June 2011 Monthly Forecast

Posted 31 May 2011
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  • Sudan/Darfur

    The Council is scheduled to receive a biannual briefing from the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, on the court's work in Sudan. The prosecutor is expected to deliver his report in a public meeting of the Council, followed by a private meeting. Read more

  • Cyprus

    In June, the special representative and head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), Lisa Buttenheim, will brief the Council in consultations on the Secretary-General's report due by early June. The Council is expected to renew the mandate of UNFICYP for another half-year. Read more

  • Aide Memoire

    Important matters pending include: Resolution 1944 (14 October 2010) called on the Secretary-General to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the security environment following the election and transfer of power to a new Haitian government in 2011. The inauguration of the new Haitian... Read more

  • Iraq

    The activities of the high-level coordinator, who advises the Security Council on the Iraq and Kuwait missing-persons issue, are currently authorised through 30 June. It is expected that the Council will receive a report on the issue and a briefing from the high-level coordinator in June. Read more

  • Status Update

    Status Update of Security Council Activity in May 2011. Read more

  • Counter-Terrorism: 1267 Committee

    The mandates of the ombudsperson for the 1267 committee on sanctions against the Taliban and Al-Qaida and of the monitoring team that supports the work of the committee expire on 17 June. At press time the Council had begun discussions on a renewal resolution for both. Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for June 2011. Read more

  • Iran

    The Council is expected to receive a briefing from the chair of the sanctions committee on Iran in June. The chair typically briefs the Council every 90 days. Read more

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    In June, the Council will hear a briefing on the Secretary-General's latest report on MONUSCO, the peacekeeping operation in the DRC, by the special representative of the Secretary-General, Roger Meece. The briefing will be followed by consultations. Read more

  • Guinea-Bissau

    In June the Council is expected to consider a report on Guinea-Bissau. The head of the UN office, Joseph Mutaboba, will likely brief the Council. The mandate of UNIOGBIS expires on 31 December. Read more

  • Overview

    Gabon has the presidency of the Council in June. A number of debates are planned. A high-level open debate on HIV/AIDS is planned early in the month. And another thematic debate, on small arms and drug trafficking, seems likely later in... Read more

  • Central African Republic

    The Council is expecting to receive the semi-annual report on BINUCA in June. At press it was unclear whether they would consider the Secretary-General's report on CAR in June. It seemed possible that it might be deferred to July. Read more

  • Somalia

    In June, Council members will have a heightened appreciation of the issues in Somalia following their meetings in Nairobi on 25 May with Somali leaders. A report from the Secretary-General is expected on the proposal to establish a specialised court system to prosecute Somali pirates. Read more

  • Côte d’Ivoire

    In June the Council will consider whether to extend the temporary deployment of some UNMIL troops and aviation assets to Côte d'Ivoire to support UNOCI. The deployment expires on 30 June. Read more

  • South Sudan

    The Council needs to take decisions in June on the future UN presence in South Sudan after its independence on 9 July. It seems that the Secretary-General's 17 May recommendations are seen as problematic by a number of Council members. Read more

  • DPRK

    The mandate of the panel of experts that assists the DPRK sanctions committee expires on 12 June. It is expected that the Council will extend the panel's mandate. Read more

  • International Criminal Tribunals

    In June the presidents and prosecutors of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda are expected to brief the Council. Read more

  • Drug Trafficking and Small Arms

    A debate on drug trafficking and small arms is expected to be held at the initiative of Gabon as Council president for the month of June. Read more

  • Libya

    Council members are expecting the regular monthly briefing requested in resolution 1973 on Libya in late June. (In May Libya was discussed on five separate occasions.) Read more

  • HIV/AIDS

    On 7 June President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba will chair an open debate on the impact of HIV and AIDS on global security. Read more

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