U.S. Takes the Reins of the UN Security Council Presidency

Posted by Alex McPhillips
April 4, 2012
United Nations Security Council Holds Meeting on Syria

When Ambassador Susan Rice assumed the rotating monthly Presidency of the UN Security Council from the United Kingdom this week, she began by taking a question on Twitter.

"The world is shrinking," Ambassador Rice said recently. In a world of freely moving information, we also face rapidly evolving threats that can just as easily cross borders. As President, Ambassador Rice is using her agenda-setting power to focus the Council's attention on such 21st century challenges, from the proliferation of nuclear materials to illicit arms flows to humanitarian crises.

Ambassador Rice started work as President on Monday by chairing a closed session on the most pressing crisis before the Council today: Syria. Following a video briefing by Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan, Ambassador Rice reported to the press on new commitments by the Syrian government to end its military campaign against its people.

Later this month, Ambassador Rice will chair Security Council debates on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan; the role of women in conflict resolution and democracy promotion; global efforts to secure nuclear materials, curb the proliferation of nuclear weapons technology and work towards nuclear disarmament; and the UN's capacity to help secure borders against illicit flows of materials, goods and people -- the kinds of transfers that fuel terrorism, organized crime and political instability. You can view the Council's full April schedule here.

Throughout April, follow @USUN and @AmbassadorRice on Twitter and check out Ambassador Rice's brand new Facebook Timeline for breaking news and commentary on Council negotiations, Presidential Statements, and open briefings. And don't forget U.S. Management & Reform Ambassador Joe Torsella (@USJoe_UN), who works daily to bring out the best in the United Nations and its institutions.

Finally, tune in. Everything from Security Council business to a U.S.-sponsored International Jazz Day event (April 30) will stream live at UN Webcast. Transcripts, announcements and more will be posted on the U.S. Mission's Presidency Page.

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HM N.
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Philippines
April 6, 2012

H.M. in the Philippines writes:

When it comes to the talk about to quote:

" curb the proliferation of nuclear weapons technology and work towards nuclear disarmament; and the UN's capacity to help secure borders against illicit flows of materials, goods and people -- the kinds of transfers that fuel terrorism, organized crime and political instability."

I do not seem to agree by discrete definition..that this absolute subject and talk of war is to be at your political mockery.. puppetry among UN political organization. I vehemently disagree the participation of UK & Scandinavia and other countries of whose political governments are being governed by Organized Crime of Puppetry..this Countries in obvious conspiracy to talk in corrupt participation regarding this matter.

I maybe the most remote person to disaggregate..UN Council Current Organization...I hope you got my sincerely...my discreet opposition to puppetry...I hope you had realized and envisioned My capability that is beyond your political power and beyond your capacity.

I absolutely condemned and hold this UN Council in Contempt..for being lenient and very supportive to USA ww2 Nazi prostitutes in the persons of Alias Margrethe II Mopesat and Alias Elizabeth II Mopesat...having back up CIA dis-informations to favour these political prostitute ..and the negative pluralism against The lawful sovereign of this state in the person of me.

Signed

Eric
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New Mexico, USA
April 6, 2012

Eric in New Mexico writes:

@ H.M. in the Phillippines,

If Philippino rebels ever get their hands on a nuclear weapon and decide to nuke Mindano, I'll bet you'll be changing your tune in a hurry.

In the meantime, folks are working to make sure that never hasppens, no thanks from you apparently.

The nice thing about living in democracies is that we the citizen get to remind our government that they work for us.

Now if we don't get the results we want, we can always elect another "puppet" and see if he/she can do the job better than the last "puppet" the people pulled the strings of the voting machine to get them elected.

Woo-Hoo! Life is good and then you get one!...

"...and the negative pluralism against The lawful sovereign of this state in the person of me."

...so who died and made you king for the day?

(chuckle)

EJ

DonaldM
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Virginia, USA
April 7, 2012

Donald M. in Virginia writes:

How effective is the UN in respect to Russia and China countries who continue selling Arms and Nuclear fuel to Iran? What is the rules for the UNITED NATIONS when countries deliver weapons to terrorist countries use to destroy innocent lives over greed and money> Why are these countries given a United Nations Pass to the world?

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