Letter dated 27 September 2010 from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council
I have the honour to transmit herewith a report on the work of the Security Council during the presidency of the Russian Federation in August 2010. The document was prepared under my responsibility, after consultation with the other members of the Security Council.
I should be grateful if you would have the present letter and its annex circulated as a document of the Security Council.
(Signed) V. Churkin
Annex to the letter dated 27 September 2010 from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council
Assessment of the work of the Security Council during the presidency of the Russian Federation (August 2010)
Under the presidency of the Russian Federation, the Security Council engaged in an extensive programme of work during the month of August. The Council held 19 meetings and consultations of the whole. The Council adopted two resolutions, agreed on one presidential statement and seven statements to the press.
Asia and the Middle East
On 4 August, the Council members adopted a press statement of its President welcoming the United Nations panel of inquiry on the flotilla incident of 31 May, which was announced by Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on the same day.
On 17 August, the Council members heard a briefing from Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Fernandez-Tarranco on the situation in the Middle East, who noticed that the international community is nearing a turning point in the efforts to promote direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
Mr. Fernandez-Tarranco added that, for these negotiations to succeed, it is crucial to maintain an enabling climate on the ground. Parties should adhere to their Roadmap commitments and obligations under international law, as re-emphasized by the Quartet on 19 March in Moscow.
Document Type: Assessment, Letter
Document Sources: Department of Political Affairs (DPA), Security Council
Country: Russian Federation
Subject: Gaza Strip, Humanitarian relief, Incidents, Middle East situation, Palestine question, Peace process, Quartet, Statehood-related
Publication Date: 27/09/2010