Member States Discuss Next Steps for Security Council Reform

19 July 2007

Today, Member States met for an informal meeting of the “Open-Ended Working Group on the Question of Equitable Representation on and increase in the Membership of the Security Council and Other Matters Related to the Security Council”.*

Chaired by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa, the day-long meeting mainly focused on how to move the reform process towards actual intergovernmental negotiations on a framework for further discussions.

Peacebuilding Commission adopts Strategic Framework for Burundi

On 20 June 2007, the Peacebuilding Commission held a country specific meeting focusing on the adoption of a Strategic Framework for Peacebuilding in Burundi. The document obtained approval following numerous discussions and presentations by delegates from the government of Burundi, experts in the area as well as members of the Organizational Committee of the PBC.

Facilitators identify next steps for Security Council reform

26 June 2007

On 26 June 2007, the President of the GA, H.E. Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa circulated the Report of the two Facilitators, Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz of Chile and Ambassador Christian Wenaweser of Liechtenstein, based on their consultations with Member States, and groups of Member States, on how to proceed with the reform of the Security Council.