WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016
NEW YORK, NY, May 25, 2016 – The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) convened historic Security Council Election Debates with candidates for non-permanent seats in the upcoming elections on June 28th. Debates took place at UN Headquarters on May 23rd and 24th—first with Ambassadors of Thailand and Kazakhstan from the Asia-Pacific Group, and second with Ambassadors of Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden from the Western European & Other Group.
Prior to the UN General Assembly's Thematic Debate on "Ensuring Peaceful and Stable Societies" on 24-25 April, 2014, the GA solicited input from stakeholders on how peace, security and conflict prevention should be addressed in the post-2015 development agenda.
We submitted our statement, which called for concrete Goals, Targets and Indicators in the new agenda. We believe peace, security and freedom from violence should be incorporated into the post-2015 agenda in two ways: