June 2012 Monthly Forecast

Posted 1 June 2012
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  • Overview

    China will have the presidency of the Council in June. The one open debate planned, the semi-annual open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, with likely briefings by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, is expected toward the end of the month. Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable dates for June 2012. Read more

  • Status Update

    Status Update of Security Council Activity in May 2012. Read more

  • Guinea-Bissau

    In June, the Council is expected to hold consultations on the implementation of the measures set out in resolution 2048 of 18 May on Guinea-Bissau, including a travel ban on five members of the Military Command, and on an initial Secretary-General's report on steps taken in the country to restore constitutional order. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe will likely brief the Council. Read more

  • Liberia

    In June, the Council is likely to discuss the special report of the Secretary-General on the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), submitted in April. The Council will likely be briefed in closed consultations by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. The Council will also likely consider the midterm report of the Panel of Experts (PoE) monitoring the implementation of the Liberia sanctions regime, due by end of May. Read more

  • LRA/UNOCA

    In June, the Council expects a briefing on the Secretary-General's report on the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNOCA, Abou Moussa. Read more

  • Iran

    The mandate of the Panel of Experts (PoE) that assists the Iran Sanctions Committee (1737 Committee) expires on 9 June. The Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the PoE's mandate for one year in early June. Later in the month, the Council is expected to receive a regular quarterly briefing from the chair of the 1737 Committee, Ambassador Néstor Osorio (Colombia). Read more

  • Consultations with the AU Peace and Security Council

    In June, Council members expect to hold the annual consultative meeting with the AU's Peace and Security Council (PSC) at UN headquarters in New York. A communiqué is a likely outcome. Read more

  • Afghanistan

    In June, the Council expects to receive a briefing and hold a debate on developments and the Secretary-General's most recent quarterly report on Afghanistan. No outcome is anticipated. Read more

  • Central African Republic

    In June, 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), followed by consultations. The Council is likely to issue a press statement after the consultations. Read more

  • UNDOF (Golan Heights)

    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. Read more

  • Iraq

    The funding for the activities of the High-level Coordinator who advises the Council on the Iraq-Kuwait missing persons and property issue, is due to expire in mid-June. The Council is expected to receive a report on the issue, pursuant to paragraph 14 of resolution 1284, and a briefing in consultations by the coordinator, Gennady Tarasov. The Council is likely to issue a press statement on the coordinator's activities and supporting the extension of the coordinator's funding. Read more

  • Protection of Civilians

    In June, the Council is scheduled to hold its biannual open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, and High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, are expected to brief. It is also possible that the Secretary-General will speak. Read more

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    In June, Roger Meece, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), is expected to brief the Council on developments and the Secretary-General's latest report on MONUSCO. The briefing will be followed by consultations. Read more

  • International Criminal Tribunals

    In June, the Council will hold a debate on the international criminal tribunals. 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. A resolution is expected on the extension of four ICTR judges' terms. If the ICTY's president submits a technical request relating to the extension of judges' mandates, the Council may adopt an additional resolution responding to the request. Read more

  • Sudan/Darfur

    In early June, the Council is scheduled to receive the biannual briefing from Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Sudan. Ocampo is expected to deliver his report in a public meeting of the Council, followed by a private meeting. (This will be his final briefing to the Council as ICC Prosecutor, as he is expected to leave his post mid-month. He will be succeeded by Fatou Bensouda of Gambia.) Read more

  • DPRK (North Korea)

    The Council in June is expected to extend the mandate of the Panel of Experts (PoE) that assists the 1718 Sanctions Committee dealing with the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea). The PoE's present mandate expires on 12 June. Read more

  • UNSMIS (Syria)

    In June, Council members will continue to follow closely the Syrian situation as the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) reaches full deployment. Council members will be briefed at least twice this month on UNSMIS in informal consultations. The first briefing in June is expected on the 7th from Special Envoy Kofi Annan. Read more

  • Sudan and South Sudan

    In June, the Council is due to discuss in consultations the Secretary-General's report on the UN Interim Security Force in Abyei (UNISFA) that it receives every 60 days under the terms of resolution 2047. The Council will also most likely hold consultations twice during June on the situation between Sudan and South Sudan. This is done in accordance with resolution 2046—which requests the Secretary-General to inform the Council at two-week intervals on the status of compliance by Sudan, South Sudan and the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) with the resolution. Read more

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