April 2015 Monthly Forecast

Posted 31 March 2015
Download Complete Forecast: PDF
  • Overview

    Jordan will hold the Security Council presidency in April. Read more

  • Status Update

    Recent developments on situations covered in this Forecast are in the relevant briefs. Interesting developments on other issues are included in this Status Update of Security Council activity in March 2015. Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable Dates for April Read more

  • Syria

    In April, Council members expect to receive their regular monthly briefings on the chemical weapons and humanitarian tracks. Read more

  • Western Sahara

    In April, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for another 12 months. Prior to the mandate renewal, Council members expect a briefing in consultations on the situation in Western Sahara from Kim Bolduc, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of MINURSO, and Christopher Ross, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy. Read more

  • Central African Republic

    In April, the Council is due to renew the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Prior to the renewal, the Special Representative Babacar Gaye will brief the Council on the latest MINUSCA report. Read more

  • Mali

    In April, the Council expects a briefing on the situation in Mali from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous. Read more

  • Côte d’Ivoire

    In April, the Council is expected to receive a briefing from Ambassador Cristián Barros (Chile), chair of the 1572 Côte d’Ivoire Sanctions Committee, regarding the final report of the Group of Experts, which is due 15 April. The Council is likely to adopt a resolution renewing targeted sanctions—a partial arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban—due to expire on 30 April. The mandate of the Group of Experts, which expires 30 May, is also likely to be renewed. Read more

  • Israel/Palestine

    In April, the Security Council will hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East, with a focus on the situation in Israel/Palestine.  Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Judeh is expected to preside. Read more

  • Lebanon

    In April, Council members expect to receive the semi-annual briefing in consultations from Special Envoy Terje Rod-Larsen on the latest report on the implementation of resolution 1559. Adopted in 2004, the resolution urged the disarmament of all militias and the extension of government control over all Lebanese territory. Discussion is expected to focus on the political situation in Lebanon, the failure to elect a president and the security situation in border areas.  Read more

  • Women, Peace and Security

    In mid-April, Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura will brief the Council on the Secretary-General’s report on conflict-related sexual violence. Read more

Download Complete Forecast: PDF