July 2012 Monthly Forecast

Posted 29 June 2012
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Colombia will hold the presidency of the Security Council in July. An open debate is planned to discuss the Middle East with a briefing by the Secretariat.

The Council is due to also receive briefings, to be followed by consultations on:

  • Iraq by the head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Martin Kobler;
  • Libya by the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ian Martin;
  • Côte d’Ivoire, by the head of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), Albert Gerard Koenders;
  • Darfur and the work of the AU/UN Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), most likely by UN Secretariat;
  • Guinea-Bissau, by the head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), Joseph Mutaboba;
  • Burundi, by the exiting head of the UN Office in Burundi (BNUB), Karin Landgren and the Chair of the PBC Burundi Configuration Ambassador Paul Seger (Switzerland); and
  • the work of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), by its head Said Djinnit.

Briefings in consultations will likely be given on:

  • Syria, probably twice, one likely by UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan and another by the High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, and the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS);
  • the human rights situation in Libya, by Pillay;  
  • the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, by Pillay;
  • the human rights situation in Sudan, by Pillay;
  • Cyprus, by the head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), Lisa M. Buttenheim and possibly also by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, Alexander Downer;
  • Yemen by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, Jamal Benomar;
  • the status of compliance by Sudan, South Sudan, and the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement-North with Council resolution 2046 (likely twice during the month);
  • the implementation of resolution 1701 (that called for a cessation of hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel) by Special Coordinator Derek Plumbly; and
  • the work of the Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Committee, by its Chair, Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri (India).

Consultations are also expected on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), prior to the renewal of its mandate.

Formal sessions will be needed to adopt resolutions extending:

An interactive dialogue will most likely be held with the chairs of the PBC country-specific configurations.