May 2024 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 April 2024
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In May, Mozambique holds the presidency of the UN Security Council.       

Mozambique is expected to convene two signature events during its presidency. One will be a high-level debate on strengthening the role of African states in addressing global security and development challenges under the “Maintenance of international peace and security” agenda item. UN and AU representatives are the anticipated briefers.      

Mozambique’s second signature event for the month will be a debate on the role of women and youth in maintaining peace and security, also under the “Maintenance of international peace and security” agenda item. Mozambique’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Verónica Nataniel Macamo Dlhovo is expected to chair the meeting. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, Assistant Secretary-General for Youth Affairs Felipe Paullier, a high-level representative of UN Women, and a civil society representative are expected to brief.  

This month, the Security Council will hold its annual debate on the protection of civilians. The expected briefers are Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, and a civil society representative.   

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is also expected to brief the Council in May.  

African issues on the programme in May are:    

  • Sudan/South Sudan, meeting on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and recent developments between the two countries;  
  • South Sudan, renewal of the 2206 South Sudan sanctions regime and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 2206 South Sudan Sanctions Committee;  
  • Libya, briefing by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the court’s Libya-related activities and reauthorisation of measures under resolution 2292 to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya; and   
  • Sahel, meeting on the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5 Sahel).  

Middle Eastern issues on the programme include:      

Regarding European issues, the semi-annual debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina is expected to take place in May.  As in previous months, there may also be one or more meetings on Ukraine in May.  

In terms of Asian issues, Council members are expected to receive a briefing in consultations on the work of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee.  

Other issues could also be raised during the month, depending on developments.  


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