Update Reports

Supplementary reports issued throughout the month on emerging or developing situations being addressed by the Security Council.

  • Tomorrow, the Council is set to adopt a technical rollover of the mandate of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) until 15 May. The resolution will also reiterate the demands from resolution 1640.

  • Council members are currently negotiating a draft resolution to facilitate a hearing by the Special Court for Sierra Leone in International Criminal Court (ICC) premises and for the detention in the Netherlands of former Liberian president Charles Taylor for the purposes of his trial by the Special Court.

  • The Council will adopt a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) until 15 October 2006 tomorrow.

  • On 21 March 2006, the Secretary-General submitted the report (S/2006/176) requested by the Security Council in December (S/RES/1644) on international assistance to Lebanon to try those responsible for the terrorist attack that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on 14 February 2005.

  • The Council will meet by the end of the week to adopt a resolution extending the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). The current mandate expires on 24 March.

  • The Council has scheduled an open meeting on 22 February on alleged irregularities in procurement in UN peacekeeping, as described in a recent audit report by the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS).  

  • On 23 February the Council will hold an open meeting on the issue of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeeping personnel. No formal outcome is expected.

  • The Council has scheduled consultations on the situation in Ethiopia and Eritrea tomorrow, 8 February 2006. The US delegation is expected to report on the diplomatic initiative the US has undertaken to try to defuse the recent crisis in the region.

  • On 31 January, the Council adopted a two-month technical rollover of the mandate of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) in resolution 1656. This came as a major surprise since UNOMIG's mandate, in place since 1993, has routinely been renewed by the Council (see our January Forecast).

  • The Council will hold a ministerial-level debate on the Great Lakes on 27 January. It will be preceded by an Arria-style meeting with NGOs today. A draft resolution is in the final stages of negotiation and is expected to be adopted during the ministerial meeting.

  • The President of Timor-Leste, Xanana Gusmão, has asked to address the Council on 23 January. The immediate focus of the meeting is a report from the Secretary-General on the UN Office in Timor-Leste (UNOTIL) and a briefing from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General Sukehiro Hasegawa.

  • Renewed violence in Côte d'Ivoire, especially directed at UN forces, sets a worrying backdrop to the proposed Council consideration tomorrow of the renewal of the mandate for the UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI). 

  • In December the Chairman of the Sanctions Committee created by resolution 1267 (Al-Qaida/Taliban), submitted two letters to the Security Council (S/2005/760 and S/2005/761).

  • The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Jan Pronk, and the AU's Chief Mediator in the Darfur crisis, Salim Ahmed Salim, briefed the Council today, 13 January. This followed a meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) and Council discussions with the Secretary-General, both on 12 January.

  • More than six weeks after the Secretary-General, in his 28 November report (S/2005/740) on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, recommended that the Security Council adopt a resolution: