January 2011 Monthly Forecast

Posted 22 December 2010
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  • Status Update

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

  • Aide Memoire

    Important matters pending include: The December 2004 report by the Secretary-General on human rights violations in Côte d’Ivoire, requested in a May 2004 presidential statement (S/PRST/2004/17), was never made public. Also on Côte d’Ivoire, the December 2005 report by the... Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for January 2011. Read more

  • Conflict Prevention Briefings

    At press time it seemed likely that Council members in January would hold another “horizon scanning” discussion on issues of potential concern, in line with similar consultations held in November 2010 during the UK presidency. Read more

  • UN Office for Central Asia

    In January Council members are expecting the semi-annual briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Asia and head of UNRCCA, Miroslav Jenča, in informal consultations. This will be the fifth such briefing since the establishment of UNRCCA in December 2007. Read more

  • Haiti

    The Council will meet to discuss Haiti in January. The electoral situation remains tense and the anniversary of the earthquake is a reminder of the huge task still to be accomplished. A briefing seems likely to be the focus. The current mandate of the UN mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, continues until 15 October 2011. Read more

  • Elections of Chairs of Subsidiary Bodies

    In January, the Security Council will elect chairs and vice-chairs of its subsidiary bodies. Following an informal practice led by the permanent members, which has developed in the Council over the years, those positions are usually held by elected members. Read more

  • Nepal

    In early January the Council is expected to consider a report of the Secretary-General on Nepal and to review progress made on the September agreement between the government of Nepal and the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M). The report is also expected to contain details of the arrangements being made for the post-UNMIN period. Read more

  • Somalia

    In January, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Augustine Mahiga, is expected to brief the Council in an open meeting. This is likely to be followed by informal consultations. A regular Secretary-General’s report on Somalia is due by 1 January. Read more

  • Sudan

    The Council is expected to hold consultations on Sudan prior to the start of voting in the Southern Sudan referendum, scheduled to be conducted for one week from 9 January. Council consultations are also expected following the end of voting. Any Council response will largely depend upon events on the ground. Read more

  • Overview

    Bosnia and Herzegovina will hold the Council presidency in January. Two open debates are expected. The first is on the Middle East, to be held in the second half of the month following the usual monthly briefing. A second open... Read more

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