June 2024 Monthly Forecast

Posted 1 June 2024
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In June, the Republic of Korea (ROK) holds the presidency of the Security Council. 

The ROK has chosen to convene one signature event during its presidency, a high-level open debate on cybersecurity. The ROK’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cho Tae-yul, is expected to chair the meeting, at which Secretary-General António Guterres is expected to brief.   

The annual open debate on children and armed conflict will also take place in June. Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba, Executive Director of UNICEF Catherine Russell, former UN Secretary-General and Deputy Chair of the Elders Ban Ki-moon, and a civil society representative are the anticipated briefers.  

In June, the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing on the implementation of resolution 2686 of 14 June 2023 on tolerance and international peace and security, which requested an oral briefing from the Secretary-General within a year of the resolution’s adoption.   

The Security Council is also scheduled to vote on a draft resolution on the 1267/1989/2253 Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions regime. The draft resolution will include provisions extending the mandates of the 1267/1988 Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team and the Office of the Ombudsperson, both of which expire in June. 

The Security Council is expected to hold its semi-annual debate on the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT). A resolution on the IRMCT is also scheduled for adoption in June. The first draft of this resolution was circulated to Council members in late May. 

Several African issues are on the programme in June: 

  • Libya, briefing and consultations on the work of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and briefing by the chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee; 
  • UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA)/Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), meeting on developments; 
  • Sudan, briefing about the “UN’s efforts to support Sudan on its path towards peace and stability” pursuant to resolution 2715 of 1 December 2023 and briefing by the chair of the 1591 Sudan Sanctions Committee; 
  • Somalia, briefing and consultations on the situation in Somalia and reauthorisation of the AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS);  
  • Central African Republic (CAR), meeting on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA); and 
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), vote on a resolution renewing the mandate of the 1533 DRC Sanctions Committee and its Panel of Experts. 

Middle Eastern issues on the programme this month are: 

  • Iraq, briefing on the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD); 
  • Golan, meeting with troop-contributing countries of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), consultations on UNDOF, and renewal of the mission’s mandate; 
  • Yemen, the monthly briefing and consultations; 
  • Iran, briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme;  
  • “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”, the monthly meeting, with the possibility of additional meetings depending on developments in Gaza and Israel; and 
  • Syria, the monthly meeting on political and humanitarian developments as well as on the chemical weapons track.  

Afghanistan is the one Asian issue on the programme this month, with a meeting planned on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).  

As in previous months, there may be one or more meetings on Ukrainein June. Other issues could also be raised during the month, depending on developments. 

The General Assembly is scheduled to vote on 6 June to elect five new members to the Security Council. Denmark, Greece, Pakistan, Panama, and Somalia are running unopposed for the five available seats. 


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