Press Conference

Security Council

3 October 2016

Press Conference by President of Security Council on Work Programme for October

The Security Council would focus on Africa, the Middle East and the selection of the next Secretary-General, Vitaly Churkin (Russian Federation), Council President for October, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

The Russian Federation planned to hold 20 meetings this month, including two open debates, he said.  The first, on the Middle East, would be held on 19 October, and the second, on women, peace and security, on 25 October.

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The second half of the month would focus on the Middle East, he said.  

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He said the quarterly open debate on the Middle East would be held on 19 October,  

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Addressing a question on the matter of settlements in Palestine, he said there was ongoing activity on the issue and an Arria Formula meeting would take place on 14 October.  His country had been trying to move the process forward and had good contacts with all actors involved.

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