April 2011 Monthly Forecast

Posted 31 March 2011
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Aide Memoire

Important matters pending include:

  • The December 2004 report by the Secretary-General on human rights violations in Côte d’Ivoire, requested in a May 2004 presidential statement (S/PRST/2004/17), was never made public. Also on Côte d’Ivoire, the December 2005 report by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has not been published.
  • A biennial report by the Secretary-General on small arms was requested in a presidential statement on 29 June 2007. The last such report was published in April 2008. (The overdue 2010 report may be submitted in April.)
  • The Secretary-General has yet to revive his Advisory Committee on the Prevention of Genocide. Its last meeting was held in 2008.
  • On 11 November 2009 in resolution 1894 on protection of civilians, the Council requested the Secretary-General to develop guidance for UN operations on reporting. There has been no report back to the Council on this.
  • The position of Special Envoy for Myanmar has not been filled since Ibrahim Gambari left the post in January 2009. (Vijay Nambiar, the Special Advisor to the Secretary-General, took on the position of Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Myanmar in what was expected to be temporary role.)
  • On 28 May 2010 in resolution 1925 on the mandate of MONUSCO, the operation in the DRC, the Council requested the Secretary-General to elaborate the concept of operation and rules of engagement. The Secretary-General has yet to report back to the Council and the TCCs on this issue.
  • Resolution 1904 in December 2009 indicated that the expert groups assisting the three counterterrorism committees (the 1267 Committee on Al-Qaida and Taliban sanctions, the 1373 Committee or CTC, and the 1540 Committee on weapons of mass destruction) should be co-located and asked the Secretary-General make the necessary arrangements “as soon as possible.” This request, reiterated in September 2010 (S/PRST/2010/19), is still outstanding.
  • UNAMI reports on human rights in Iraq, in the past were produced every two to three months. The last report, released in July 2010, covered the period from 1 July to 31 December 2009.
  • The request in resolution 1460 on Children and Armed Conflict that all the Secretary-General’s reports to the Council on country-specific situations include the protection of children is not yet implemented. In 2009 protection of children elements had been incorporated into only half of the relevant country-specific reports.
  • The mandate to the Secretary-General to assist with the delineation of the international borders of Lebanon, especially Sheb’a Farms, in accordance with resolution 1701, continues to await completion.
  • The Council requested the Secretariat on 21 November 2006 (S/2006/928) to update the index to Council notes and statements on working methods. This has not been published.