Committee Also Hears Introduction of 17 Draft Resolutions on Human Rights
Fifty-ninth General Assembly
40th & 41st Meetings (AM & PM)
Security issues due to armed conflicts and the threat of terrorism are becoming one of the major challenges to humanitarian operations, delegates today told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) as it concluded its general discussion on refugees, returnees and displaced persons.
Supplement No. 36 (A/59/36)
Secretary-General Says Two-Way Dialogue between UN, Civil Society Needed, Not So One Directs the Other, But to Ensure Complementary Efforts
4993rd Meeting (AM & PM)
Calling for a two-way dialogue between the United Nations and civil society, Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the Security Council today that the purpose was not so that one could direct the other, but to ensure that their respective efforts complemented each other.
Written Testimony of Gordon West,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia and Near East
United States Agency for International Development
Asia and Near East Overview
before the Committee on Foreign Relations
United States Senate
March 2, 2004
In a year dominated by the war in Iraq, the Security Council also addressed a broad range of other threats to peace and security around the globe, including in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Liberia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire and others.
The Council convened 181 formal meetings, including 48 on situations in Africa, adopted 67 resolutions and issued 30 presidential statements. The veto was used twice, both times by the United States on draft resolutions regarding the situation in the Middle East.