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:
- the overall situation in the Middle East, likely by the head of the Department of Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman;
- the situation in Guinea-Bissau and the work of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau by its head and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, José Ramos-Horta;
- the UN Mission in South Sudan by its head and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Hilde Johnson; and
- the work of UN Assistance Mission for Iraq by its head and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Nickolay Mladenov.
Briefings in consultations are likely on:
- the first monthly report on the implementation of resolution 2118, which required the verification and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, most likely by Sigrid Kaag, the Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission;
- the implementation of resolution 1701, which called for a cessation of hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel in 2006, most likely by Special Coordinator Derek Plumbly;
- compliance by Sudan, South Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) with resolution 2046; one most likely by Feltman and another one by an official from the Department for Peacekeeping Operations;
- the work of the 751/1907 Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Committee, by its chair, Ambassador Oh Joon (Republic of Korea);
- the work of the 1591 Sudan Sanctions Committee by its chair, Ambassador María Cristina Perceval (Argentina);
- the work of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Sanctions Committee, by its chair, Ambassador Sylvie Lucas (Luxembourg); and
- developments in Yemen, by the Secretary-General’s Special Advisor, Jamal Benomar.
Formal sessions will be needed to adopt resolutions to renew:
- the mandate of UN Interim Security Force for Abyei;
- the authorisation of the EU-led multinational stabilisation force (EUFOR ALTHEA) in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
- the authorisation of international anti-piracy measures with respect to Somalia; and
- possibly also to modify the mandate of the AU Mission in Somalia.
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.