The Republic of Korea (RoK) will preside over the Security Council in May.
A high-level open debate on non-proliferation, chaired by Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se of the RoK and with a briefing by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson is planned to mark the 10th anniversary of the adoption of resolution 1540 on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Debates will be held on Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a briefing by High Representative Valentin Inzko, and on Kosovo, with a briefing by Special Representative of the Secretary-General Farid Zarif.
RoK is planning a wrap-up session to be held at the end of the month in a private meeting.
Briefings are expected on:
- the human rights situation in South Sudan, by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay and the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng.
- the work of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) and the implementation of the regional strategy on the Lord’s Resistance Army by Abou Moussa, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNOCA;
- recent developments concerning ICC cases in Libya, by ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda; and
- the work of the Council’s counter-terrorism committees, by Ambassador Gary Quinlan (Australia), chair of the 1267/1989 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee; Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė (Lithuania), chair of the 1373 Counter-Terrorism Committee; and Ambassador Oh Joon (RoK), chair of the 1540 Committee.
Briefings, followed by consultations, are expected on:
- developments in Burundi, by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Office in Burundi Parfait Onanga-Anyanga (via video tele-conference, VTC);
- Somalia, by the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Nicolas Kay (via VTC);
- the work of the 2140 Yemen Sanctions Committee by its chair Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė (Lithuania);
- developments in Guinea-Bissau, by the head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) José Ramos-Horta, and the chair of the PBC Guinea-Bissau configuration, Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota (Brazil), and
- the Middle East, by the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Oscar Fernández-Taranco.
Briefings in consultations are likely on:
- the implementation of resolution 1559 concerning Lebanon, by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General Terje Rød-Larsen;
- the implementation of resolution 2139 on humanitarian access in Syria, by Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kang Kyung-wha; the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, by Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag;
- the political efforts with respect to Syria, by the UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi;
- Sudan-South Sudan issues, by Special Envoy of the Secretary-General Haile Menkerios (by VTC);
- South Sudan, by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Hilde Johnson (by VTC);
- the work of the UN Interim Security Force in Abyei (UNISFA) by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous;
- the work of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Sanctions Committee, by its chair, Ambassador Sylvie Lucas (Luxembourg); and
- the work of the 1591 Sudan Sanctions Committee, by its chair, Ambassador María Cristina Perceval (Argentina).
Formal sessions will be needed to adopt resolutions renewing the mandates of:
An “Arria-formula” meeting on the protection of internally displaced persons is being contemplated by Australia and Chile.