Peru takes over UN Security Council Presidency

08:30 | New York (U.S.), Apr. 4.

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations (UN) Gustavo Meza-Cuadra assumed the UN Security Council presidency for the month of April.

The Council is the main body to maintain peace and security at the international level.

During this period, the Inca country will focus on the protection of civilians —particularly children, women, displaced people, and ethnic minorities— which is in line with international humanitarian law.

As part of the program, the UN Security Council will hold a high-level meeting on sustainable peace, the new approach adopted by the United Nations in order to prevent and address international conflicts' root causes. This will be carried out through the strengthening of capacities and inclusive institutions to safeguard security and human rights, while promoting sustainable development.

In this regard, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will present his vision on said topic and its implications.

Furthermore, Peru will organize open debates on protection and women's empowerment with the purpose of preventing sexual violence during armed conflicts.

These meetings will also discuss the challenges and opportunities for an increased participation of young people in the maintenance of international peace and security. 

In addition, the South American country will convene an interactive meeting on the regional dimension of the fight against terrorism and its links with transnational organized crime.

It must be noted the Security Council presidency rotates monthly —in alphabetical order— among its 15 members.

As is known, the United Nations General Assembly —last June— elected Peru as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2018-2019 period.


Published: 4/4/2018