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)


30 September

SG report on Timor-Leste (UNMIT)


30 September

SG report on the DRC (MONUC)


30 September

SG report on Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI)


30 September

SG report on Kosovo (UNMIK)


30 September

SG report on Somalia


late September

SG report on Sudan (UNMIS)


15 October

DRC Group of Experts


22 October

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


by end of October

SG report on Chad/CAR (MINURCAT)


October 2009

Mandates Expire

Relevant Document

13 October

International Security Assistance Force to Afghanistan (ISAF)


15 October



15 October

Sudan Panel of Experts


31 October

Côte d’Ivoire Sanctions and Group of Experts


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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