On February 22, 2022, WFUNA hosted the fourth UNSC Exit Briefing with four of the five countries leaving the Security Council after the 2020-2021 term.
The goal of these briefings is to provide a space for Ambassadors to share their experiences as elected members of the Council, reflect upon successes and challenges, and provide recommendations for the incoming “Elected 10”. This is a part of a series of initiatives that WFUNA organizes to increase transparency and civil society access to UN processes.
This virtual briefing featured:
H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative of Estonia
H.E. Ms. Inga Rhonda King, Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
H.E. Mr. Tarek Ladeb, Permanent Representative of Tunisia
H.E. Dinh Quy Dang, Permanent Representative of Viet Nam.
WFUNA’s Secretary-General, Mr. Bonian Golmohammadi moderated the briefing with over 150 member states and civil society representatives in attendance.
Following opening remarks, a series of Question and Answer rounds from member states and civil society organizations provided for an interactive session.
Watch the full briefing here.
The Exit Briefings, held early in each calendar year, typically last two hours, featuring outgoing members of the UN Security Council, as well as other member states and civil society organizations. The Briefings are live streamed on UN WebTV, and live tweeted using the hashtag #UNSCExit, providing civil society organizations not based in New York an opportunity to engage online and submit questions, further connecting UNSC Presidency-Civil Society Dialogues with wider networks.