August 2007 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 July 2007
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  • Aide Memoire

    Important matters pending before the Council include: The 2005 World Summit requested the Security Council to consider reforms relating to the Military Staff Committee. This has yet to be addressed. The monthly Secretary-General’s report on Darfur required by resolutions 1556 and 1590 has not been... Read more

  • Status Update

    Status Update of Security Council Activity in July 2007. Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for August 2007. Read more

  • Timor-Leste

    Later in August, the Council is due to receive a report from the Secretary-General with recommendations on the future of the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT). It is unclear whether Council members will want to address in August the issue of the mandate and size of the mission in the post-election period. Read more

  • Lebanon

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which expires on 31 August. The Council will receive recommendations from the Secretary-General in early August and an extension of the mandate for 12 months is likely. Read more

  • Liberia

    The Council is expected to receive the much anticipated Kimberley Process report and review the termination of the diamonds embargo in line wtoith resolution 1753 which encouraged the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) to report within ninety days to the Council, through the Council's 1521 Sanctions Committee concerning Liberia, on the country's application to the KPCS. The ability of Liberia  meet the recommendations of the KPCS is expected to be the main concern in the Council.  Read more

  • Chad/CAR

    The report of the Secretary-General with revised recommendations for peacekeeping in Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR) should be available to the Council by the beginning of August. Read more

  • Darfur/Sudan

    At press time, members were negotiating a second draft of a resolution establishing the AU-UN hybrid operation for Darfur. Given the differing views among members, particularly regarding sanctions and Chapter VII language in the draft, consensus has been hard to achieve and at press time it remained unclear whether the resolution will be adopted before the end of the month. Read more

  • International Criminal Tribunals

    In August the Council is expected to receive the annual reports of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and for Rwanda (ICTR). Read more

  • Sierra Leone

    The Council is expected to follow developments in Sierra Leone's presidential and parliamentary elections, which are scheduled for 11 August. It also is likely to issue a presidential statement on the outcome of the elections. Read more

  • Somalia

    It is unclear whether in August the Council will take up the full scope of issues relating to Somalia, especially in light of the detailed consideration given to it in resolution 1766 on 23 July which addressed the political reconciliation process, the arms embargo and the renewal of the sanctions Monitoring Group. Read more

  • Overview

    Congo will have the Council presidency in August. August is traditionally a quieter month for the Council. Schedules for review or renewal of mandates are usually structured to avoid August as far as possible. In that respect this year is... Read more

  • Iraq

    The mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) will expire on 10 August. The Council is expected to extend it for twelve months. Resolution 1546 in June 2004 established the mandate of the UN in Iraq and authorised the presence of the Multinational Force (MNF). Resolution 1723 in November 2006 extended the MNF authorisation and, in a preambular paragraph, updated the UNAMI mandate. Read more

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