All 15 members of the Council took part in the debate, before Ambassador Vitaly Churkin of Russia, who holds this month's Council presidency, read out a presidential statement pledging close co-operation with the Secretary-General to address the myriad challenges to peace which confront the world, Trend reports.
The Council reaffirms its commitment to address the whole range of threats to international peace and security, including armed conflict, terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The essential role of the United Nations in the global effort to combat terrorism, which in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to peace and security. he said.
Members of the Council stated their readiness to consolidate measures on the prevention and resolution of conflicts, as well as the importance of the post-conflict peace-building.
The statement by the Council necessitates the adoption of more efficient efforts to prevent conflicts, including inter-state conflicts. The Council proposed the Secretary-General submit regular analytical reports on regions that are in danger of armed conflicts. Members of the Council also noted the necessity to develop a comprehensive strategy on conflict prevention.
The Council commits itself to work closely and in a focused and action-oriented manner in order to better address the multi-faceted and interconnected challenges and threats confronting our world within its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, Mr. Churkin said.
The Security Council also commits itself to safeguard the challenges and principles of the UN Charter and reiterates its loyalty to sovereign equality, national sovereignty, territorial inviolability and political independence of all countries... the statement by UN Security Council Chairman read.