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May 2011: French presidency of the UN Security Council - Statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

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France expresses its thanks to the Colombian presidency of the UN Security Council which ended on 30 April. Under Colombian presidency, the Council notably intensified its efforts with respect to the priority constituted by the stabilization of Haiti.

France will assume the presidency of the Security Council for one month from 1 May. The French presidency of the Security Council will focus particular attention on the situation in Africa. The Council will undertake a mission to East Africa (Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, and Ethiopia) and will hold a debate on the Democratic Republic of Congo on 18 May.

Regarding the crisis in Libya, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court will present to the Security Council on 4 May the preliminary details of the inquiry that it is conducting, in accordance with resolution 1970, with respect to the allegations of crimes perpetrated in Libya after 15 February 2011. The Security Council will also examine Jean-Marie Guéhenno’s report on the development of civilian capabilities in the post-conflict situation.

The key events of the French presidency of the Security Council will be presented on the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs’ website (www.diplomatie.gouv.fr) as well as on the website of the Permanent Representation of France to the United Nations (www.franceonu.org).



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