State President to chair United Nations Security Council’s high-level open debate

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Source: VGP)

The UNSC’s meeting will be held on April 19 in both in-person and online forms, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Vietnam for the second time assumed the role of rotating President of the UNSC in the 2020-2021 tenure this month.

On April 1 morning, the UNSC adopted the April Programme of Work proposed by Vietnam, under which the council will hold 15 open debates and 10 closed meetings discussing various peace and security matters in the world, including situations in the Middle East, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, South Sudan, Mali, West Sahara, Colombia, and Kosovo.

Vietnam is scheduled to chair four video-teleconferencing (VTC) open debates this month, with the first taking place on April 8 addressing the “Maintenance of international peace and security: Mine action.”

There will also be debates on “Women and peace and security: Sexual violence in conflict” on April 14, and “Protection of civilians in armed conflict: Indispensable civilian objects” on April 27./.


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