May 2009 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 April 2009
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  • Status Update

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

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for May 2009. 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 a presidential statement on Darfur in July 2008... Read more

  • Lebanon

    On 7 May the Council is expected to discuss the latest Secretary-General’s report on implementation of resolution 1559, which in 2004 urged the disarmament of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias and the extension of government control over all Lebanese territory. Read more

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    The Council is expected to visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as part of its trip to Africa, at press time scheduled from 14 to 21 May. There was no Council meeting scheduled at press time. But the DRC Sanctions Committee is expected to consider the interim report of the Group of Experts due on 15 May. Read more

  • Somalia

    In May the Council is expected to discuss the Secretary-General’s recommendations in his 16 April report which concluded that a UN peacekeeping mission was not advisable at this time. In resolution 1863, adopted on 16 January, the Council said it would decide on this issue by 1 June. Consultations and a Secretariat briefing are anticipated early in May. Read more

  • Georgia

    In May the Council is expected to discuss the future of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG). The Council requested recommendations from the Secretary-General in February in resolution 1866 (which extended UNOMIG’s mandate until 15 June). His report is expected to outline options for the basis of a future UN mission. Read more

  • Sudan

    While there are no formal requirements for meetings on Sudan in May, the Council is visiting Africa, which includes meetings with the AU in Addis Ababa in May. Sudan seems certain to be discussed along with the humanitarian situation. A briefing to the Council is possible following an expected visit to the country in May by John Holmes, the Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. Read more

  • Israel/Palestine

    Russia (which has the Council presidency in May) was agreed in 2008 as the venue for the next high-level meeting on the situation in the Middle East to follow up on the 2007 Annapolis summit. Read more

  • Counter-Terrorism Related Subsidiary Bodies of the Council

    The chairs of the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC, established under resolution 1373), Croatia; 1267 Committee (Al-Qaida and Taliban sanctions), Austria; and 1540 Committee (non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction), Costa Rica are expected to address the Council during a public debate in May. Read more

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina

    In early May, the Council is expected to receive a briefing from the new High Representative and the Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Valentin Inzko of Austria. Read more

  • Overview

    The Russian Federation will hold the presidency of the Council in May. Using the occasion of the monthly public meeting on the Middle East, Russia will be organising a high-level event, most likely to be chaired by the country’s foreign... Read more

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    In April the Council is expected to consider the Secretary-General’s report on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC), due on 31 March. The mandate of MONUC expires on 31 December. Read more

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