Security Council delegation meets Congolese President, heads to Liberia

A United Nations Security Council delegation on a week-long trip to Africa met today with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a spokesperson for the world body said.

Libyan presidency of UN Council to focus on peacekeeping policy, Sudan

Peacekeeping policy and the repercussions of a possible indictment of the Sudanese President by the International Criminal Court (ICC) are among top concerns of the Security Council this month, according to the Charge d’affaires of Libya, the body’s March president.

Ban briefs Council on recent trip to Iraq, Afghanistan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today briefed the United Nations Security Council in a closed session on his recent trip to Africa, Asia and Europe, providing a detailed report on his contacts on a range of conflicts and issues from Somalia and Zimbabwe to Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iraq and Gaza.

Luxembourg diplomat elected to lead UN Economic and Social Council in 2009

Ambassador Sylvie Lucas of Luxembourg was elected today as the 65th President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), making her the second woman to lead the world body’s principal organ responsible for coordinating work in these critical fields.