April 2018 Monthly Forecast

Posted 29 March 2018
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  • Overview

    Peru will have the presidency in April. Read more

  • Status Update

    Status update since our March Forecast. Read more

  • In Hindsight: What’s wrong with the Security Council?

    Parting Reflections of Executive Director Ian Martin Read more

  • Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

    In April, the Council is expected to hold a high-level briefing to consider the Secretary-General’s implementation report on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. This is planned to coincide with the 24-25 April General Assembly high-level event on the issue. Secretary-General António Guterres and the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), Ambassador Ion Jinga (Romania), are expected to brief. Read more

  • Haiti

    In April, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), which expires on 15 April. Read more

  • Syria

    In April, the Council expects to receive the monthly briefings on political and humanitarian developments in Syria and on the use of chemical weapons. Read more

  • Women, Peace and Security

    In April, the Council expects to hold an open debate on the Secretary-General’s annual report on conflict-related sexual violence, focusing particularly on preventing sexual violence in conflict through empowerment, gender equality and justice. Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten will brief. Peru plans to circulate a concept note ahead of the debate. No outcome is expected. Read more

  • Great Lakes Region

    In April, Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit will brief on the latest report on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the region. Read more

  • Mali

    In April, the Council expects to receive a briefing on Mali from the Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Mahamat Saleh Annadif, followed by consultations. Read more

  • Non-Proliferation (1540 Committee)

    In April, the chair of the 1540 Committee, Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (Bolivia) is scheduled to brief the Council on the work of the committee, which deals with the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Read more

  • Yemen

    In April, the Council expects a briefing on Yemen by Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, which will be his first briefing since replacing the former envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, at the end of February. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock is likely to brief on the humanitarian situation. 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). The Council will receive the Secretary-General’s report on the situation in Western Sahara and will be briefed by Special Representative of the Secretary-General Colin Stewart and the Department of Political Affairs on the situation ahead of MINURSO’s renewal. MINURSO’s mandate expires on 30 April. Read more

  • South Sudan

    In April, the Council expects to receive a briefing on UNMISS, followed by consultations. Council members also expect to receive the monthly report from the Secretary-General on violations of the Status of Forces Agreement or obstructions to UNMISS, as requested in resolution 2406. The mandate of UNMISS expires on 15 March 2019. Read more

  • Colombia

    In April, the Council will receive a briefing from Special Representative Jean Arnault on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. Consultations will follow the briefing. Read more

  • Liberia

    In April, the Council will discuss the Secretary-General’s final report on UNMIL. There may be a civil society briefer. Ambassador Olof Skoog (Sweden) is also expected to brief as the chair of the country configuration on Liberia of the PBC. Read more

  • Youth, Peace and Security

    In April, the Security Council is expected to hold an open debate on youth, peace and security. Graeme Simpson—the lead author of the recently completed progress study on youth, peace and security—is expected to brief the Council. Read more

  • Sudan/South Sudan

    In April, the Council is expected to hold consultations on UNISFA and on Sudan/South Sudan issues. The Council is also expected to decide by 15 April whether to extend the mission’s support to the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism, established in 2011 to conduct monitoring and verification activities along the Sudan-South Sudan border, as set out in resolution 2386. Council members may receive the Secretary-General’s report on the independent review of UNISFA. The mandate of UNISFA expires on 15 May.  Read more

  • Israel/Palestine

    In April, the Council is expected to hold its quarterly open debate under the agenda item “the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”, which will focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

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