January 2010 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 December 2009
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Notable Dates

Reports for consideration in January

Document Requesting Report

29 December

Afghanistan (UNAMA)


31 December

West Africa (UNOWA)


31 December

Kosovo (UNMIK)


31 December



8 January

Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI)


11 January

Nepal (UNMIN)


mid January

Sudan (UNMIS)


January 2010

Mandates Expire

Relevant Document

23 January

Nepal (UNMIN)


31 January

Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI)


31 January

Somalia (AMISOM)


January 2010

Other Important Dates

1 January

The UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau will succeed UNOGBIS and the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic will succeed BONUCA.

28 January

A conference on Afghanistan in London is expected.

Also expected in January:

  • The Secretary-General is expected to advise the Council regarding his proposals for monitoring and reporting within the existing UN system on the protection of women and children from rape and other sexual violence in armed conflict and post-conflict situations, as requested by resolution 1888.
  • The 1540 Committee on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism is due to submit its comprehensive review to the Council, as well as its new programme of work.
  • Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy is expected to brief on Sudan.
  • The Secretary-General’s Representative in Nepal, Karin Landgren, is expected to brief.

The Council is expected to be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Representatives:

  • Kai Eide on Afghanistan;
  • Lamberto Zannier on Kosovo;
  • Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah on Somalia;
  • Choi Young-jin on Côte d’Ivoire; and
  • Said Djinnit on West Africa.

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • The Human Rights Council will conduct its Universal Periodic Review of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fiji, Iran and Iraq in February 2010.
  • Presidential elections are expected in Côte d’Ivoire in late February/early March 2010.
  • General elections in Iraq are scheduled for 7 March.
  • 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.
  • Elections are scheduled for April 2010 in Northern Cyprus.
  • National elections are expected in the Central African Republic before the end of April 2010.
  • The ICJ advisory opinion on the legality of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence is expected before July 2010.
  • Presidential and legislative elections are expected in Burundi on 28 June and in late July 2010, respectively.
  • Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan are slated for 2010.
  • Legislative elections in Chad are slated for 2010.
  • General elections in Myanmar are slated for 2010.

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