November 2009 Monthly Forecast

Posted 2 November 2009
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Aide Memoire

Important matters pending for the Council include:

  • The Secretary-General is yet to appoint his Political Deputy Special Representative for UNMIS. The post has been vacant since April 2008.
  • The post of the UN/AU Joint Special Representative for Darfur has been vacant since August. This post needs to be filled by a joint decision of the Secretary-General and the AU.
  • 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).
  • In resolution 1874 adopted on 12 June, the Council asked the Secretary-General to create, in consultations with the Council sanctions committee, a group of experts on sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and for the experts to report to the Council within ninety days. The reporting deadline has not been extended but, at press time, the group was not fully constituted.
  • Reports from the Kosovo Force (KFOR) appear to have stopped. The last one available covers the period from 1-31 July 2008.
  • The quarterly reports of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan are now always outdated when released. (The last report, released in June, 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 Secretary-General has yet to put forward proposals for the delineation of the international borders of Lebanon, especially in the Sheb’a Farms area, in accordance with resolution 1701.
  • The Council has yet to address the latest report of the Lebanon Independent Border Assessment Team, which was issued on 25 August 2008 (S/2008/582).
  • 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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