Security council adopt annual report to General Assembly


The UN Security Council, seen in session at the UN General Assembly on September 30, 2015 in New YorkTimothy A. Clary (AFP/File)
The Security Council on Tuesday in New York unanimously adopted its annual report to the General Assembly for the period of Aug. 1, 2014 to July, 31 2015.
Earlier, Council President Román Marchesi, expressed appreciation to the delegation of New Zealand, which he said had prepared the introduction of the draft report as President of the Council in July, with the participation of other Council members.
He also thanked the Secretariat for its contribution.
Marchesi pointed out that the report had been prepared in accordance with a July 26, 2010 note.
Responding, Mr Gerard van Bohemen of New Zealand said that at the Council’s request, his Government had taken a revised approach by providing an introduction that was half the length of recent introductions, attempting to provide a summary.
He said that the intensive process had taken place over three months.
Noting ongoing efforts of the Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions to determine the best approach in the future, he expressed appreciation for efforts by Lithuania and Russian Federation in that regard.
He also called for increased dialogue with the Assembly.
Acknowledging that the introduction “would not go as far as some would wish”, he added that he would have hoped for more reflection on the Council’s performance.
Nonetheless, he said, it required the Council’s support. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper