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President Ashe meets with the President of the Security Council

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson

United Nations, 28 March 2014

PGA John w Ashe with UNSC president for April H.E. U. Joy OgwuThe President of the General Assembly, H.E. John W. Ashe, met today with H.E. U. Joy Ogwu, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations who will be assuming the role of President of the United Nations Security Council for the month of April 2014.

The incoming President of the Security Council informed President Ashe of the Provisional Programme of Work of the Security Council for April, highlighting three open debates which will address the Middle East, Women Peace and Security: sexual violence in conflict and, on the initiative of Nigeria, Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Security Sector Reform (SSR).

The President of the Security Council also shared her outlook on other issues that could be taken up during her tenure as President including with regard to the Central African Republic and Ukraine. Nigeria joined the Council on 1 January 2014, as a non-permanent member, for a two-year term. This is the second time the country has secured a seat at the Council. The first term was in 2010-2011.

President of the General Assembly John W. Ashe (left )with H.E. U. Joy Ogwu, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United NationsĀ - Photo/Bill Bly