June 09, 2017

Bolivia's UN Security Countil Presidency

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On the first of June this year, Bolivia took the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the duration of one month. During this time, Bolivia will seek to continue pressing the world on paying attention to issues such as peace, weapons proliferation, and the right to access water around the world.

Bolivia has been a UN member since 1945, and having been a member of the UNSC in two occasions already, from 1964 to 1965 and from 1978 to 1979, it currently finds itself in its third time in this exclusive club, from 2017 to 2018. In the course of these memberships, Bolivia has held the council's presidency five times prior to June 2017, that is in January and December 1964, in November 1965, in June 1978, and in November 1979.

This time around, the issues Bolivia seeks to bring to the councils agenda are: preventive diplomacy and transboundary water, explosive hazards, international peace and security, terror acts, peace building and sustainable peace, peace keeping missions, issues on Cote de Ivore and Palestine, and Haiti.

If you want to follow the work of Bolivia in the Security Council, you can visit the Security Council's website. 

http://www.un.org/press/en/content/security-council
http://www.un.org/press/en/2017/170601_SC.doc.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_members_of_the_United_Nations_Security_Council
http://www.worldfuturefund.org/Projects/Indicators/boliviaun.htm
http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/unms/boliviaplurinationalstateof.shtml
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_United_Nations_Security_Council