October 2009 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 September 2009
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  • Iraq

    The Council is expecting a report on Iraq and the Kuwaiti missing persons issue on 22 October. In October the mandate expires for the High-Level Coordinator advising the Security Council on this matter. The Council seems likely to renew the Coordinator’s mandate. Read more

  • Lebanon

    The Council is expected to consider in October the Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of resolution 1559. This resolution in 2004 urged the disarmament of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias and the extension of government control over all Lebanese territory. Read more

  • Security Council Elections 2009

    n October (possibly the fifteenth) the General Assembly will hold elections for five Security Council seats which have two-year terms. The new members will take their seats on 1 January and will serve in 2010 and 2011. Read more

  • Aide Memoire

    Important matters pending for the Council include: The Secretary-General is yet to appoint a Principal Deputy Special Representative for UNMIS. The post has been vacant since April 2008. The Council has yet to address the Secretary-General’s summary of the report... Read more

  • Somalia

    At press time the Council was expecting the Secretary-General’s report, due 30 September, on progress in implementing the three-phased approach towards the eventual deployment of a UN peacekeeping operation in Somalia (endorsed by the Council on 26 May in resolution 1872).  Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for October 2009.   Read more

  • Overview

    Viet Nam will preside over the Security Council in October. Two open debates are currently expected: On 5 October a debate on women, peace and security is scheduled and due to be presided over by the country’s Deputy Prime Minister... Read more

  • Status Update

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

  • Chad/CAR

    The Council is expecting a report from the Secretary-General on the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT), due by 15 October. Read more

  • Timor-Leste

    No Council decisions on Timor-Leste are expected in October, but the Council is likely to receive a briefing from the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Timor-Leste, Atul Khare. Read more

  • Kosovo

    At press time the Council was expecting the report of the Secretary-General on the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNMIK, Lamberto Zannier, is likely to brief the Council in mid-October. Read more

  • International Court of Justice

    The president of the International Court of Justice, Hisashi Owada of Japan is expected to brief the Council in October. This briefing, which has been held annually since the practice was first established in 2000, normally coincides with the president’s presentation of the Court’s annual report to the General Assembly. Read more

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    In October the Council will consider the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), due on 30 September, as well as the final report of the Group of Experts on the DRC sanctions. The mandate of the Group and the sanctions regime expire on 30 November. MONUC’s mandate expires on 31 December. Read more

  • Côte d’Ivoire

    In October the Council will consider the Secretary-General’s midterm report on Côte d’Ivoire and review the situation in the country. It will also review the mandate of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), which ends on 31 January 2010. Read more

  • Afghanistan

    The Council is expected to consider the mandate of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) ahead of its expiry on 13 October. Read more

  • Haiti

    The mandate of the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) expires on 15 October. The Council is expected to extend it for another 12 months. Read more

  • Sudan

    In October the Council is due to discuss the Darfur issue and renew the mandate of the Sudan Sanctions Committee’s Panel of Experts. The Panel’s report was due in September and its mandate expires on 15 October. Read more

  • Women, Peace and Security

    In October the Council is expected to hold an open debate on the implementation of resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. (This resolution, adopted in October 2000, recognised a need to incorporate a gender perspective into mandates for peacekeeping missions, and called on all parties to protect women and girls from gender-based violence and to put an end to impunity for such crimes.) Read more

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