November 2009 Monthly Forecast

Posted 2 November 2009
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Notable Dates

Reports for consideration in November

Document Requesting Report

4 September

Peacebuilding Commission annual report


27 October

SG report on Darfur (UNAMID)


30 October

SG report on Nepal (UNMIN)


30 October

SG report on Lebanon (resolution 1701)


30 October

SG report on Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS)


by 2 November

SG report on Somalia (piracy)


6 November

SG report on Iraq (UNAMI)


mid November

High Representative’s report on EUFOR (Bosnia and Herzegovina)


11 November

Panel of Experts interim report on DPRK sanctions (originally due in September but granted a sixty day extension)


November 2009

Mandates Expire

Relevant Document

20 November

EUFOR-Bosnia and Herzegovina


30 November

The DRC Group of Experts


30 November

The DRC Sanctions Committee


November 2009

Other Important Dates

15 November

Local elections are expected in Kosovo.

18-19 November

A meeting is expected of the Steering Board of the Peace Implementation Council (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

25 November

The Council will hold a debate on the third annual report of the Peacebuilding Commission.

29 November

Presidential elections are expected in Honduras.

29 November

Presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire (media reports indicate that the Ivorian president has said that the elections might be delayed)

30 November

The Human Rights Council will conduct its Universal Periodic Review of Cyprus and Eritrea (in the context of the Djibouti/Eritrea situation).

In November the Council is expected to be briefed by:

  • the chairman of the 1718 Sanctions Committee on the DPRK;
  • the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq;
  • the chairs of the Council’s three counter-terrorism committees (1267, 1373 and 1540).
  • the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon;
  • the Secretary-General’s Representative in Nepal and head of UNMIN;
  • the chairman of the DRC Sanctions Committee;
  • the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on the Great Lakes Region may brief on threats to security by armed groups in eastern DRC; and
  • the chairman of the Somalia Sanctions Committee.

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan are scheduled for late 2009.
  • In December the Human Rights Council will conduct its Universal Periodic Review of Côte d’Ivoire, the DRC, the DPRK and Ethiopia (in the context of the Ethiopia/Eritrea situation).
  • 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 for Iraq are provisionally scheduled for January 2010.
  • Palestinian presidential and legislative elections have been announced for 24 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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