June 2009 Monthly Forecast

Posted 29 May 2009
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Turkey holds the presidency of the Council in June.   

An open debate on protection of civilians is planned late in the month. There is also a possibility of another open debate on peacekeeping with a particular focus on troop contributing countries late in the month (this has not been confirmed at press time).

Debates are likely on Kosovo, with the participation of representatives of Serbia and Kosovo, and on Iraq, with the likely participation of the country’s representative.

Formal meetings to adopt resolutions renewing mandates of operations in the Golan Heights (UNDOF) and in Georgia (resolution 1866) are expected.

The Council is likely to receive several briefings in June:

  • A briefing on Sudan by John Holmes, the Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, originally scheduled in May but postponed.
  • The monthly Middle East briefing may be conducted in June by Tony Blair, the Quartet Special Envoy (at press time this has not been confirmed).
  • Early in the month, the Council will be briefed by the presidents and prosecutors of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR) on the completion strategies for each tribunal.
  • The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is also expected to brief the Council.
  • The Chair of the Liberia Sanctions Committee.
  • The Chair of the Iran Sanctions Committee.
  • The head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA).

The Council is likely to receive briefings on:

The Council will also discuss: