Civil Society Dialogue with Albania, President of the UN Security Council for September 2023
On September 12, 2023, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) organized the forty-ninth instalment in a series of monthly dialogues between the President of the UN Security Council and Civil Society organizations. The Dialogue was held in-person at United Nations Headquarters and broadcast live on UN Web TV for wider accessibility.
The dialogue featured H.E. Mr. Ferit Hoxha, Permanent Representative of Albania to the UN. WFUNA’s acting Secretary General, Mr. Aziel Goulandris, moderated the briefing. The event was broadcasted live on UN Web TV and promoted on social media with the hashtag #MeetUNSCPres to allow for a participation from a global audience and wider stakeholder engagement.
Ambassador Hoxha shared the Council’s programme of work for the month of September. He spoke about meetings scheduled for the month in an effort to build on the Security Council’s agenda, including the public and private partnership on humanitarian assistance, as well as prioritizing Women, Peace and Security and civil society briefers in these meetings.
The floor was then opened for questions from representatives of civil society organizations on topics such as the role of youth networks, human rights and security, as well as peacekeeping and their closer engagement with civil society, closing with what Ambassador Hoxha would bring into the 2024 term of the UNSC if possible.
In case you missed it, you can watch the full debate here.
WFUNA will continue hosting monthly briefing with subsequent Presidents of the United Nations Security Council, Stay tuned for more information on the next CSO Dialogue!