December 2015 Monthly Forecast

Posted 25 November 2015
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Overview

The United States will hold the Council’s presidency in December.

Debates are expected on:

Briefings are expected on:

  • the situation in Yemen, by Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, and the head of OCHA Stephen O’Brien;
  • the ICC work regarding Darfur, by ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda;
  • the experience of chairing Council subsidiary bodies, by  chairpersons from countries that will be finishing their two-year terms on the Council, Ambassador  Mahamat Zene Cherif (Chad), Ambassador Cristián Barros (Chile), Ambassador Dina Kawar (Jordan); Ambassador Raimonda MurmokaitÄ— (Lithuania); and Ambassador  U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria); and
  • the work of the 1737 Iran Sanctions Committee and the 1540 Committee by Ambassador Román Oyarzun  (Spain) who chairs both Committees.

Briefings, followed by consultations, are expected on:

Briefings in consultations are planned on:

Formal sessions will be held to adopt resolutions to renew:

Throughout the month members will be following closely developments in Burundi, Libya and Ukraine, and additional meetings may be scheduled. Also possible is a briefing on the human rights situation in the DPRK.