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(Part 1) Upholding the United Nations Charter - Security Council, 8699th meeting
9 Jan 2020 -  The Security Council held an open debate under the agenda item “Maintenance of international peace and security”.

Briefers: The UN Secretary-General and Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders.

During the open debate, participants discussed the following questions and issues:
(a) The importance of upholding the Charter for the maintenance of international peace and security;
(b) How the Security Council can discharge the crucial role of safeguarding and enhancing respect for the Charter;
(c) How Member States, the United Nations system, regional and subregional organizations and the Security Council can better employ the tools provided by the Charter. Participants may wish to consider, among other things, the need to raise public awareness of and increase training on Charter-related issues, as well as ways and means to deeply instil the culture of adherence to the Charter in policymaking processes, enhance dialogue on sharing best practices and lessons learned in upholding the Charter and improve collaboration between the Council and key actors, such as the General Assembly, the Secretary-General, regional organizations and other stakeholders, in order to promote adherence to the Charter.