July 2011 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 June 2011
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  • Overview

    Germany will hold the Council presidency for the month of July.  Read more

  • Somalia

    In July, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the sanctions Monitoring Group. The Group is due to present its final report (which was circulated to Council members in June), and the Sanctions Committee Chair, Indian Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, will report to the Council on this and the work of the Committee. Read more

  • Central African Republic

    The Council expects a briefing in July by the new special representative and head of BINUCA, Margaret Vogt, on the situation in CAR. Read more

  • West Africa (UNOWA)

    In July the Council is expected to consider a report of the Secretary-General on UNOWA. It is also expecting a briefing by Special Representative Said Djinnit. Read more

  • Iraq

    The mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), expires on 31 July. The Council is also due to receive the Secretary-General's regular report on UNAMI in July. The Council seems likely to extend the mission's mandate. A briefing by Special Representative Ad Melkert is expected. Read more

  • Côte d’Ivoire

    In July the Council is expected to renew the mandate for UNOCI. The current mandate expires 31 July. The Secretary-General's report on UNOCI, due 30 June, is expected to recommend extending UNOCI for 12 months at current troop levels, with a midterm review. Legislative elections are scheduled to be held before the end of the year. Read more

  • South Sudan

    The Council is expected to finalise and adopt the mandate of a new mission for South Sudan ahead of its independence on 9 July. The mandate of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) expires on 9 July. Read more

  • Libya

    Council members are expecting the regular monthly briefing on Libya from Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe in late July. Read more

  • Afghanistan

    The Council is expected to hold an open debate on Afghanistan, during which it will receive a briefing from the head of UNAMA, Staffan de Mistura, drawing upon the latest quarterly report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Afghanistan. UNAMA's mandate expires on 23 March 2012. Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for July 2011. Read more

  • Lebanon

    In July Council members are expected to hold consultations on the Secretary-General's report on the implementation of resolution 1701, which in August 2006 called for a cessation of hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel. UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams is expected to brief. Read more

  • Children and Armed Conflict

    The Council is expected to discuss children and armed conflict in an open debate in mid-July, which is expected to be presided over by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle. Germany is also the chair of the Council working group on children and armed conflict. Read more

  • Peacekeeping

    The Council is expected to have a briefing on UN peacekeeping from a number of UN force commanders and the Secretariat in late July. At press time the format and participants had not been decided. Read more

  • Sudan/Darfur

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the AU-UN Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) ahead of the expiry of its mandate on 31 July. Read more

  • UNRCCA (Central Asia)

    In July, Council members are expecting a briefing by the special representative of the Secretary-General for Central Asia and head of UNRCCA, Miroslav Jenča. This will be the sixth briefing since the establishment of UNRCCA in December 2007 and will provide Council members with an update on the Centre's activities in the past six months. No Council decision is expected. Read more

  • Lord’s Resistance Army

    In July, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe is expected to brief the Council on recent developments relating to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the conclusions of the recent joint UN assessment mission to LRA- affected areas. Council members hope to receive the mission's report prior to the debate. Read more

  • Status Update

    Status Update of Security Council Activity in June 2011. 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

  • Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Impact of Climate Change

    In July, the Council will hold an open debate on the impact of climate change on the maintenance of international peace and security. The executive director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner, is expected to address the Council, and the Secretary-General may attend. Many countries are also expected to participate in the open debate. Read more

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