Security Council Report
Germany will preside over the Council in September. A high-level meeting on the Council’s cooperation with the League of Arab States and ways to strengthen this relationship is planned to coincide with the start of the general debate of the General Assembly. In addition to German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, who will preside, several other high level participants are expected.
An open debate on children and armed conflict is planned, with the new Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, and the head of UN peacekeeping, Hervé Ladsous, expected as briefers.
There is also a debate planned on Afghanistan during which the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Jan Kubiš, is expected to brief.