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Cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organizations (League of Arab States) - Security Council Open VTC
18 Jan 2021 -  High-level briefing, in connection with the item entitled “Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security ”, on the theme “Cooperation between the Security Council and the League of Arab States”.
Coinciding with the celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of both organizations, this meeting serves as an opportunity:
(a) To further promote cooperation between the Security Council and the League of Arab States on matters relating to the maintenance of peace and security in order to improve collective security, especially at the regional level;
(b) To reflect on the progress made in implementing the agreements concluded between the United Nations and the League of Arab States, as well as the statements by the President of the Security Council and relevant United Nations resolutions;
(c) To follow up on the activities of the United Nations liaison office to the League of Arab States and consider ways to promote its role and strengthen its institutional structure;
(d) To encourage intensified coordination between League of Arab States and United Nations special envoys, as appropriate, in addressing the current crises in the Arab region;
(e) To support the efforts undertaken by both organizations to help to achieve a general cessation of hostilities in all situations, especially in the Arab region, as called for by the Secretaries-General of the United Nations and the League of Arab States in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and reiterated by the Security Council in its resolution 2532 (2020);
(f) To explore further ways to promote closer cooperation and build a more effective partnership between the United Nations and the League of Arab States in the fields of prevention, mediation, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and sustaining peace.
The high-level briefing will be held by videoconference and chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tunisia, Othman Jerandi.
Briefers:
The Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs;
The Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit.
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