November 2013 Monthly Forecast

Posted 31 October 2013
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Overview

 

China will preside over the Security Council in November.

A debate on Kosovo, with a briefing by Farid Zarif, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, is scheduled. Another debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a briefing by High Representative Valentin Inzko, is also planned.

Briefings are expected on:

  • the implementation of the regional strategy on the Lord’s Resistance Army by Abou Moussa, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa;
  • the casework of the ICC in Libya by ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda; and
  • the work of the three counter-terrorism committees by Ambassador Gary Quinlan (Australia), chair of the 1267/1989 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee; Ambassador Mohammed Loulichki (Morocco), chair of the 1373 Counter-Terrorism Committee; and Ambassador Oh Joon (Republic of Korea), chair of the 1540 Committee concerning the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. (The briefing may be followed by a debate.)

Briefings, followed by consultations, are likely on:

Briefings in consultations are likely on:

Formal sessions will be needed to adopt resolutions to renew:  

The President of the Council will present its annual report to the General Assembly in late November.

An Arria formula briefing on the human rights and humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic has been jointly planned by France and Rwanda. The annual Council workshop with newly elected members organised by Finland is also planned in November.