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Morocco's Presidency of the UNSC

Morocco holds the Presidency of the Security Coucil during the month of December 2012.

Some of the Highlights of the Moroccan presidency of the Security Council will be the High Level Meeting on the Sahel , a briefing on Peacekeeping operations with a focus on inter-mission cooperation as well as an open debate on post-conflict peacebuilding .  The Council will also be briefed on the situation in the Middle East, Mali, the Central African Region, Sudan-South Sudan and Yemen.

A high level meeting on the situation in the Sahel is planned on december 10th which will be presided over by H.E. Saad Dine El Otmani, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.  The Secretary General and his Special Envoy for the Sahel, M. Romano Prodi will brief the Council. High representatives from regional and subregional organizations will take part in this meeting.

The Council will also renew during the month of december the mandates of UNDOF, 1267/1989 Al Qaida Sanctions Commitee, the monitoring team assisting the 1267/1989 sanctions committee and the 1988 Taliban sanctions committee, Liberia sanctions regime and extend the terms of judges of the International Criminal tribunals for Rwanda and former Yugoslavia.

 [Programme of Work]


Short Glimpse of the Moroccan Presidency (to be updated)

03.12.12: Press Statement on Iraq/Kuwait

                 [French] [English]

05.12.12: Informal comments on behalf of Morocco to the media on the situation in Mali/SG's report

                [Video at the UN media Stakeout]

10.12.12: Presidential Declaration on the Situation in the Sahel Region. 

                PRST [Arabic] [French] [English] [Group Photo]

11.12.12: Press Statement on the situation in Mali.

                [Video at the UN media Stakeout].

12.12.12: Elements to the Press on Non Proliferation in the Democratic Republic of Korea

                [Video at the UN media Stakeout].

19.12.12.: Press Statement on the situation in the Central African Republic

                 [Video at the UN media Stakeout].

19.12.12: Presidential Declaration on Timor Leste

                 PRST [English] [French]

19.12.12: Presidential Declaration on Afghanistan.

                 PRST [English] [French]

20.12.12: Presidential Declaration on LRA.

                 PRST [Arabic] [French] [English]

20.12.12: Presidential Declaration on Peacebuilding in the Aftermath of Conflict.

                 PRST [Arabic] [French] [English]

21.12.12.: Press Statement on on the accident of the helicopter employed by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

                 [Video at the UN media Stakeout].