October 2009 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 September 2009
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Notable Dates

Reports for consideration in October

Document Requesting Report

16 September

SG report on Women, Peace and Security (S/2009/465)

S/PRST/2008/39

30 September

SG report on Timor-Leste (UNMIT)

S/RES/1867

30 September

SG report on the DRC (MONUC)

S/RES/1856

30 September

SG report on Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI)

S/RES/1880

30 September

SG report on Kosovo (UNMIK)

S/RES/1244

30 September

SG report on Somalia

S/RES/1872

late September

SG report on Sudan (UNMIS)

S/RES/1881

15 October

DRC Group of Experts

S/RES/1857

22 October

SG report on Iraq-Kuwait (missing persons and return of property)

S/2006/469

by end of October

SG report on Chad/CAR (MINURCAT)

S/RES/1861

October 2009

Mandates Expire

Relevant Document

13 October

International Security Assistance Force to Afghanistan (ISAF)

S/RES/1833

15 October

Haiti (MINUSTAH)

S/RES/1840

15 October

Sudan Panel of Experts

S/RES/1841

31 October

Côte d’Ivoire Sanctions and Group of Experts

S/RES/1842

October 2009

Other Important Dates

9 October

The village (suco) and sub-village (aldeia) elections for chiefs and councils in Timor-Leste are due.

15 October

The General Assembly is expected to hold elections for five Security Council seats.

31 October

The mandate for the High-Level Coordinator for Iraq-Kuwait missing persons and property ends.

Also expected in October:

  • The president of the ICJ, Hisashi Owada, is expected to brief the Council.
  • The Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNMIK, Lamberto Zannier, is likely to brief the Council.
  • Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Timor-Leste, Atul Khare, is likely to brief the Council.
  • The Council is expected to hold an open debate on the implementation of resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.
  • The Somalia Monitoring Group is scheduled to provide its midterm briefing to the Sanctions Committee.
  • The final report of the Group of Experts for Côte d’Ivoire is expected.
  • Special Envoy Terje Rod-Larsen is expected to breif the Council on the implementation of resolution 1559 concerning Lebanon.

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • Local elections are expected in Kosovo on 15 November 2009.
  • Presidential elections are expected in Côte d’Ivoire on 29 November 2009.
  • The Council is expected to review the extension of the terms of permanent judges in the ICTR/ICTY who were members of the Appeals Chamber by 31 December 2009.
  • Legislative elections in Chad are slated for 2010.
  • Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan are scheduled for late 2009.
  • The Human Rights Council will conduct its Universal Periodic Review of Côte d’Ivoire and the DRC on 3 December.
  • Parliamentary elections for Iraq are provisionally scheduled for January 2010.
  • Palestinian presidential and legislative elections are to be held in January 2010.
  • The trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor is expected to continue until February 2010 with a possible ruling in July and a sentencing in August.
  • Elections (presidency and parliament, south Sudanese presidency, state governors, southern parliament and state assemblies) in Sudan are expected in April 2010.
  • General elections in Myanmar are slated for 2010.
  • The ICJ is expected to make an advisory opinion on the legality of Kosovo’s February 2008 unilateral declaration of independence sometime in 2010.
  • Presidential and legislative elections in Liberia are scheduled for 2011.

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