November 2009 Monthly Forecast

Posted 2 November 2009
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Overview

In November, Austria will hold the presidency of the Security Council.

An open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict (at press time set for 11 November) will mark the tenth anniversary of the Council’s thematic engagement with this subject. Austria’s Foreign Minister Michael Spidelegger is expected to preside.

Several other debates are likely:

The Council is also expected to hold formal meetings to adopt resolutions on:

Several briefings in Council meetings are expected including:

A briefing to members of the Council in informal consultations is expected from the Special Envoy on the Great Lakes Region, Olusegun Obasanjo.

Consultations are also expected on:

  • the UN operation in Darfur (UNAMID); and
  • resolution 1701 on Lebanon.

Also in November, the Council president will present the Council’s annual report to the General Assembly (scheduled for 12 November) and Council members will participate in the annual retreat with the incoming Council delegations, organised by the Mission of Finland.

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