May 2013 Monthly Forecast

Posted 1 May 2013
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Overview

Togo will preside over the Security Council in May.

Togo’s President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé will preside over a debate on “Peace and Security in Africa: the challenges of the fight against terrorism in Africa in the context of maintaining international peace and security” with the Secretary-General providing a briefing.

The quarterly debate on Kosovo with a briefing by Farid Zarif, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), and the semi-annual debate on Bosnia-Herzegovina, with a briefing by the High Representative Valentin Inzko, are also expected.

Briefings are expected on:

Briefings, followed by consultations, are likely on:

  • the Secretary-General’s report on the integrated strategy for the Sahel by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Sahel Romano Prodi;
  • the Secretary-General’s report and developments in the Central African Republic by Margaret Vogt, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA);
  • the Secretary-General’s consolidated report on Guinea-Bissau by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) José Ramos-Horta; and
  • the situation in the Middle East, by Under-Secretary-General  for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman.

Briefings in consultations are likely on:

Formal sessions will need to be held to adopt resolutions to:

A wrap-up session in a private meeting is planned by Togo at the end of the month.

Throughout the month, Council members will be following closely the developments in Syria, and a meeting on this issue may be scheduled.