October 2009 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 September 2009
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Aide Memoire

Important matters pending for the Council include:

  • The Secretary-General is yet to appoint a Principal Deputy Special Representative for UNMIS. The post has been vacant since April 2008.
  • The Council has yet to address the Secretary-General’s summary of the report of the UN Board of Inquiry into incidents involving UN facilities and personnel in Gaza between 27 December and 19 January, submitted to it on 4 May (S/2009/250).
  • With the mandate of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) due for renewal in October, it is important to note that the last ISAF report covered the period from August 2008 to January 2009.
  • The Council requested the Secretariat on 21 November 2006 (S/2006/928) to update the index to Council notes and statements on working methods. This has not been published.
  • The 2005 World Summit requested that the Security Council consider reforms for the Military Staff Committee. This has yet to be addressed.
  • The Secretary-General is yet to report to the Council on Kenya as requested in a February 2008 presidential statement (S/PRST/2008/4).

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