January 2010 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 December 2009
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  • Status Update

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

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for January 2010. Read more

  • Aide Memoire

    Important matters pending include: The quarterly reports of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan continue to be seriously delayed. (The last report, released in June, covered the period from August 2008 to January 2009). The Council has yet to... Read more

  • Afghanistan

    In early January, the Council is expected to be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Afghanistan, Kai Eide. The Secretary-General’s report, expected at the end of December, is likely to cover political developments including the recent elections, security, mission support, the benchmarks presented in the last report and a proposal for a strengthened role of the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan in aid coordination. Read more

  • Women, Peace and Security

    In January, the Secretary-General is expected to advise the Council regarding his proposals for monitoring and reporting within the existing UN system on the protection of women and children from rape and other sexual violence in armed conflict and post-conflict situations, as requested by resolution 1888. Read more

  • Counter-Terrorism

    The 1540 Committee on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism is due to submit its comprehensive review to the Council before the end of January, as well as its new programme of work. No formal Council outcome is expected. Read more

  • Côte d’Ivoire

    In January the Council is expected to consider the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) and to renew the mandate of UNOCI, which expires on 31 January. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Côte d’Ivoire, Choi Young-jin, is likely to brief the Council. Read more

  • West Africa (UNOWA)

    In January the Council is expected to consider the report of the Secretary-General on the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA). The mandate of UNOWA expires on 31 December 2010. Read more

  • Nepal

    In mid-January the Council is expected to receive a briefing from Karin Landgren, the Secretary-General’s Representative and head of the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN). It will also discuss the future of UNMIN, whose mandate expires on 23 January. The Secretary-General’s report is due 11 January. Read more

  • Kosovo

    In January the Council is expecting a report from 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 scheduled to brief the Council towards the end of the month. Read more

  • Sudan

    In January members will hold informal consultations to discuss the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) which should provide an update on the overall situation of the country. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy may brief the Council on the situation of UN peacekeeping in Sudan. Some Council response to the risks facing South Sudan is possible.  Read more

  • Somalia

    In January the Council is expected to renew the authorisation of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The current authorisation expires on 31 January as decided in resolution 1872 of 26 May 2009. AMISOM’s AU mandate expires on 17 January and is expected to be renewed. Read more

  • Overview

    China will hold the presidency of the Council in January. An open debate on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations is planned towards the end of the month. Two UN operations’ mandates expire in January: the UN... Read more

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