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04 Oct 2017 description

Three priorities — the terrorist threat in the Sahel, peacekeeping and the ongoing crises in Myanmar and the Middle East — would be the focus of the Security Council’s work in the coming weeks, François Delattre (France), Council President for the month, said at a press briefing today at Headquarters.

03 Nov 2016 description


Les questions africaines seront à l’honneur pendant le mois de novembre au Conseil de sécurité, a annoncé, cet après-midi, le Représentant permanent du Sénégal auprès des Nations Unies, M. Fodé Seck, qui assurera la présidence mensuelle de l’organe chargé du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales.

02 Nov 2016 description

Open debates on “water, peace and security” and asymmetrical threats to peacekeeping would be highlighted by the Security Council this month, along with a range of items of ongoing concern, Fodé Seck (Senegal), Council President for November, told correspondents at Headquarters this afternoon.

06 Oct 2015 description

In October, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the women, peace and security agenda, to the fight against terrorism, to humanitarian crises around the world, the Permanent Representative of Spain said today at a Headquarters press conference. Among his country’s priorities for October were also the Council’s methods of work and the situation in the Middle East.

06 Oct 2015 description



Le Représentant permanent de l’Espagne, M. Roman Oyarzun Marchesi, qui préside ce mois-ci le Conseil de sécurité, a présenté, cet après-midi à la presse, le programme de travail mensuel de cet organe, qui sera notamment marqué par un débat thématique, le 13 octobre, sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité.

07 Jan 2015 description

Le Représentant permanent du Chili auprès des Nations Unies, M. Cristián Barros Melet, qui assure la présidence tournante du Conseil de sécurité en ce mois de janvier, a présenté cet après-midi le programme de travail du Conseil, qui comprendra trois débats publics et une mission en Haïti.

06 Jan 2015 description

Building strong foundations intertwining development and security underpinned a range of issues on the Security Council’s schedule for January, the Permanent Representative of Chile, whose delegation holds the 15-member body’s presidency for the month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

03 Jul 2014 description

A ministerial-level open debate on peacekeeping and regional partnerships would be among the highlights of the Security Council’s work plan in July, Eugène-Richard Gasana ( Rwanda) said at a Headquarters press conference today.

Mr. Gasana, the organ’s incoming President, noted that Rwanda’s presidency of the Security Council this month was all the more “special” as the country celebrated its twentieth anniversary of liberation and marked the day when the Rwandan Patriotic Front took control of Kigali to stop the genocide.

07 Jan 2014 description

The Central African Republic would figure prominently on the Security Council’s agenda in January, Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein (Jordan), that body’s President for January, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

16 Dec 2013 description

Au cours d’une conférence de presse bilan de fin d’année, tenue cet après-midi au Siège de l’ONU à New York, M. Hervé Ladsous, Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien de la paix, a présenté les activités menées par son Département au cours d’une année qui, selon ses mots, aura été « très active ». M. Ladsous a passé en revue les situations en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), au Mali, au Soudan, au Soudan du Sud, en Syrie et en République centrafricaine.

15 Dec 2013 description

United Nations peacekeeping operations had made significant headway in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mali this year, a senior official overseeing those missions told reporters at a Headquarters press conference today.

“It has been an active year,” said Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, as he recalled major developments, including the Congolese army’s victory against the 23 March Movement (M23) armed group.

02 Jul 2013 description

Despite the fragile situation in southern Lebanon, both sides were respecting resolution 1701 (2006) — which calls for a full cessation of hostilities between Hizbullah and Israel — the Commander of United Nations troops in the area said at a Headquarters press conference today.

“Calm is prevailing,” said Major General Paolo Serra, Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which is mandated to monitor the cessation of hostilities, assist the Government and Armed Forces of Lebanon and support the local population.

03 Apr 2013 description

Maintaining peace and security, preventing conflict and ending sexual violence against women in Africa would be among the Security Council’s top priorities in April, the country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations said at Headquarters today.

05 Mar 2013 description

The Security Council would hold 15 open meetings this month — including debates on the situations in Afghanistan, Haiti and Kosovo — the Russian Federation’s top United Nations delegate said today, as he briefed the press at Headquarters on the work programme as his country assumed the Council’s rotating presidency.

“We are focused on concrete and urgent topics of the current international agenda,” Vitaly Churkin said, adding that the Council would also hold 17 closed consultations.

07 Feb 2013 description

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In a Headquarters briefing today that focused on the role in 2013 of United Nations peacekeeping in Mali, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Head of the Department said there was a shared desire in the international community to do what needed to be done in Mali to end the conflict and resolve the issues that provoked it, and that a United Nations peacekeeping operation was “the way to go”.

05 Feb 2013 description

The main thematic focus for the Republic of Korea’s month-long Presidency of the Security Council would be civilian protection, Ambassador Kim Sook said today, briefing reporters at Headquarters on the 15-nation body’s February work programme, which also featured meetings on United Nations peacekeeping operations in South Sudan and Kosovo.

04 Jan 2013 description

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The Security Council would focus in January on comprehensive strategies to stamp out global terrorism and bolster the effectiveness of United Nations peacekeeping operations, the Permanent Representative of Pakistan, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency for the month, said today.

05 Dec 2012 description

The Security Council in December planned to intensify its focus on the Sahel, particularly the crisis in Mali, along with continued consideration of a range of situations around the world, the Permanent Representative of Morocco said as he briefed correspondents at Headquarters on the programme of work for his country’s presidency of the body.

05 Nov 2012 description

The Security Council’s work programme for November will be packed not only with discussions of difficult situations around the world, but also with business not completed at the end of last month, the Permanent Representative of India, which holds the body’s presidency for the month, told correspondents at Headquarters this afternoon.