During its presidency in July, China plans to hold an open debate on “Enhancing African capabilities in the area of peace and security”.
The mandates of the UN missions in Cyprus (UNFICYP) and Iraq (UNAMI) will be renewed this month. The Council will be briefed by the heads of both missions ahead of the adoptions expected later in the month.
Following the Council’s visiting mission to Haiti in June, Special Representative and head of MINUSTAH Sandra Honoré is expected to brief the Council on recent developments and the latest Secretary-General’s report.
This month the Council will also consider whether to renew the authorisation of a UN police component for Burundi, which the government of Burundi has refused to allow to be deployed.
Other African issues that will be considered this month are:
- Democratic Republic of Congo, an update on MONUSCO;
- Somalia/Eritrea, a briefing by the chair of the Somalia and Eritrea 751/1907 Sanctions Committee;
- South Sudan, an update on UNMISS; and
- West Africa and the Sahel, an update on UNOWAS.
Regarding Middle East issues, Council members will continue to monitor developments in Syria, and meetings are planned on the political and humanitarian situations, as well as on chemical weapons. Other Middle East issues scheduled this month are:
- Israel/Palestine, the quarterly open debate;
- Lebanon, an update on UNIFIL; and
- Yemen, an update by the Special Envoy.
In addition, following a request by the government of Colombia and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo, the Council expects to adopt a resolution establishing a second special political mission to be deployed in Colombia.
Finally, the Council will be watching developments in the Central African Republic and meetings may be scheduled if the situation deteriorates further.