Addis Ababa September 04/2017 Ethiopia will exert utmost effort to successfully fulfill its responsibility as UN Security Council President, the Country's Permanent Representative to the UN said.
Ambassador Tekeda Alemu, Permanent Representative of Ethiopia and President of the Security Council for the month of September told a press conference in New York that Ethiopia accepted the council's presidency with high feeling of responsibility.
Recalling that Ethiopia was founder of the United Nations, he added that this is the third time that the country is serving as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
There are a number of major events being planned during Ethiopia's presidency in September, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
These include a High-Level Open Debate on the reform of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and the 11th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting of the UNSC and the AUPSC.
The aim of the High-Level Open Debate is to provide an opportunity to discuss the reform of UN Peacekeeping and push forward implementation and follow-up of peacekeeping reforms which should form an important basis for strengthening UN Peacekeeping to make it fit for its purpose in the 21st century.
A number of other briefings and consultations on peace and security issues will also be discussed by the Security Council during Ethiopia's presidency.
The Security Council, in collaboration with the African Union, will conduct meeting in Addis Ababa from September 10-11, 2017.
A partnership and cooperation between the African Union and the United Nations Council is important for the African Peace, a statement from the Office of the Spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted