July 2013 Monthly Forecast


The United States will preside over the Security Council in July.

A high-level debate on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes region is expected, to be presided over by US Secretary of State John Kerry, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Mary Robinson as briefers.

Open debates are likely on:

Briefings, followed by consultations, are likely on:

Briefings in consultations are likely on:

Formal sessions will need to be held to adopt resolutions to renew the mandates of:

Throughout the month, Council members will be following closely the developments in Mali and Syria and meetings on these issues may be scheduled.