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19 Apr 2018 description

Answering a couple of questions that were raised by various people in this room on Western Sahara: First, I can say that neither Bir Lahlou nor Tifariti fall within the buffer strip.

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.

08 May 2017 description

The protection of civilians in armed conflict would be the central theme of the Security Council’s work in the coming month, Elbio Rosselli (Uruguay), its President for May, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

03 Nov 2016 description

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1 NOVEMBRE 2016

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.

02 Jul 2016 description

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CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
CONFÉRENCES DE PRESSE

L’Afrique et la consolidation de la paix, le Moyen-Orient, les méthodes de travail du Conseil et le processus de sélection du prochain Secrétaire général seront les grands axes de la présidence japonaise du Conseil de sécurité au mois de juillet, a déclaré, cet après-midi, le nouveau Représentant permanent du Japon, M. Koro Bessho, qui présentait le programme de travail mensuel du Conseil.

02 Jul 2016 description

SECURITY COUNCIL
PRESS CONFERENCE

The Security Council would focus on Africa and peacebuilding, the Middle East, working methods and selection of the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, Koro Bessho (Japan), its President for July, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

Taking up Africa, Mr. Bessho said the Council would hold a ministerial-level open debate on 28 July, with Japan’s Foreign Minister presiding. Before that, on 12 July, it would hold an open debate on the Middle East.

05 Apr 2016 description

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Conseil de sécurité
Conférences de presse

Le programme de travail du Conseil de sécurité au mois d’avril sera chargé, avec pas moins de 30 séances, dont une ce soir même à 19 heures sur la situation au Burundi, a annoncé, en fin d’après-midi, le Représentant permanent de la Chine auprès des Nations Unies, M. Liu Jieyi, qui assume la présidence mensuelle de l’organe chargé du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales.

02 Apr 2016 description

The situations in Syria, Yemen and the broader Middle East would be among the Security Council’s priorities in April, Liu Jieyi (China), its President for the month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

06 Apr 2015 description

Security Council
Press Conference

Amid the crisis in Yemen, the ongoing situation in Syria and other urgent threats to peace and security, the Jordanian presidency of the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, holding three open debates and hearing top officials brief on pressing matters.

03 Apr 2015 description

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La Représentante permanente de la Jordanie auprès des Nations Unies, Mme Dina Kawar, qui préside ce mois-ci le Conseil de sécurité, a présenté à la presse, cet après-midi, le programme de travail mensuel de cet organe, qui sera notamment marqué par trois débats publics, dont un, le 23 avril, portera sur le rôle des jeunes dans la lutte contre l’extrémisme violent et pour la promotion de la paix.

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 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.

05 Oct 2011 description

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Saying she expected a “good ride” for the Security Council this month, U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria), its President for October, today outlined a programme of work comprising a varied mix of both new and routine agenda items.

14 Apr 2011 description

Le Président de la soixante-cinquième session de l’Assemblée générale, M. Joseph Deiss, a présenté, cet après-midi devant la presse, un bilan des activités récentes de l’Assemblée, ainsi que son programme de travail pour les mois à venir. M. Deiss s’est également exprimé sur l’avancement de la réforme du Conseil de sécurité et sur l’éventuelle demande d’admission de la Palestine comme nouvel État Membre de l’ONU.

13 Apr 2011 description

Updating the press on the latest developments regarding the work of the sixty-fifth General Assembly, Joseph Deiss, the 192-member body’s President, today highlighted a host of upcoming topical debates and took questions on the push for Palestinian statehood, as well as on the status of the negotiations to reform and expand the Security Council.

03 Apr 2011 description

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Néstor Osorio, Permanent Representative of Colombia, which holds the rotating Presidency of the Security Council, said today that the 15-nation body would tackle a "loaded" agenda this month, while also keeping a wary eye on the ripple effects of the popular protests sweeping North African and the Middle East.

23 Dec 2010 description

Ruhakana Rugunda, Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations, called today for a greater focus by the Security Council on preventive diplomacy and peacebuilding as he surveyed a range of situations in Africa.

Speaking at a Headquarters press conference on his country's two-year tenure on the Council, Mr.

23 Dec 2010 description

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During its participation in the Security Council over the last two years, Mexico had focused on strengthening the role of conflict prevention and resolution; the promotion and protection of human rights and international humanitarian law; and enhancing transparency of the Council, the country's Permanent Representative, Claude Heller, said today at Headquarters.

Briefing correspondents on Mexico's work in the primary body …

02 Nov 2010 description

The centrepiece in the Security Council's programme of work this month would be a ministerial meeting on the situation in the Sudan on 16 November, the current Council President, Mark Lyall Grant, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, told correspondents today at Headquarters.

"It is critical that the Council retains a very close focus on Sudan in these critical months.