Monthly Forecasts

Security Council Report's principal publication providing objective and analytical monthly reporting on the Security Council's current and prospective programme of work.

  • September 2006

    Monthly Forecast

    Greece will have the Presidency of the Council in a month when the Council will have to manage not only a large number of mandate renewals (ten), but also high profile and politically charged issues such as the selection of the...

  • August 2006

    Monthly Forecast

    Ghana will have the Presidency of the Council in what promises to be an unusually busy month.  A thematic debate on consolidation of peace in West Africa is expected. Clearly the crisis in the Middle East will dominate the Council’s...

  • July 2006

    Monthly Forecast

    France will have the Presidency of the Council in July and will be leading on four important issues. The framework for the Council process regarding the selection of the Secretary General. (Probably discussion will also commence on the candidates nominated...

  • June 2006

    Monthly Forecast

    June promises to be an extraordinarily busy month for the Council. Denmark has the presidency. The programme of work (mission reviews, reports, briefings and mandate renewals) scheduled by previous decisions runs to at least twelve items. In addition the Council...

  • May 2006

    Monthly Forecast

    May will be an unusual month for the Security Council. The formal programme of work seems very light. But behind the scenes, Darfur and Iran will occupy a vast amount of time and energy. Congo has the presidency (along with...

  • April 2006

    Monthly Forecast

    April is scheduled to be a relatively quiet month for the Council. No major open debates are envisaged. China has the presidency and is unlikely to initiate any new thematic issues for discussion. However, issues such as Iran and Darfur...

  • March 2006

    Monthly Forecast

    In March the Council is likely to have three open debates which will focus on: Haiti: this will begin the discussion about the future role for the UN in Haiti once the electoral process is completed. Small Arms: a thematic...

  • February 2006

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is facing a very heavy work programme for February, despite it being a relatively light month in terms of scheduled items. The only major scheduled item is the renewal of the mandate for the United Nations Mission in...

  • January 2006

    Monthly Forecast

    Ethiopia/Eritrea Amazingly, Eritrea has managed in a few short weeks to squander the high moral ground it enjoyed as a result of the Boundary Commission ruling in its favor, by taking out its legitimate frustration over delays in implementation of...

  • December 2005

    Monthly Forecast

    A short month beckons in December. Delegations will be looking forward to the end of 2005, after several months of particularly torrid Security Council activity. As the Council faces up to its work programme for December, there are some very...

  • November 2005

    Monthly Forecast

    The following issues will be high in the minds of Council members, for November, although perhaps not all will be on the Council work programme at the outset: Lebanon/Syria, Darfur, Council mission to central Africa, and the DRC. Other issues,...