October 2010 Monthly Forecast


Uganda will hold the presidency of the Security Council in October. The month’s programme is likely to be very tightly packed, especially since it seems the Council will undertake a mission to Sudan (Juba, Khartoum and Darfur and perhaps also Kampala, Uganda) during the week of 4 October. The elections in the General Assembly for five new Security Council members on 12 October will also be a focus.

Several debates are planned. In the first half of the month, the Council will hold a debate on post-conflict peacebuilding. Later in the month there is likely to be a debate onpeace and security in Africa with a focus on AU peacekeeping and will be presided over by Uganda’s Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa. In late October a ministerial-level open debate on women, and peace and security is planned to mark the tenth anniversary of the adoption of resolution 1325. An open debate on the Middle East and a debate on Timor Leste are also expected.

Several briefingsare expected on:

Consultations are also expected on Cote d’Ivoire and the operation there, UNOCI.

A number of adoptions are due and will occur in formal sessions of the Council:

The Council will also likely approve in October its annual report to the General Assembly.

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