Security Council to Discuss Libya in September

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Ireland will assume the presidency of the Security Council in September, at a time when many issues have emerged in the region, especially in light of the successive developments in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Sudan.

According to the Irish gov.ie website, Libya will be at the top of the Security Council’s work list, in addition to other issues, including the humanitarian crisis in Syria, the military situation in Afghanistan, and the Iranian nuclear agreement.

In addition to these, Ireland will host a number of meetings linked to key priorities such as peacekeeping, climate, and security, in addition to the 25th anniversary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

Irish officials have not yet traveled to New York due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a Spokeswoman for the Irish mission confirmed that Ireland’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Geraldine Byrne Nason, will hold a press conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York to determine Ireland’s priorities during its presidency.