Civil Society Dialogue with Ambassador Tarek Ladeb of Tunisia, President of the UN Security Council for January 2021
On January 11th, 2021, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) organized the thirty-second installment 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. Tarek Ladeb, Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the UN, the President of the Security Council for the month of January. WFUNA’s Secretary-General, Mr. Bonian Golmohammadi, moderated the briefing, which was virtually attended by approximately 41 civil society organizations that RSVPed from different parts of the world.
The event was broadcast live on UN Web TV and also promoted on social media with the hashtag #MeetUNSCPres to allow for a participation from a global audience and wider stakeholder engagement.
Ambassador Ladeb shared the Council’s programme of work for the month of January. He spoke about meetings scheduled for the month in an effort to build on the Security Council’s agenda on issues regarding peace and security in fragile contexts; international cooperation in combating terrorism; and strengthening cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organizations, including the League of Arab States. Ambassador Ladeb also discussed follow up on the implementation of resolution 2532 (2020) and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The floor was then opened for questions from representatives of civil society organizations on country specific questions relating to Yemen, Sudan, Libya, Mali, Syria, Burundi, and Mozambique, as well as topics such as Women, Peace, and Security; Human Rights; and Sustaining Peace.
In case you missed it, you can watch the full debate below.
WFUNA will continue hosting monthly briefings with subsequent Presidents of the United Nations Security Council. Stay tuned for more information on the next CSO Dialogue!