On August 6th, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) organized the nineteenth installment in a series of monthly dialogues between the President of the UN Security Council and Civil Society organization at the United Nations Headquarters.
The dialogue featured H.E. Joanna Wronecka, Permanent Representative of Poland to the UN, and President of the Security Council for the month of August. WFUNA’s Peace and Security Officer, Mr. Pablo Angulo, moderated the briefing, which was attended by over 60 participants from UN-accredited civil society organizations.
The event was webcast on UN Web TV and promoted on social media with the hashtag #MeetUNSCPres to allow for participation from a global audience and wider stakeholder engagement.
Ambassador Wronecka shared the Council’s programme of work for the month and highlighted the briefings, Open Debates and consultations they are organizing, including an open debate on “Children and Armed Conflict” chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz organized on Friday, August 2, and a briefing on "The Promotion and Strengthening of the Rule of Law in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security", an agenda Poland has been a champion of. The floor was then opened for questions from representatives of civil society organizations on country specific questions relating to Myanmar and the Rohingya Crisis, China and the Uighur minority, Venezuela, Mali, as well as on topics such as Children and Armed Conflict, Protection of Civilians, Gender Equality, Youth, Peace and Security, on Civil Society Participation in the work of the UNSC and on UN reform.
If you missed it, you can watch the full debate below or view the photo gallery here.
WFUNA will continue hosting monthly briefings with subsequent Presidents of the United Nations Security Council. Stay tuned for more information on the twentieth CSO Dialogue!