October 2011 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 September 2011
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Overview

Nigeria will have the Council presidency in October. A number of open debates and other initiatives are planned.

Nigeria decided to organise a debate on security sector reform, an issue last discussed by the Council as a distinct theme in 2008. The debate will likely be chaired either by its president or foreign minister and the Secretary-General is expected to brief the Council.

The quarterly open debate on the Middle East is expected in October and so is the annual open debate on women and peace and security and the implementation of resolution 1325, with the head of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, likely to brief.

The Council expects to adopt in October its annual report to the General Assembly. It will also have its annual private meeting with the President of the International Court of Justice.

Briefings are expected:

Consultations are also expected to review the Côte d’Ivoire sanctions regime.

Formal Council meetings are expected to adopt resolutions:

An election to fill five rotating seats on the Security Council is scheduled to be held by the General Assembly on 21 October.

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