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The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), Miroslav Jenča, briefed the UN Security Council on 15 July on the work of the Centre over the past six months in support of the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Shortly after, he sat down with UN Radio’s Artem Pashchenko to discuss the role of the Centre.