Civil Society Dialogue with Ireland, President of the UN Security Council for September 2021
On September 1st 2021, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) organized the thirty-eighth instalment in a series of monthly dialogues between the President of the UN Security Council and Civil Society organizations. To uphold transparency and accountability at the UNSC amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the CSO Dialogue was held online via Zoom Meetings in lieu of its standard meeting location at the United Nations Headquarters.
The dialogue featured H.E. Ms. Geraldine Byrne Nason, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN. WFUNA’s Director of Office in Geneva, Mr. Aziel Goulandris, moderated the briefing, which was virtually attended by approximately 98 civil society organizations that RSVPed from different parts of the world.
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 Byrne Nason shared the Council’s programme of work for the month of September. She spoke about meetings schedule for the month in an effort to build on the Security Council’s agenda on issues relating to Peacekeeping and Transitions, Climate and Security, and Disarmament.
The floor was then opened for questions from representatives of civil society organizations on country specific questions relating to Afghanistan, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Yemen, Sudan, Venezuela, and Somalia, as well as topics such as Civil Society, Climate Security, Peace and Security, and the Covid-19 pandemic.
In case you missed it, you can watch the full debate below.
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!