September 2011 Monthly Forecast

Posted 31 August 2011
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  • Afghanistan

    In September the Council is expected to hold an open debate on Afghanistan and receive a briefing from the head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Special Representative Staffan de Mistura. The Secretary-General's quarterly report is also expected in September. No Council decisions are expected. Read more

  • Sudan, South Sudan and Darfur

    In September, the Council is likely to be briefed on the Secretary-General's second report on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), due on 27 September. Read more

  • Counter-Terrorism

    The Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) is expected to hold a day-long event marking the tenth anniversary of resolution 1373. At time of writing, it appears the event will take place on the exact anniversary, 28 September, the Committee was created. It is possible that the Council may agree on a statement of some kind to mark the occasion. Read more

  • Aide Memoire

    Important matters pending include: Resolution 1904 of 17 December 2009 indicated that the expert groups assisting the three counter-terrorism committees (the 1267 Committee on Al-Qaida and Taliban sanctions, the 1373 Committee or CTC, and the 1540 Committee on weapons of... Read more

  • Status Update

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

  • Overview

    Lebanon will preside over the Council during September, a month typically marked by the presence in New York of world leaders and high-level officials attending the start of the general debate at the General Assembly and a number of events... Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for November 2011. Read more

  • Somalia

    In September, the Council is expected to renew the authorisation of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) before it expires at the end of the month. At press time, Council members were anticipating the Secretary-General's periodic Somalia report, due on 1 September. Read more

  • International Criminal Tribunals

    In September the Council is expected to adopt a resolution appointing the prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Read more

  • Liberia

    In September the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) before it expires on 30 September. At some point in the month, the Council will likely be briefed on recent developments and the Secretary-General's most recent report on UNMIL, and hold consultations on the matter. Read more

  • Côte d’Ivoire

    In September the Council is likely to consider the Secretary-General's recommendations regarding cooperation arrangements between the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI). The Council may renew the redeployment of helicopters and crews from UNMIL to UNOCI authorised in resolution 1992, scheduled to expire on 30 September. Read more

  • Israel/Palestine

    In September the Council will have its regular monthly briefing on the Middle East, followed by consultations. The stalemated Israel/Palestine peace process is expected to be the focus of discussion against the backdrop of a possible Palestinian bid for UN membership in September. Read more

  • Libya

    Much of the Council's attention in September will likely be centered on Libya as it is expected to be establishing parameters for a post-conflict UN involvement in Libya. This would most likely require adopting a resolution. Read more

  • Iran

    In September, the Council is expecting a regular 90-day briefing from Ambassador Néstor Osorio (Colombia), the chair of the Iran Sanctions Committee (1737 Committee). At press time, no Council decision was expected. Read more

  • Preventive Diplomacy

    A high-level meeting on preventive diplomacy with a briefing from the Secretary-General is expected in September. Lebanese President Michel Suleiman is expected to preside over the debate. It is likely to focus on the Secretary-General's report on conflict prevention, requested in a July 2010 presidential statement. Read more

  • Haiti

    The Council is due to receive a report from the Secretary-General on the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) by 31 August. At press time, there was no decision for the Council to formally take up Haiti in September, although a meeting is possible. It is likely that members will begin some informal discussions on the renewal of the mission's mandate. Read more

  • Sierra Leone

    In September the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL), which expires on 15 September. Read more

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