Sudan/South Sudan

  • May 2010

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Council is expecting the Secretary-General’s report on Darfur. It is likely to receive a briefing by the head of UN peacekeeping, Alain Le Roy, and discuss the report in consultations. The Council will also be following closely wider events in Sudan including the aftermath of the April elections and the issues between North and South Sudan.

  • April 2010

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    Expected Council Action In April the Council attention will be focused on Sudan and the renewal of the mandate of UNMIS. Elections are due on 11 April and a report from the Secretary-General is due. The head of UN peacekeeping,...

  • March 2010

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Council is expecting a briefing by the Sudan Sanctions Committee chairman and also the mid-term report from its Panel of Experts. Consultations are also expected and members seem likely to discuss recent developments and the upcoming April elections.

  • January 2010

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In January members will hold informal consultations to discuss the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) which should provide an update on the overall situation of the country. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy may brief the Council on the situation of UN peacekeeping in Sudan. Some Council response to the risks facing South Sudan is possible. 

  • October 2009

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In October the Council is due to discuss the Darfur issue and renew the mandate of the Sudan Sanctions Committee’s Panel of Experts. The Panel’s report was due in September and its mandate expires on 15 October.

  • July 2009

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    he mandate of the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) expires on 31 Julyand the Council is expected to renew. The Council will consider the two most recent Secretary-General’s reports on UNAMID (one covering April and May and one likely to be received in mid-July covering June) and will be briefed by the joint AU-UN Special Representative, Rodolphe Adada.

  • May 2009

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    While there are no formal requirements for meetings on Sudan in May, the Council is visiting Africa, which includes meetings with the AU in Addis Ababa in May. Sudan seems certain to be discussed along with the humanitarian situation. A briefing to the Council is possible following an expected visit to the country in May by John Holmes, the Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

  • April 2009

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The mandate for the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) expires on 30 April. The Council is expected to renew the mandate. A briefing and consultations are also expected in April on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). 

  • February 2009

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    Consultations in the Council on UNAMID and UNMIS are expected in February. The Under Secretary-General for the Department of Field Support, Susana Malcorra, and the Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Alain Le Roy, are likely to brief the Council.

  • January 2009

    Sudan (North/South)

    Monthly Forecast

    The Secretary-General’s quarterly report on the UN Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) is expected by 23 January. It is expected to recommend a review of the size of the UNMIS police component. The report is likely to be discussed in early February, but preparations and thinking will already be underway between Council members in January.

  • October 2008

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Secretary-General’s report on the hybrid UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is due on 30 September. Its mandate expires 31 July 2009, while the mandate for the UN Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) expires 30 April 2009. It is unclear whether there will be any substantive discussion of Darfur issues.

  • August 2008

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The situation in Darfur, attacks on the UN-AU Mission, lack of cooperation regarding its deployment, and tensions arising from proceedings before the International Criminal Court mean that Darfur issues will continue to be on the Council’s agenda in August.

  • July 2008

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), which expires on 31 July. The Secretary-General’s quarterly report on the UN Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS, deployed in the south) is also expected.

  • April 2008

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to continue to closely monitor developments in Darfur, including the security situation, deployment of the UN-AU Mission (UNAMID) and political reconciliation. Consultations are likely on the Secretary-General’s expected monthly report. Darfur issues are also likely to emerge during the Council’s expected joint meeting with the AU Peace and Security Council in April. On the north-south issue, members are also expected to renew the UNMIS mandate which expires on 30 April.

  • October 2007

    Sudan: North-South

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS), which expires on 31 October. It is unclear whether members will want to use this opportunity to convey key messages regarding challenges surrounding the north-south Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).