Kazakhstan took part in the UN Security Council meeting for the first time

05 January 2017, 09:45
Фото: mfa.gov.kz

On the rights of non-permanent UN Security Council member, Kazakhstan took part in the first meeting of the Council on 3rd January, 2017.

During the meeting, program of work of the Security Council was approved on January 2017.Chargé d'Affaires of the Republic of Kazakhstan Barlybay Sadykov presented the Kazakh delegation.

The same day, a traditional working meeting of heads of delegations of Security Council members - Bolivia, Great Britain, Egypt, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Senegal, the United States, Ukraine, Uruguay, France, Sweden, and Japan was held. The event was held by Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations, who heads the Security Council in January 2017.

In his speech before body members of the UN Security Council, B. Sadykov had questioned priority for Kazakhstan in the work, such as preventive diplomacy and confidence-building measures, non-proliferation, conflict resolution and combating international terrorism. In this context, he noted that the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev's initiative to convene the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, announced at the United Nations 25 years ago, was successfully put into practice and Dialogue Forum is making a significant contribution to the strengthening of security on the Asian continent. Stressing the urgency of the Manifesto of the Head of State "World. The 21st Century ", the Kazakh representative drew attention to the importance of joint efforts to create a world without nuclear weapons, war and conflict by UN centenary in 2045.

The closed-door consultations on the situation in Syria, the Council (status of chemical weapons in the country) and Iraq (humanitarian aspect) was held on January 4.

One of the main events of the month, an open the UN Security Council debates of a high level on the theme "Conflict prevention and peace" will be held on January 10 this year;  Council members are expected to declare their priorities in this area and support for the new leadership of the UN. They will be attended by UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and a number of foreign ministers of member states of the Security Council, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov.

The traditional quarterly open debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, will be held at the level of Permanent Representatives on January 17.

In accordance with the Security Council’s decision, during the briefing and closed consultations in the first month of the year, the situation in the following countries and regions: Yemen, Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic (CAR), Sudan (including Darfur and Abyei) and southern Sudan, West Africa and the Sahel, Mali, Chad, Somalia, Cyprus, Colombia, as well as issues of implementation of resolution 2231 on the Iranian nuclear program will be discussed.

A meeting of the UN Security Council Committee on Somalia and Eritrea against terrorist groups will be held under the chairmanship of Kazakhstan .

In January 2017, the Security Council is expected to adopt the plan of resolutions on the situation in Cyprus and the Central African Republic, as well as, in the case of reaching a consensus among Security Council members on the situation of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic.

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