The members of the Security Council sent a mission to Africa from 14 to 21 May 2009.
The mission traveled to Ethiopia, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Liberia.
Ambassador John Sawers (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and Ambassador Ruhakana Rugunda (Uganda) jointly led the Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) and Rwanda (Kigali) segments;
Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert (France) led the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Goma and Kinshasa) segment;
and Ambassador Susan Rice (United States of America) led the Liberia (Monrovia) segment.
A member of the Indian Force Police Unit of the MONUC is deployed on a security detail at the airport for the visiting Security Council delegation - Goma, DRC - May 19, 2009 - Un Photo / Marie Frechon
The composition of the mission was as follows:
Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting (Austria)
Ambassador Michel Kafando (Burkina Faso)
Counsellor Long Zhou (China)
Ambassador Jorge Urbina (Costa Rica)
Ambassador Ranko Vilović (Croatia)
Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert (France)
Ambassador Yukio Takasu (Japan)
Ambassador Abdurrahman Shalgham (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)
Ambassador Claude Heller (Mexico)
Senior Counsellor Vladimir Safronkov (Russian Federation)