Security Council Report
Security Council Report, Forecast April for 2012:
The US will hold the presidency of the Security Council in April.
An open debate on improving UN capacity to assist states to counter illicit crossborder flows is planned late in the month, and the Secretary-General is expected to brief. The aim of the debate is to focus attention on the broad range of UN activities in this field and to help states make a better use of different forms of UN assistance in controlling flows of arms, drugs and individuals, among other things, across their borders. A resolution or a presidential statement is the expected outcome.
There will also be the quarterly open debate on the Middle East, preceded by a briefing by the Secretariat.
On 27 April the Council will vote (simultaneously with the General Assembly) to fill a vacancy on the International Court of Justice. A briefing by the Secretary-General on nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament
and security is expected. This event, taking place soon after the Seoul summit on nuclear security, will afford an opportunity to take stock of developments since the summit-level Council debate on this subject chaired in September 2009 by US President Barack Obama and to maintain the engagement on the part of the Council with this issue. A resolution or a presidential statement is expected as an outcome.