April 2009 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 March 2009
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  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for April 2009. Read more

  • Aide Memoire

    Important matters pending for the Council include: The Secretary-General’s report on the border situation between Djibouti and Eritrea requested by the Council in S/RES/1862 and due on 25 February is delayed. The 2005 World Summit requested that the Security Council... Read more

  • Status Update

    Status Update of Security Council Activity in March 2009. Read more

  • Children and Armed Conflict

    The Council will discuss children and armed conflict in an open debate on 29 April. The foreign minister of Mexico, Patricia Espinoza, is expected to preside. Members will focus on the Secretary-General’s progress report on the implementation of resolution 1612, which in 2005 established the monitoring and reporting mechanism and set up the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict. Read more

  • Côte d’Ivoire

    The Council is expected to consider the Secretary-General’s report on Côte d’Ivoire which is due in April. Also in April, the Council’s Sanctions Committee on Côte d’Ivoire is expected to conduct a review of the sanctions regime, (the Group of Experts submitted its midterm report to the sanctions committee in late March). Read more

  • Guinea-Bissau

    In April the Council is expected to consider the next Secretary-General’s report on the UN Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS) due on 31 March. The UNOGBIS mandate expires on 30 June. Read more

  • Israel/Palestine: Gaza

    The Secretariat is expected to brief the Council on the conclusions of a UN commission of inquiry into the damage to UN facilities and loss of life during the recent conflict in Gaza. The Secretary-General established the commission in February. Read more

  • Haiti

    On 6 April the Council is expected to hold a debate and discuss the latest Secretary-General’s report on the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and perhaps also a report on the Council’s visit to Haiti in March, prepared by Costa Rica. A briefing by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Haiti, Hédi Annabi, is also expected. Read more

  • Sudan

    The mandate for the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) expires on 30 April. The Council is expected to renew the mandate. A briefing and consultations are also expected in April on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).  Read more

  • Somalia

    The Secretary-General is due to report by 15 April on a possible UN peacekeeping deployment to Somalia as requested by resolution 1863. The Council has signaled that it wants to decide by 1 June whether to authorise such a deployment to replace the AU Mission to Somalia (AMISOM). Read more

  • Western Sahara

    In April the Council will receive a report from the Secretary-General on the situation in Western Sahara. The mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), first established on 29 April 1991, expires on 30 April. A briefing by Christopher Ross, the Secretary-General’s new Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, is likely and the Council is expected to renew the mandate. Read more

  • Nepal

    The Council is expecting the Secretary-General’s report on progress towards a “phased gradual drawdown and withdrawal of the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) staff, including arms monitors.” In January the Council extended UNMIN’s mandate until 23 July. Read more

  • Iraq/Kuwait

    A comprehensive report on Iraq’s compliance with resolution 1284 of 1999 (on the repatriation of all Kuwaiti and third-country nationals or their remains and the return of all Kuwaiti property, including national archives following the 1990-1991 Gulf War) is expected by the Council in April. This may include the assessment of when the mandate can be concluded. Read more

  • Overview

    Mexico will hold the Council presidency in April. Two open debates are currently expected. The first will be on mediation and settlement of disputes, most likely on 14 April. This debate will respond to a report requested by the Council... Read more

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