February 2010 Monthly Forecast

Posted 29 January 2010
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Notable Dates

Reports for consideration in February

Document Requesting Report

31 January

Darfur (UNAMID)


12 February

Timor-Leste (UNMIT)


mid February




Iraq (UNAMI)


February 2010

Mandates Expire

Relevant Document

26 February

Timor-Leste (UNMIT)


February 2010

Other Important Dates

2 February

The AU Summit will conclude in Addis Ababa.

11-17 February

The Human Rights Council will conduct its Universal Periodic Review of Fiji on the 11th, Iran on the 15th, Iraq on the 16th and Bosnia and Herzegovina on the 17th.


The Secretary-General is expected to report to the General Assembly on Israeli and Palestinian follow-up to the Goldstone Report.

Also expected in February:

  • a debate on transition and exit strategies in peacekeeping operations
  • a meeting with troop and police contributors to MINURCAT
  • a briefing on Darfur

The Council is expected to be briefed by:

  • Ameerah Haq, the Special Representative for Timor-Leste
  • Ad Melkert, the Special Representative for Iraq
  • The chair of the DPRK Sanctions Committee
  • Kanat Saudabayev, the OSCE Chairman-in-Office 

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • The trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor will continue in February.
  • Presidential elections are expected in Côte d’Ivoire shortly.
  • General elections in Iraq are expected on 7 March.
  • An Arab League summit is expected to be held in Tripoli in March.
  • Elections in Sudan are expected in April.
  • Elections are expected for April in Northern Cyprus.
  • The Human Rights Council is expected to conduct its Universal Periodic Review of Guinea-Bissau, Haiti and Kenya in May.
  • National elections are expected in the Central African Republic before the end of April.
  • The promulgation of Nepal’s new constitution is expected by 28 May.
  • The ICJ advisory opinion on the legality of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence is expected sometime during the first half of 2010.
  • Presidential and legislative elections are expected in Burundi on 28 June and in late July.
  • Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan are expected for September.
  • Legislative elections in Chad are expected for November.
  • General elections in Myanmar are expected later for 2010.

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