July 2010 Monthly Forecast

Posted 1 July 2010
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Overview

Nigeria will hold the Council presidency in July. Two thematic open debates are expected: the periodic debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict and a debate on conflict prevention and settlement of disputes. (Security Council Report will publish an Update Report on the latter prior to the debate.) Furthermore, the monthly Middle East briefing will likely be followed by an open debate.

As it has been the practice for nearly a decade, Nigeria, as the July presidency, will be in charge of drafting the annual report of the Council to the General Assembly (covering the period from 1 August 2009 through 31 July 2010).

The annual meeting with the AU’s Peace and Security Councilis also expected in July.

In addition to the monthly briefing on the Middle East, several other briefings are expected on:

  • Darfur, prior to the renewal of the mandate of the AU-UN Hybrid Operation (UNAMID);
  • Guinea-Bissau and the quarterly report of the Secretary-General on UNIOGBIS, most likely by its head, Joseph Mutaboba;
  • the periodic report on the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), probably by its head, Said Djinnit;
  • the Development Fund for Iraq and its periodic report, most likely by the UN Controller;
  • a briefing on the report of the humanitarian aid coordinator for Somalia required by resolution 1916;
  • the Secretary-General’s report on Eritrea’scompliance with resolution 1907 (that imposed targeted sanctions for its destabilising role in the region);
  • the work of the Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Committee by its chair, Ambassador Claude Heller; and
  • Lebanon in consultations on the latest Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of resolution 1701, most likely by the Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams.

Several other consultations are likely on:

  • the situation in Guinea-Bissau;
  • Sudan, both on UNAMID and the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS);
  • the Eritrea sanctions;
  • the Somalia sanctions;
  • the report of the Liberia sanctions committee’s panel of experts; and
  • the Development Fund for Iraq and on progress toward the establishment of an Iraqi successor mechanism.

A formal Council meeting is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of UNAMID.

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