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04 Jun 2002 description

The Security Council continued to give special importance to the situation in Africa, Mikhail Wehbe (Syria), the current President of the Council, told correspondents today during a Headquarters press conference on the Council's programme of work for June.

04 Jan 2001 description

Members of the Security Council today designated chairpersons of 10 committees set up by the Council to monitor sanctions against countries or groups around the world.

28 Apr 2000 description

The hallmark of the Security Council's activities in April had been human security, Robert Fowler, Permanent Representative of Canada and President of the Security Council for that month, told journalists at a press conference at United Nations Headquarters today.

17 Apr 2000 description

A legal framework was necessary to clarify ambiguity in terms of legal standards and norms in considering sanctions, the Foreign Minister of Canada and Security Council President, Lloyd Axworthy, told journalists at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon. George Lopez, Professor of Government at the University of Notre Dame, and David Cortright, President of the Fourth Freedom Forum, also spoke.

09 Feb 2000 description

Host countries must be responsible for the security of humanitarian workers and must punish the perpetrators of crimes against humanitarian workers, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Catherine Bertini, told correspondents at a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon.

09 Feb 2000 description

The Foreign Minister of Argentina, Adalberto Rodriguez Giavarini, addressed correspondents at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon. The Foreign Minister, who in his capacity as Security Council President, was presiding over today's Council meeting on protection of United Nations personnel, associated personnel and humanitarian personnel in conflict zones, was accompanied at the press conference by the Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations, Arnoldo Manuel Listre.