April 2010 Monthly Forecast

Posted 31 March 2010
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Notable Dates

Reports for consideration in April

Document Requesting Report

31 March

Kosovo (UNMIK)

S/RES/1244

1 April

DRC (MONUC)

S/RES/1906

1 April

Iraq (DFI/IAMB)

S/RES/1905

5 April

Women, Peace and Security

S/RES/1889

5 April

Sudan (UNMIS)

S/RES/1870

5 April

Western Sahara (MINURSO)

S/RES/1871

19 April

Lebanon (resolution 1559)

S/PRST/2004/36

mid April

Group of Experts on Côte d’Ivoire

S/RES/1893

April 2010

Mandates Expire

Relevant Document

30 April

Sudan (UNMIS)

S/RES/1870

30 April

Western Sahara (MINURSO)

S/RES/1871

April 2010

Other Important Dates

8-9 April

ASEAN Conference will be held.

11 April

Elections in Sudan are expected.

the week of 19 April

The Council is expected to undertake a visiting mission to DRC, Uganda and Rwanda

 

The trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor will continue in April.

Also expected in April:

  • The Council is expected to receive the report of the Commission of Inquiry on the assassination of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto.
  • The Council will hold debates on post conflict peacebuilding, Council working methods, the Middle East and Haiti.
  • Elections are expected in Northern Cyprus.
  • Council members are expected to be briefed on support for AU peacekeeping.
  • National elections are expected in the Central African Republic.
  • A Secretary-Generals report on small arms is expected.

The Council is expected to be briefed by the:

  • Chairman of the Sanctions Committee on Côte d’Ivoire
  • Special Envoy for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 Terje Rød-Larsen
  • UN Controller for the Development Fund for Iraq
  • Head of UN peacekeeping, Alain Le Roy, on Sudan and MINURCAT
  • Special Adviser on Gender Issues Rachel Mayanja
  • Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Margot Wallström
  • Special Representative for the Secretary-General and Head of MONUC Alan Doss
  • Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross
  • Permanent Representatives leading different parts of the Council trip to the DRC, Rwanda and Uganga 

 

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • An Afghan-led peace jirga will take place in early May.
  • The NPT Review Conference will be held in New York from 3 to 28 May.
  • Organisation of the Islamic Conference Summit will be held from 18 to 20 May in Dashanbe, Tajikistan.
  • The promulgation of Nepal’s new constitution is expected by 28 May.
  • The Human Rights Council is expected to conduct its Universal Periodic Review of Guinea-Bissau and Kenya in May.
  • Communal, presidential and legislative elections are expected in Burundi on 21 May, 28 June and in late July, respectively.
  • The ICC Rome Statue Review will be held from 31 May to 11 June in Kampala, Uganda.
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit will be held in June.
  • The ICJ advisory opinion on the legality of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence is expected sometime during the first half of 2010.
  • The UN Fourth Biennial Meeting of States (BMS) regarding small arms is to be held in June.
  • Presidential elections are expected in Guinea on 27 June.
  • The Palestinian Authority has scheduled local elections for 17 July.
  • The General Assembly’s annual general debate will start on 14 September.
  • Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan are expected on 18 September.
  • The IAEA Summit will be held from 20 to 24 September in Vienna, Austria.
  • Legislative elections in Chad are expected for November.
  • General elections in Myanmar are expected later in 2010.
  • Legislative elections in the DRC are expected in July 2011 and presidential elections are expected in October 2011.
  • Legislative and presidential elections in Liberia are expected in October 2011.