The United Arab Emirates holds the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for June 2023. Throughout the month, the UAE will work to elevate the priorities that have guided its term on the Council to this point, including championing the values of human fraternity in promoting and sustaining peace, addressing the impacts of climate change on peace and security, and strengthening cooperation between the Security Council and the League of Arab States. In addition to holding signature events on these priorities, the UAE will preside over the Council as it meets to discuss the myriad of complex challenges to international peace and security currently on its agenda.
Responsibilities of the presidency
As president, the UAE will oversee the Security Council’s agenda for the month, organizing meetings, managing the distribution of information to other Council members, issuing statements, and communicating the Council’s actions to the public – as well as responding to evolving crises and current world events that are relevant to the Council’s mandate.
Programme of Work
As president, the UAE is committed to making information on the Council’s work more visible and accessible and will maintain an updated unofficial interactive calendar on its website for the month containing information on all formal and informal activities of the Council. The full calendar is available in both English and Arabic can be found below:
June Presidency Signature Events
In June 2023, the UAE plans to hold three signature events that reflect priorities on the Council.
Cooperation between the UN Security Council and the League of Arab States
A briefing will be held on 8 June and will identify pathways for increased UN and League of Arab States collaboration, addressing regional crises, and reinforcing partnerships for promoting the inclusion of women and girls.
Climate Change, Peace and Security
A ministerial open debate on to strengthen consensus among Council members on the impacts of climate change on peace and security will be held on 13 June. The meeting aims to better tailor the Council’s impact by incorporating climate-sensitive approaches into its response to, and support of, conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding.
The Values of Human Fraternity in Promoting and Sustaining Peace
A ministerial briefing will be held on 14 June to consider holistic strategies UN Member States can take to promote social cohesion and the values of human fraternity throughout the peace continuum: from conflict prevention to conflict resolution and peacebuilding.