December 2011 Monthly Forecast

Posted 1 December 2011
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  • Central African Republic

    The Council expects a briefing on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) by Margaret Vogt, the Secretary-General's Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in CAR (BINUCA), in December. Read more

  • Overview

    Russia holds the presidency of the Council in December, a month during which typically there are a record number of mandate renewals and scheduled briefings. Combined with the usual desire to wrap up the Council's work before Christmas, December promises to be a very busy month. Read more

  • Sudan and South Sudan

    The Council expects to receive a briefing and hold consultations in December on the most recent report of the Secretary-General on the UN Interim Security Force in Abyei (UNISFA), which was due on 27 November but had not been officially released at press time. Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, is expected to brief the Council. It is also possible that Lt. General Tadesse Werede Tesfay, the UNISFA Force Commander, will brief as well via videoconferencing. The Council is likely to renew the mandate of UNISFA, which expires on 27 December.   Read more

  • Somalia

    Developments in Somalia are expected to be on Council members' minds in December. The Secretary-General's report is likely to be issued early in the month, to be followed by a briefing. At press time, it seemed unlikely there would be any outcome. Read more

  • Burundi

    In December, the Council is expecting a briefing on Burundi by the special representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Office in Burundi (BNUB), Karin Landgren. The chair of the Burundi configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), Swiss Permanent Representative Paul Seger, might also brief the Council. The briefing will be followed by consultations. Read more

  • Liberia

    In December the Council is expected to renew both the sanctions regime on Liberia and the mandate of the panel of experts monitoring the implementation of the sanctions for a period of four to six months. The mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) expires on 30 September 2012. Read more

  • Guinea-Bissau

    In December, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), which expires on 31 December, by adopting a new resolution extending the mandate for 12 months. Read more

  • Sudan/Darfur

    In December, the Council is scheduled to receive a biannual briefing from the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), 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. A briefing by the chair of the Sudan Sanctions Committee in consultations is also likely. Read more

  • Iran

    Ambassador Néstor Osorio (Colombia), chair of the Iran Sanctions Committee (1737 Committee), is expected to provide the Council in December with a regularly scheduled 90-day briefing. The briefing is likely to be routine; the floor will then be opened to other Council members. Read more

  • Status Update

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

  • Iraq

    A briefing by Martin Kobler, Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is envisaged in December. The funding for the activities of Gennady Tarasov, the high-level coordinator who advises the Security Council on the Iraq-Kuwait missing persons and property issue, is due to expire by the end of December. The Council is likely to extend the coordinator's activities before the end of the month through a press statement. Read more

  • Afghanistan

    The Council is expected to receive a briefing from Staffan de Mistura, the Head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), on the Secretary-General's quarterly report on UNAMA and hold a debate on Afghanistan. No outcome is anticipated. Read more

  • International Criminal Tribunals

    In December the presidents and prosecutors of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) are expected to brief the Council. If the tribunals' presidents submit technical requests relating to the extension of judges' mandates, the Council might adopt a resolution for each tribunal responding to the requests. Currently, a resolution is expected on the extension of ICTR judges terms. Read more

  • Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa

    In December, the Council is expected to receive the annual report of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa. It will then likely renew the mandate of the working group, which expires on 31 December, through a note by the president of the Council. No other Council action is expected. Read more

  • UNDOF (Golan)

    The Council is expected to extend for six months the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), established in May 1974 to monitor the ceasefire between Israel and Syria. Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Edmond Mulet is expected to brief Council members in consultations on the Secretary-General's UNDOF report. UNDOF's mandate expires on 31 December. Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for December 2011. Read more

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