Cooperation between UN and regional/subregional organizations: SG to include in regular reporting assessments of progress on the cooperation Open between the UN and relevant regional organizations (Senegal)

# 30/12/2016 à 21:11 Ghali Mamouri

Committee: Security council

Question: Cooperation between UN and regional/subregional organizations: SG to include in regular reporting assessments of progress on the cooperation Open between the UN and relevant regional organizations

Autor: Senegal

Honorable chair, fellow delegates, distinguished guests, helpful staff. It’s a honour to represent Senegal in this model of united nations.

The Security Council today encouraged the continuing involvement of regional and subregional organizations in the peaceful settlement of disputes, including through conflict prevention, confidence building and mediation, and underlined the importance of utilizing their existing and potential capabilities.

Through a presidential statement issued by Senegal’s delegation, which holds the Council’s presidency this month, the 15-member body stressed the importance of further developing effective partnerships between the United Nations and regional entities to enable early responses to disputes and emerging crises.
The statement, building on the language of the one agreed by the Council in January 2010, recognizes that regional and subregional organizations are well-positioned to understand the causes of armed conflicts, owing to their knowledge of the region. That, said the Council, could benefit efforts to influence prevention or resolution of the disputes.
Mankeur Ndiaye, minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Morocco, said some regional and subregional organizations had become major protagonists in working with the United Nations. Senegal had consistently contributed to the United Nations aims in peacekeeping, international security and development and, as a founding member of the African Union, placed stability in Africa in the forefront of its foreign policy. Senegal now sought to bolster cooperation between the United Nations and Africa. It had participated in regional endeavours to settle disputes among African countries, and had supported democratic processes in many nations. Regional groups played a major role in reaching regional aspirations. In Africa, countries were engaged in achieving similar goals to those that had been achieved in South America.
On specific matters, the Council stressed the need for those organizations to work to ensure that women and gender perspectives were fully integrated into all peace and security efforts, and encouraged the continued mainstreaming of child protection into advocacy, policies, programmes and mission planning.
Also emphasized was the importance of regional and subregional organizations in addressing the illicit small arms and light weapons trade and, in that context, the Council encouraged the establishment or strengthening of subregional or regional mechanisms, in particular, trans-border customs cooperation and information-sharing networks
The delegation of Senegal hopes that the United States’ efforts to advance the Arab Peace Initiative would bear fruit. There must be a clear vision and respect for the United Nations Charter and those of regional and subregional organizations. Duplication of efforts should be avoided. Conflict prevention strategies must be adopted, and the root causes of conflict should be tackled.

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