October 2011 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 September 2011
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Notable Dates

Report Due

Reports for Consideration in October

Requesting Document

27 September

SG report on UNISFA

S/RES/1990

11 October

SG report on Somali Natural Resources

S/RES/1976

15 October

Côte d’Ivoire Group of Experts

S/RES/1980

mid-October

SG report on Women, Peace and Security

S/PRST/2010/22

18 October

SG report on Sudan (UNAMID)

S/RES/2003

19 October

SG report on resolution 1559 (Lebanon) 

S/PRST/2004/36
S/RES/1559

23 October

SG report on Somalia Piracy

S/RES/1950

Mandate Expiry in October 2011

Relevant Document

13 October

Afghanistan (ISAF)

S/RES/1943

15 October

Haiti (MINUSTAH)

S/RES/1944

Other Important Dates in October 2011

12 October

The Council will hold an open debate on Peace and Security in Africa: Security Sector Reform.

19 October

The Council will hold an open debate on Peace and Security in Africa: Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

24 October

The Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East.

21 October

The General Assembly is expected to hold elections for five members of the Council.

27 October

Adoption of the Security Council annual report is expected.

28 October

The Council will hold its annual debate on Women, Peace and Security.

31 October

The Secretary-General will brief the Council on post-conflict peacebuilding.

Also expected in October:

  • Legislative and presidential elections in Liberia are expected.
  • The Council is expected to be briefed on UNISFA.
  • The Council is expected to be briefed on Secretary-General’s reports on Somali natural resources and Somalia piracy.
  • The Council is expected to review the force levels of UNMISS.
  • The Council is expected to receive its regular monthly briefing on Libya.
  • The Council is expected to be briefed on developments in Darfur.

Briefings are expected by:

  • Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Security Sector Reform
  • Special Envoy Terje Rød-Larsen, on Lebanon
  • Personal Envoy Christopher Ross, on Western Sahara
  • The UN Office on Drugs and Crime, on piracy in the Gulf of Guinea
  • President of the ICJ Hasashi Owada
  • Head of DPA B. Lynn Pascoe, on the Middle East, Libya, Somalia and as part of the regular monthly DPA briefing
  • Under-Secretary-General Herve Ladsous, on UNISFA
  • Under-Secretary-General Michelle Bachelet, on Women, Peace and Security
  • Joint Special Representative Ibrahim Gambari, on UNAMID

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • The Council and General Assembly will elect five judges to the ICJ in November.  
  • 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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