SG report on resolution 1559 (Lebanon)

S/RES/1664

30 April

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

S/RES/1864

Early May

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

S/RES/1031

15 May

DRC Group of Experts interim report

S/RES/1857

by 15 May

SG report on Georgia (UNOMIG)

S/RES/1866

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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