May 2010 Monthly Forecast

Posted 29 April 2010
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Notable Dates

Reports for consideration in May

Document Requesting Report

6 April

SG report on Kosovo (UNMIK) S/2010/169


30 April

SG report on Chad/CAR (MINURCAT)


30 April

SG report on Sudan (UNAMID)


early May

Panel of Experts report on DPRK (North Korea)


1 May

SG report on Somalia (AMISOM)


1 May

SG report on Nepal (UNMIN)


12 May

SG report on Iraq (UNAMI)


mid May

Semi-annual report of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina


21 May

DRC Group of Experts report


late May

SG report on Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI)


May 2010

Mandates Expire

Relevant Document

15 May



15 May

Nepal (UNMIN)


31 May

Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI)


31 May



May 2010

Other Important Dates

1 to 10 May

An interagency assessment mission to the DRC is expected.

3 to 28 May

The NPT Review Conference will be held in New York.

13 to 16 May

The Council is expected to visit the DRC.

18 to 20 May

Organisation of the Islamic Conference Summit will be held in Tajikistan.

21 May

Municipal elections are scheduled for Burundi.

22 May

An international reconstruction and development conference for Somalia, hosted by Turkey, will be held in Istanbul.

25 May

The Contact Group on piracy off the coast of Somalia is scheduled to meet in New York.

28 May

The promulgation of Nepal’s new constitution is due.

Also expected in May:

  • An Afghan-led peace jirga will take place.
  • The Human Rights Council is expected to conduct its Universal Periodic Review of Guinea-Bissau and Kenya.

The Council is expected to be briefed by the:

  • chairs of the three counter-terrorism-related committees (1267 Committee, the CTC and the 1540 Committee)
  • chair of the DPRK Sanctions Committee
  • head of UNMIN Karin Landgren
  • head of BINUB Charles Petrie
  • head of UN peacekeeping Alain Le Roy on Chad/CAR and Sudan
  • Special Representative Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah on Somalia
  • Special Representative Ad Melkert on Iraq
  • Special Representative and head of UNMIK Lamberto Zannier
  • High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Valentin Inzko


Important Dates over the Horizon

  • The ICC Rome Statute Review will be held from 31 May to 11 June in Kampala, Uganda.
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit will be held in June.
  • The Human Rights Council will hold its fourteenth session in June.
  • Burundi presidential elections are expected for 28 June, legislative elections for 23 July and senatorial elections for 28 July.
  • 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.
  • General Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina are expected in October.
  • Legislative elections in Chad are expected for November.
  • The ICJ advisory opinion on the legality of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence is expected later in 2010.
  • 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.