June 2022 Monthly Forecast

Overview 

In June, Albania will hold the presidency of the Security Council. 

Albania plans to organise two signature events. The first signature event is an open debate on strengthening accountability and justice for violations of international law. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama is expected to chair. President of the International Court of Justice Joan Donoghue, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and a civil society representative are expected to brief.  

The second signature event is a ministerial-level open debate on the role of regional organisations in implementing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in contexts of political turmoil and seizures of power by force. The meeting will be chaired by Albanian Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Olta Xhaçka. Secretary-General António Guterres is expected to provide opening remarks. UN Women Executive Director Sima Sami Bahous and high-level representatives from the African Union (AU), European Union (EU), the League of Arab States (LAS) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) are the anticipated briefers. A Council product is a possible outcome.  

In June, the annual open debate on the working methods of the Security Council will take place with a particular focus on monitoring the implementation of Note 507

The Security Council is also scheduled to hold its semi-annual debate on the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT).  

African issues on the programme of work in June are: 

Middle East issues on the programme include: 

The Council is expected to meet on two European issues in June. A briefing on the maintenance of peace and security in Ukraine is expected to take place on 6 June.  

The Security Council will also hold its annual meeting on strengthening EU-UN cooperation. Xhaçka is expected to chair the meeting. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo are the anticipated briefers. 

In terms of Asian issues, the Security Council will hold a debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).  

On the Americas, there will be a briefing and consultations on the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH).  

On 9 June, the General Assembly is expected to electfive Security Council members for the 2023-2024 term: Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, and Switzerland. 

Other issues could be raised in June depending on developments.