February 2010 Monthly Forecast

Posted 29 January 2010
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  • Overview

    France will hold the Council presidency in February. A debate on transition and exit strategies in peacekeeping operations is planned in the second week. It will be preceded by consultations with participation of the heads of the peacekeeping and field... Read more

  • Aide Memoire

    Important matters pending include: A quarterly report on ISAF in Afghanistan was circulated on 19 January 2010. This report covered the period 1 August to 31 October 2009. The previous report had been released in June 2009, covering August 2008... Read more

  • Status Update

    Status Update of Security Council Activity in January 2010. Read more

  • Security Council Statistics for 2009

    The year 2009 has seen a dramatic drop in the level of Security Council decisions. Output has reduced to levels not seen since 1991. The following chart demonstrates graphically the overall situation. This report gives a breakdown of the figures. Read more

  • Iran

    It is unclear whether the Council will consider the Iran nuclear issue during February. China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US continue to discuss further steps in response to Iran’s non-compliance with IAEA and Council decisions and apparent rejection of the compromise October offer to send its low-enriched uranium to Russia and France for further enrichment, in return for fuel rods to be used in the Tehran Research Reactor for medical purposes Read more

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    A closed oral briefing from the Secretariat at expert level for Council members and MONUC troop and police contributors is expected. Implementation of a protection strategy and the Secretariat’s emerging Integrated Strategic Framework will be the focus. This is likely to lead into discussions in coming weeks on the future configuration for MONUC. Read more

  • Israel/Palestine

    A briefing on the Middle East is expected. No outcome is expected. However, members will be mindful that the Secretary-General is due to submit a report to the General Assembly on Israeli and Palestinian investigations into violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in Gaza, following the Goldstone Report. Read more

  • Timor-Leste

    A briefing by the head of the UN Mission in Timor-Leste, Ameerah Haq, and an open debate are expected in February. (The UNMIT mandate expires on 26 February and Council renewal is expected.) Read more

  • Iraq

    The Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on Iraq in February. Some discussion of the expected report from the Secretary-General is likely. However no action is expected. (UNAMI’s mandate expires on 6 August.) Read more

  • Peacekeeping

    At the initiative of the French presidency the Council will hold a further debate on peacekeeping. Read more

  • Chad/CAR

    In February, the Council is expecting a report from the Secretary-General on developments in eastern Chad and northeastern Central African Republic. The report will come against the backdrop of a recent request by the government of Chad, conveyed to the Secretary-General, not to renew the mandate for the peacekeeping operation MINURCAT, which expires on 15 March. Read more

  • Sudan/Darfur

    In February, the Council is expected to review a report from the Secretary-General on Darfur. Discussions will likely focus on the strategic elements laid out in July 2009 in resolution 1881 and in particular on efforts to accelerate the Darfur peace process, taking into account the briefing to the Council on 21 December 2009 on the recommendations of the AU High-Level Panel on Darfur. Read more

  • DPRK (North Korea)

    The chairman of the DPRK Sanctions Committee is expected to brief the Council in February, but no Council action is likely. Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for February 2010. Read more

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