On January 14, 2019, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) convened the fourteenth in a series of Civil Society Dialogues with the President of the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The dialogue featured Mr. José Singer, Special Envoy of the Dominican Republic to the UN Security Council for the month of January. Ms. Margaret Williams, WFUNA’s Senior Peace and Security Officer, moderated the discussion that brought together over 30 UN-focused civil society representatives and their networks.
Mr. Singer highlighted the Dominican Republic’s priorities for the month of January which include multilateral cooperation, human rights, environmental rights, cyber security, and illegal arms traffic. He also emphasized the importance of prioritizing peace and security of the climate with particular emphasis on the impact of natural disasters and climate change. Mr. Singer then answered questions from CSO representatives on a wide range of topics including Myanmar, Yemen, Venezuela, youth peace and security, and successes of the UN Security Council.
WFUNA will continue hosting monthly briefings with subsequent Presidents of the United Nations Security Council.