Press Conference


Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York


PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT ON PROGRAMME OF WORK FOR JULY

Pledging that the Security Council would carry out its work in as transparent a manner as possible during Uganda’s presidency, Ruhakana Rugunda, that country’s Permanent Representative, today highlighted the 15-nation body’s busy agenda for July, which would include open debates on Somalia and the Middle East, as well as a ministerial-level meeting on post-conflict peacebuilding.

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He said the Council was also expected to hold an open debate on the Middle East, which provided an opportunity for the 15-nation body to hear the views of the wider United Nations membership on the situation, especially since United States President Barack Obama and other world leaders had recently appointed envoys to help reinvigorate the peace process.  The Council would like the level of participation to be as high as possible and would encourage participants to express their views on the spate of new efforts under way to jump-start the peace process.

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Document symbol: SecCoPres_PrConf020709
Document Type: French text, Press Conference, Press briefing
Document Sources: Department of Public Information (DPI), Security Council
Country: Uganda
Subject: Gaza Strip, Middle East situation, Peace process
Publication Date: 02/07/2009