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  • January 2015

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In January 2015, the Council is expected to renew the DRC sanctions regime and the mandate of the Group of Experts, which expire on 1 February 2015. The Council will also be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous on the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, may also brief. The briefing will be followed by consultations.   Read more

  • October 2014

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Council will be briefed by Special Representative Martin Kobler, head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), as well as the recently appointed Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit. The briefing will be followed by consultations.  Read more

  • August 2014

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In August, Mark Simmonds, UK Minister for Africa, will preside over a high-level meeting on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), Martin Kobler, will brief, as well as possibly the exiting Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region, Mary Robinson. The newly appointed Special Envoy, Said Djinnit (Algeria), may also participate, as may representatives of regional organisations and countries of the region.  Read more

  • March 2014

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Security Council will be briefed on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Council is also expected to renew the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), which expires on 31 March, for another year. Read more

  • January 2014

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In January, the Security Council will be briefed on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by the Special Representative and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), Martin Kobler and by the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Mary Robinson, on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the Region (PSC Framework). Read more

  • October 2013

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Security Council will be briefed by Special Representative Martin Kobler and by the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Mary Robinson, on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the Region (PSC Framework). Read more

  • July 2013

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, the Security Council will hold a high-level debate on the DRC and the Great Lakes. US Secretary of State John Kerry is likely to preside and other ministers may attend. A presidential statement is a possible outcome. The 1533 DRC Sanctions Committee will receive a briefing from the Group of Experts (GoE) assisting the Committee on their interim report. The chair of the Committee, Ambassador Agshin Mehdiyev (Azerbaijan), will then brief Council members in consultations on the interim report.  Read more

  • May 2013

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Security Council may be briefed in consultations by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Mary Robinson, following her first trip to the region. Read more

  • February 2013

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In February, the Council expects a briefing by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hervé Ladsous about possible modifications to the mandate of the UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to address the threat by the rebel group the March 23 Movement —a source of instability in the region and of massive displacement of civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read more

  • November 2012

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Council plans to renew the sanctions regime covering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the mandate of the Group of Experts assisting the 1533 DRC Sanctions Committee, both of which expire on 30 November. Read more

  • June 2012

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, Roger Meece, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), is expected to brief the Council on developments and the Secretary-General's latest report on MONUSCO. The briefing will be followed by consultations. Read more

  • February 2012

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In February, either Roger Meece, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), or Hervé Ladsous, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, will likely brief the Council on the Secretary-General's latest report on MONUSCO. The briefing will be followed by consultations. Read more

  • November 2011

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Council expects a briefing on the Secretary-General's latest report on the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), due by the end of October, by Special Representative of the Secretary-General Roger Meece. Read more

  • June 2011

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Council will hear a briefing on the Secretary-General's latest report on MONUSCO, the peacekeeping operation in the DRC, by the special representative of the Secretary-General, Roger Meece. The briefing will be followed by consultations. Read more

  • May 2011

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Council will hold an open debate on the DRC. The Secretary-General is expected to attend, and the DRC will be represented at the ministerial-level. Special Representative of the Secretary-General Roger Meece is also likely to participate, as well as a representative of the World Bank. Read more