September 2017 Monthly Forecast

Posted 1 September 2017
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  • Overview

    Ethiopia has the presidency in September. Read more

  • Status Update

    Status Update since our August Forecast Read more

  • In Hindsight: Mandating Peace Operations

    More than two years ago, the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations (HIPPO) issued its report, with recommendations to ensure better design and delivery of UN peace operations. Since then, there has been little discussion by the Council of the... Read more

  • Security Council Visit to the African Union

    In early September, the Security Council will conduct a visiting mission to Addis Ababa for the eleventh annual consultative meeting between members of the UN Security Council and members of the AU Peace and Security Council. Members of the two councils are expected to discuss Somalia, South Sudan, and the Lake Chad Basin. Ahead of this meeting, there will be informal consultations on the partnership between the AU and the UN, funding for AU peace and security activities, and post-conflict peacebuilding. Read more

  • Colombia

    In September, the Council is expected to discuss recommendations and adopt a resolution on the size, operational aspects and mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, which is set to start its activities on 26 September. Read more

  • Somalia

    In September, the Council expects to receive the report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of resolution 2358, which renewed the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 31 March 2018. The Council will hold a briefing and consultations on the report.  Read more

  • Lake Chad Basin

    In September, the Security Council will receive a briefing on the Secretary-General’s report on the Lake Chad Basin. The Council requested the report, which is expected to be distributed to members by 30 August, in resolution 2349 adopted in March following its visiting mission to the Lake Chad Basin region. Read more

  • Libya

    In September, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Read more

  • Sudan (Darfur)

    In September, the Security Council will hold a briefing on the report of the Secretary-General on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The mandate of UNAMID expires on 30 June 2018. Read more

  • Counter-Terrorism

    The Council is expected to hold two briefings on counter-terrorism in September.    Read more

  • South Sudan

    In September, the Security Council will consider the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on the implementation of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). It will also receive his monthly assessment of the deployment and future requirements of the Regional Protection Force (RPF) and impediments to UNMISS in carrying out its mandate. The mandate of UNMISS expires on 15 December. Read more

  • Yemen

    In September, the Council expects to receive a briefing from the Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. Read more

  • Afghanistan

    In September, the Council will hold its quarterly debate on Afghanistan, during which it will consider the latest Secretary-General’s report on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). The Special Representative and head of UNAMA, Tadamichi Yamamoto, is expected to brief.  Read more

  • Syria

    In September, Council members expect to receive the monthly briefings on political and humanitarian developments in Syria and on chemical weapons. Read more

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    In September, the Council will continue to watch the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) closely, and a briefing may be requested depending on developments. Read more

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