August 2011 Monthly Forecast

Posted 29 July 2011
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Notable Dates

Report Due

Reports for Consideration in August

Requesting Document

31 July

SG report on Kosovo (UNMIK)


10 August

Panel of Experts report on the Libyan sanctions regime


30 August

SG report on Somalia (AMISOM)


Mandate Expiry in August 2011

Relevant Document

31 August

Lebanon (UNIFIL)


August 2011

Other Important Dates

23 August

The Liberian constitutional referendum is scheduled.

Also expected in August:

  • The Council is expected to receive the annual reports of the two international criminal tribunals, for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR).
  • The Council is likely to meet with UNIFIL troop-contributing countries.
  • The Council is likely to continue following Sudan and South Sudan closely, with meetings possible.

Briefings are expected by:

  • Special Representative Augustine Mahiga, on Somalia
  • Special Representative Abou Moussa, on Central Africa
  • Under-Secretary-General B. Lynn Pascoe, on the Middle East and Libya
  • Under-Secretary-General Alain Le Roy, on UN Peacekeeping Operations
  • Sanctions Committee Chairman Ambassador José Filipe Moraes Cabral, on DPRK  

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • The next meeting of the Libya Contact Group is expected in September.
  • There will be an open meeting organised by the Counterterrorism Committee to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the adoption of resolution 1373 and the establishment of the Committee in September.
  • Legislative and presidential elections in Liberia are expected in October.
  • Palestinian local elections are expected in the West Bank in October.
  • Legislative elections in Côte d’Ivoire are possible in November.
  • Legislative and presidential elections are tentatively scheduled in the DRC for 28 November.

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