August 2012 Monthly Forecast

Posted 1 August 2012
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  • Overview

    France will preside over the Security Council in August. There will be one debate during the month, on Kosovo and the work of the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). Briefings, to be followed by consultations, are expected on: the UN... Read more

  • Status Update

    Status Update of Security Council activity in July 2012.  Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable Dates for August 2012 Read more

  • UNSMIS (Syria)

    The mandate of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria ends on 19 August. The Council will hold two rounds of consultations on UNSMIS in August which will likely focus on the Secretary-General’s assessment of the security situation in Syria and recommendations for the mission’s future. Read more

  • Lebanon (UNIFIL)

    The Security Council is expected to extend the mandate of UNIFIL for a further year. Given the increased tension and an uncertain political climate in the region, in particular spill-over effects from the Syrian crisis in northern Lebanon, it is possible that the resolution might reflect some of these developments.  Read more

  • Sudan and South Sudan

    In August, the Council is likely to hold consultations twice, in accordance with resolution 2046, to discuss the situation in Sudan and South Sudan. The Council is also expected to discuss in consultations the Secretary-General’s most recent report on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Read more

  • Somalia

    Somalia will be on Council members’ minds as the country approaches the 20 August deadline for the transition to permanent federal institutions. It is likely that the Council will request a briefing on the political situation in Somalia following the transition. A press statement is also possible. Read more

  • Mali

    In August the Council is expected to consider options set out by the Secretary-General on possible steps to ensure the full restoration of constitutional order and territorial integrity in Mali, including the deployment of military forces by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in line with resolution 2056. It is likely that the Deputy Secretary-General will brief the Council. Representatives of ECOWAS and the AU are also likely to brief. Read more

  • Kosovo

    The Council in August is scheduled to hold its third debate this year on the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). Farid Zarif, the Special Representative and head of UNMIK, is expected to brief the Council on developments and the latest Secretary-General’s report, which was due by 27 July. Read more

  • DPRK (North Korea)

    In August, the Council will hold regular 90-day consultations on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and be briefed by Ambassador José Filipe Moraes Cabral (Portugal), the chair of the DPRK Sanctions Committee (1718 Committee). Read more

  • UNRCCA (Central Asia)

    In August, Council members are expecting a briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Asia and head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), Miroslav Jenča. Read more

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