Global health, climate and security, and sexual violence in conflicts: all these issues were on the agenda during the German Presidency of the Security Council in July. In addition, the cross-border resolution on Syria was extended, ensuring access for humanitarian assistance.
The conflict in Yemen continues unabated and political initiatives have failed to achieve any breakthroughs so far. COVID-19 is further exacerbating this humanitarian disaster. Germany is focusing on civil society initiatives in the UN Security Council.
In a meeting chaired by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, the members of the Security Council discuss the situation in Libya. For Germany, it is clear that further escalation must be avoided at all costs.
On 8 June 2018, Germany was elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2019-20 term. Germany has been a non-permanent member of the Security Council for a two-year term since 1 January 2019.
Germany holds the UN Security Council Presidency in July. In addition to addressing ongoing crises in Syria, Yemen and Libya, Germany will set its own priorities for its Presidency: global health, climate and security, human rights and sexual violence in conflicts will be focal points.