June 2009 Monthly Forecast

Posted 29 May 2009
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  • Overview

    Turkey holds the presidency of the Council in June. An open debate on protection of civilians is planned late in the month. There is also a possibility of another open debate on peacekeeping with a particular focus on troop contributing countries late in the month (this has not been confirmed at press time). Read more

  • Iraq

    A Secretary-General’s report on the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) is due by 31 May. The Council will likely be briefed on recent developments by his Special Representative for Iraq, Staffan de Mistura, and also hold a public debate, currently expected on 18 June. Read more

  • Somalia

    At press time Somalia was not scheduled to be discussed by the Council in June, but Council members are likely to monitor the situation closely in light of the recent increase in insurgent attacks against the Transitional Federal Government (TFG). Read more

  • Status Update

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

  • Georgia

    Council action is expected before the mandate of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) ends on 15 June. Resolution 1866, which on 13 February extended UNOMIG’s mandate for four months, expressed the Council’s intention to outline elements of a future UN mission by the end of the mandate. Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for June 2009. Read more

  • Aide Memoire

    Important matters pending for the Council include: • In a presidential statement on Darfur in July 2008 (S/PRST/2008/27) the Council welcomed the UN investigation into the 8 July attack against UNAMID peacekeepers. The results are still awaited. • The monthly... Read more

  • Central African Republic

    In June the Council is expected to consider the next report of the Secretary-General on the Central African Republic (CAR). The mandate of the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (BONUCA) expires on 31 December. Read more

  • Iran

    The chairman of the 1737 Sanctions Committee on Iran, Ambassador Yukio Takasu of Japan, is due to deliver a briefing in June. Read more

  • Golan Heights

    The mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights (UNDOF) expires on 30 June. It was established in May 1974 to maintain the ceasefire between Israel and Syria and supervise areas of separation and limitation. A report of the Secretary-General on UNDOF is also due in June. Read more

  • Kosovo

    In June the Secretary-General’s quarterly report on the UN Interim Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) will be available. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNMIK, Lamberto Zannier, is expected to brief the Council. Read more

  • Sierra Leone

    The Council is expected to consider the report of the new UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) in June. UNIPSIL’s mandate expires on 30 September. No Council action is required at this time but a statement may be a possibility. Read more

  • Protection of Civilians

    In June the Council will hold an open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict. (It takes up this issue twice a year; the last debate was on 14 January.) At press time the Secretary-General’s seventh report on the issue was expected. Read more

  • Afghanistan

    In June the Council is expected to consider the Secretary-General’s first report on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) since the 23 March adoption of resolution 1868, which requested that these reports include benchmarks for measuring and tracking the mission’s mandate.  Read more

  • Guinea-Bissau

    The Council is expected to consider the Secretary-General’s quarterly report on the UN Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS), due by mid-June, including his recommendations on the establishment of an integrated UN office in Guinea-Bissau. The mandate of UNOGBIS expires on 30 June. It remains to be seen whether the Council will consider a shift to an integrated office premature in light recent developments. Read more

  • Burundi

    The Council is expected to consider the Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of the mandate of the UN Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB) in June. Resolution 1858, which extended the mandate of BINUB last December, requested that the report to be submitted by May. BINUB’s mandate expires on 31 December. Read more

  • Sudan

    Several Council meetings on Sudan are likely in June, although no formal Council action is expected.The Council will receive its regular briefing by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first since the March indictment of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir. Read more

  • International Criminal Tribunals

    On 4 June the Council will receive briefings from the presidents and prosecutors of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR) on their biannual progress reports about completion strategies for each tribunal. The reports will provide updates on trials and cooperation by states in arresting fugitives. Read more

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