Secretary-General, Security Council to hold weekend retreat

Secretary-General, Security Council to hold weekend retreat

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the 15-member Security Council are set to hold a weekend retreat beginning this evening on the topic of "New Challenges to International Peace and Security."

The retreat, the fifth of its kind, follows closed-door consultations today at which members received a draft resolution dealing with the UN role and sanctions in Iraq and also heard a briefing on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).