January 2006 Monthly Forecast

Posted 22 December 2005
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  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for January 2007. Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for January 2006. Read more

  • Council Working Group on Sanctions

    The lack of a settled, generic policy on both the implementation of targeted sanctions and the working methods of the sanctions committees is not surprising given the Council's traditional situation-specific approach to issues. But this approach has not precluded Council members in the past from establishing general principles to guide their approach to issues. Read more

  • Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI)

    The November 30 Presidential Statement urging the Ivorian parties to reach an agreement on the appointment of a prime minister and indicating the Council's readiness to impose targeted sanctions on individuals-broadly interpreted as the Council's last warning-appears to have had an impact. Read more

  • Somalia

    The Council will receive the interim report of the Monitoring Group on the arms embargo currently in force in Somalia. At this stage, however, we do not expect any strengthening of the sanctions regime or immediate action against violators. Read more

  • Lebanon/Israel (UNIFIL)

    On 31 January, the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) will expire. The Council is expected to receive the report of the Secretary-General around 20 January, discuss the recommendations in consultations and extend the mandate of UNIFIL by six months. Read more

  • Afghanistan

    No Council action is expected in January. However, important developments taking place off stage will have an impact when the Council takes up the situation again in early 2006. Read more

  • Western Sahara (MINURSO)

    In January, the Council will be briefed by the Secretary-General's Personal Envoy to Western Sahara, Peter van Walsum, as requested in Security Council resolution 1634 (28 October 2005), which also extended the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 April 2006. Read more

  • Georgia (UNOMIG)

    Following the receipt of the quarterly report from the Secretary-General, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG), which expires on January 31. Read more

  • Great Lakes Initiative

    An international conference on the Great Lakes region, initially scheduled for December, has been postponed with no new date set yet. However, the idea is emerging, promoted by Tanzania as Council President for January, of a major focus in the Council in January on the regional dimensions of the Great Lakes situation. Read more

  • Lebanon/Syria

    On 13 December, Detlev Mehlis, the Commissioner for the UN International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC) on the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, briefed the Council on his second report containing new findings and detailing progress of the investigation. Read more

  • Sudan

    In January, the Council will receive the regular report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the mandate of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). It will also receive the monthly report of the Secretary-General on Darfur. Read more

  • Overview

    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... Read more

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