April 2010 Monthly Forecast

Posted 31 March 2010
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  • Haiti

    The Council is expected to take up the situation in Haiti in April with a view to adjusting the tasks for the UN mission in Haiti. On 31 March the UN will host an international conference on Haiti to discuss reconstruction in the aftermath of the January earthquake. 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

  • Overview

    Japan will have the presidency of the Council in April. It will be a busy month, with several important events planned. Three open debates were expected at press time: on post conflict peacebuilding; on Council working methods; and on the... Read more

  • Status Update

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

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for April 2010. Read more

  • Sudan

    Expected Council Action In April the Council attention will be focused on Sudan and the renewal of the mandate of UNMIS. Elections are due on 11 April and a report from the Secretary-General is due. The head of UN peacekeeping,... Read more

  • Iraq

    The Council is expecting a report on the Development Fund for Iraq in early April. It is likely that the UN Controller will brief the Council on the fund and an Iraqi representative ill report progress on plans for the establishment of a successor mechanism. No Council action was expected at time of writing. Read more

  • AU Support for Peacekeeping

    Council members are expecting a briefing in April in informal consultations on support for AU peacekeeping, as requested in the October 2009 presidential statement on Peace and Security in Africa. No action is expected at this stage as the Council is expecting a progress report by 26 October 2010. Read more

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    A Council mission to the DRC is planned for 17-20 April before the Council takes decisions on the future of MONUC. The MONUC mandate expires on 31 May. (The mission will also visit Rwanda and Uganda.) The Secretary-General’s report and recommendations are due 1 April and MONUC’s head, Alan Doss, will brief the Council on 13 April. Read more

  • Chad/CAR

    In April, Council members will again take up the serious situation that has arisen over the future of MINURCAT. A briefing by the head of UN peacekeeping, Alain Le Roy is expected after the return of a UN delegation led by Youssef Mahmoud. Read more

  • Kosovo

    The Secretary-General’s quarterly report on Kosovo is due on 31 March. A briefing on the report by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Lamberto Zannier, is expected. But it was unclear at press time whether this will be in April or will be postponed until May. Read more

  • Small Arms

    The Secretary-General is expected to submit a report on small arms in the coming weeks. Given the recent Council debate on this issue, and the Council presidential statement adopted on 19 March, no Council action is expected. Read more

  • Lebanon

    In April Council members are expecting a briefing from Special Envoy Terje Rød-Larsen in informal consultations on the Secretary-General’s report on resolution 1559. The discussion is likely to focus on disarmament and border issues. But at press time it seemed unlikely that the Council would take any formal action. Read more

  • Western Saraha

    In April the Council will receive the annual report from the Secretary-General on Western Sahara. The mandate of MINURSO, first established in April 1991, expires on 30 April. A briefing by Christopher Ross, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, is likely. The Council is expected to again renew the mandate. Read more

  • Pakistan

    The Council is expected to receive the report of the Commission of Inquiry on the assassination of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto in April. At press time there was no indication whether and when Council members planned to discuss the report’s findings. Read more

  • Côte d’Ivoire

    On 9 April the Sanctions Committee on Côte d’Ivoire is expected to consider the advice of the Group of Experts on the sanctions regime (i.e. arms embargo, travel bans, assets freeze and diamond sanctions). The chairman of the committee will brief the Council in mid-April. The sanctions measures and the mandate of the Group of Experts expire on 31 October. Read more

  • Women, Peace and Security

    The Council expects to receive in April the Secretary-General’s suggested indicators for tracking implementation of resolution 1325 on women and peace and security. Read more

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