May 2024 Monthly Forecast


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:    

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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