Civil Society Dialogue with Estonia, President of the UN Security Council for June 2021
On June 2nd 2021, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) organized the thirty-sixth 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. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN. WFUNA’s Secretary-General, Mr. Bonian Golmohammadi, moderated the briefing, which was virtually attended by approximately 60 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 Jürgenson shared the Council’s Programme of Work for the month of June. He spoke about meetings schedule for the month in an effort to build on the Security Council’s agenda including highlighting the Principles of International Law, raising cyber-security threats, improving transparency of the Council.
The floor was then opened for questions from representatives of civil society organizations on country specific questions relating to Syria, Cameroon, and Venezuela, as well as topics such as cyber security, the protection of civilians in armed conflicts, 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!