July 2008 Monthly Forecast

Posted 27 June 2008
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  • Sudan

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), which expires on 31 July. The Secretary-General’s quarterly report on the UN Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS, deployed in the south) is also expected. Read more

  • Afghanistan

    In July the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Kai Eide, will brief the Council on the outcome of the international conference in Paris on 12 June on support of Afghanistan. The Council will also discuss the Secretary-General’s recommendations for changes in the operations of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. Read more

  • Aide Memoire

    Important matters pending for the Council include: The 2005 World Summit requested that the Security Council consider reforms for the Military Staff Committee. This has yet to be addressed. In its resolution 1327 (2000) on the implementation of the report... Read more

  • Overview

    In July Vietnam will have the presidency of the Council. An open thematic debate on Children and Armed Conflict is expected in mid-July. It will consider the report of the Council’s Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict and related... Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for July 2008. Read more

  • Status Update

    Status Update of Security Council Activity in June 2008. Read more

  • Chad/CAR

    In July, the Council is expected to discuss the forthcoming report of the Secretary-General on the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT). The report is due by early July and a Secretariat briefing is likely. Read more

  • Côte d’Ivoire

    The Council is expecting to receive the Secretary-General’s report on the Côte d'Ivoire peace process. The mandate of the United Nations Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) expires on 30 July and Council action on renewal is expected. Read more

  • Nepal

    In July the Secretary General’s Special Representative for Nepal, Ian Martin will brief the Council on the Secretary General’s latest report on the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) and the future of the mission. UNMIN’s mandate expires on 23 July. At the time of writing, the UN had not received any request from Nepal regarding UNMIN’s future role. Read more

  • Kosovo

    The Council is expected to discuss a further UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) report in July. Read more

  • DPRK (North Korea)

    The Chairman of the Sanctions Committee on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Ambassador Marcello Spatafora of Italy, will brief the Council in July. The Committee, which was established by resolution 1718 following North Korea’s October 2006 nuclear test, must report to the Council every 90 days. Read more

  • Somalia

    The Secretary-General’s report on Somalia, requested in resolution 1814, is due in July. It is expected to include an update on:the Secretary-General’s strategy for Somalia, including relocation of the UN Political Office (UNPOS) to Somalia;efforts to establish a humanitarian coordination mechanism; andprogress with establishing a human rights capacity within UNPOS. Read more

  • Georgia

    In July the Council expects the Secretary-General's quarterly report on Georgia and a briefing by the Secretary-General's Special Representative, Jean Arnault. No Council action is required. Read more

  • Lebanon

    The Council in July will consider the Secretary-General’s report on resolution 1701, which ended the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel in 2006. Read more

  • Sierra Leone

    A Council resolution authorising the establishment of a follow on UN presence in Sierra Leone is expected. The new mission will be a peacebuilding office (of approximately sixty to seventy personnel) and will replace the UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL), when its mandate expires on 30 September. Read more

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    The Council will consider the structure and activities of the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) based on the conclusions of the Council mission to the DRC on 7-8 June and the Secretary-General’s quarterly report. The mandate does not expire until 31 December. A Council presidential statement is therefore possible at this stage. Read more

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