November 2009 Monthly Forecast

Posted 2 November 2009
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  • Protection of Civilians

    In November the Council is expected to hold an open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict. (It normally takes up this issue twice a year; the last debate was on 26 June.) The foreign minister of Austria, which holds the Council presidency for the month, is expected to chair the meeting. Read more

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    In November the Council will be briefed by the chairman of the Sanctions Committee on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Council is expected to renew the DRC sanctions and the mandate of the Group of Experts. Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for November 2009. Read more

  • Overview

    In November, Austria will hold the presidency of the Security Council. An open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict (at press time set for 11 November) will mark the tenth anniversary of the Council’s thematic engagement with this... Read more

  • Status Update

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

  • Guinea-Bissau

    In November the Council is expected to consider the next report of the Secretary-General on the UN Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS). (The mandate of UNOGBIS expires on 31 December. It will be succeeded by the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) with an initial mandate period of 12 months, as authorised in June by resolution 1876.) Read more

  • Peacebuilding Commission

    The Council will hold a debate on 25 November to consider the third annual report of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC). Read more

  • DPRK (North Korea)

    The chairman of the 1718 Sanctions Committee on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is expected to brief the Council in November. The interim report of the Committee's Panel of Experts is scheduled to be submitted by 11 November. The Council extended the deadline for the report by sixty days in September, when it was originally due. At time of writing no Council action was expected. Read more

  • Nepal

    In early November the Council is expected to discuss the Secretary-General’s latest report on the implementation of resolution 1879 and the progress in creating the conditions to complete the mandate of the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN). Resolution 1879 also extended UNMIN’s mandate till 23 January 2010. Read more

  • Iraq

    By 6 November the Secretary-General is expected to submit his regular report on the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The Council is likely to be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, Ad Melkert, and to hold consultations following the briefing. No formal Council action is expected. Read more

  • Sudan/Darfur

    In November the Council is due to discuss the Secretary-General’s report on the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). It is expected to provide an update on the political process, security and humanitarian situation in Darfur. The mandate of UNAMID expires on 31 July. Read more

  • Counter-Terrorism Related Subsidiary Bodies of the Council

    The chairs of the Council's three counterterrorism committees, the 1267 Committee (Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions), the 1373 Committee (Counter-Terrorism Committee, or CTC) and the 1540 Committee (non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction) are expected to brief the Council in November. Read more

  • Lebanon

    The Secretary-General’s next report on resolution 1701, adopted in 2006 at the end of the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel, is due on 31 October. Read more

  • Somalia

    In November the Council is expecting a report on implementation of resolution 1846 of 2 December 2008 which authorised states and regional organisations to enter Somalia’s territorial waters to combat piracy. A Council debate with a briefing by the International Maritime Organization is a possibility. Read more

  • Bosnia and Herzgovina

    Expected Council Action In November the Council expects a report from the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Valentin Inzko of Austria. These semi-annual reports are in accordance with annex 10 of the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement and the conclusions... Read more

  • Aide Memoire

    Important matters pending for the Council include: The Secretary-General is yet to appoint his Political Deputy Special Representative for UNMIS. The post has been vacant since April 2008. The post of the UN/AU Joint Special Representative for Darfur has been... Read more

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