August 2015 Monthly Forecast

Posted 31 July 2015
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  • Overview

    Nigeria will hold the Council’s presidency in August. 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 July 2015. Read more

  • Notable Dates

    Notable Dates for August Read more

  • Yemen

    In August, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, is expected to brief Council members. As has been recent practice during Yemen meetings, a representative of OCHA may also brief. No outcome is currently planned. Read more

  • Central African Republic

    In August, Special Representative Babacar Gaye will brief the Council on the latest report concerning the UN Multidimensional IntIn August, Special Representative Babacar Gaye will brief the Council on the latest report concerning the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Read more

  • Syria

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

  • Regional Organisations

    In August, at Nigeria’s initiative, the Council is scheduled to have an open debate on regional organisations and contemporary challenges for maintaining international peace and security. An outcome is not expected.  Read more

  • DPRK (North Korea)

    In August, the chair of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Román Oyarzun (Spain), is due to brief Council members in consultations on the work of the Committee. Read more

  • Sudan (Darfur)

    In early August, Ambassador Rafael Ramírez (Venezuela), the chair of the 1591 Sudan Sanctions Committee, is expected to provide the quarterly briefing to Council members on the Committee’s work. Read more

  • Lebanon (UNIFIL)

    In August, the Security Council is expected to extend the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for another year, ahead of its expiry on 31 August. This will be the ninth UNIFIL renewal since the cessation of hostilities between Israel and Lebanon in 2006. The resolution authorising the renewal is likely to contain no significant operational changes to the UNIFIL mandate.     Read more

  • Kosovo

    In August, the Council is expected to hold its quarterly debate on Kosovo. Farid Zarif, Special Representative and head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), will brief via video teleconference on recent developments and the latest Secretary-General’s report. Both Serbia and Kosovo are likely to participate at high-level.  Read more

  • South Sudan

    In late August, the Council is expected to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and on the work of the South Sudan Sanctions Committee. A representative of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, and Ambassador Cristián Barros (Chile), chair of the 2206 South Sudan Sanctions Committee, will brief. (At press time, the mid-term report of the Panel of Experts was expected on 28 July, and the UNMISS report was expected by 17 August.) The mandate of UNMISS expires on 30 November.    Read more

  • Guinea-Bissau

    In August, the Council will receive a briefing on Guinea-Bissau from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Miguel Trovoada, followed by consultations. Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota (Brazil), the chair of the Guinea-Bissau country configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), may also brief.  Read more

  • Liberia

    In August, the Council may receive a briefing (followed by consultations) from the chair of the 1521 Liberia Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Dina Kawar (Jordan) on the work of the Committee, the final report of the Panel of Experts and the Secretary-General’s update on arms, ammunition and border issues (due 1 August). The travel ban and arms embargo expire on 9 September (the asset freeze is not time-limited). (The Council is also expected to hold a briefing on Ebola in August.) Read more

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