October 2009 Monthly Forecast

Overview

Viet Nam will preside over the Security Council in October.

Two open debates are currently expected:

Formal meetings are expected for the adoption of several resolutions. In addition to the expected resolution on women peace and security, the Council is likely to:

There will also be formal meetings on Kosovo (with the expected participation of representatives of Serbia and Kosovo) and Timor-Leste. But no Council decisions are expected.

Briefings are expected on the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad; on Somalia; and on the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC). The Council will also receive its annual briefing from the President of the International Court of Justice.

Consultations are likely on the mandate of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) and on the sanctions regime in that country; on the mandate of the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti; on MONUC; on Iraq-Kuwait missing persons and property issues; on the UN Mission in Sudan; and on theSecretary-General’s 1559 report concerning Lebanon.

Council members are also expected to continue their work on the Annual Report of the Security Council to the General Assembly.

From 30 September through 2 October, the Council’s 1540 Committee (on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction) is expected to hold a meeting with UN members at large to facilitate the participation of member states, intergovernmental organisations and regional organisations in a comprehensive review.
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