May 2014 Monthly Forecast

Posted 1 May 2014
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Overview

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:

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 MurmokaitÄ— (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:

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.

Throughout the month members will be following closely events in Ukraine and the Central African Republic and additional meetings may be scheduled.