Security Council Meeting on Preventive Diplomacy
At a high-level meeting on conflict prevention, the Security Council on 22 September emphasized the political, humanitarian and economic advantages of preventing conflict and urged the UN Secretary-General to use all related tools at his disposal. The meeting held at the sidelines of the 66th General Assembly was chaired by the Lebanese President, whose country holds the rotating Security Council presidency, and attended by several other heads of state.
In his remarks to the high-level meeting, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called preventive diplomacy a necessity and pledged to make it a fundamental priority in his second term.
In a Presidential Statement the Security Council supports
strengthening the capacity of the United Nations and its partners in the field of preventive diplomacy.