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UNITED
NATIONS
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        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
S/2009/557
28 October 2009

Original: English

Letter dated 28 October 2009 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council


I have the honour to transmit herewith a report on the work of the Security Council during the presidency of the United Kingdom in August 2009 (see annex).

The document was prepared under my responsibility, after consultation with the other members of the Security Council.

I should be grateful if you would have the present letter and its annex circulated as a document of the Security Council.

(Signed) Philip Parham
Chargé d’affaires a.i.


Annex to the letter dated 28 October 2009 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council


Assessment of the work of the Security Council during the presidency of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (August 2009)


Introduction


Under the presidency of the United Kingdom in August 2009, the Security Council held 16 meetings, including two open debates, one private meeting, seven consultations, two briefings and one “informal informal”. Three resolutions were adopted unanimously by the Council during the United Kingdom presidency.


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Middle East

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The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question

On 19 August, the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, briefed the Council on the situation in the Middle East. During subsequent consultations of the whole, Council members expressed strong support for international efforts aimed at a rapid resumption and conclusion of peace negotiations, which it was hoped would lead to comprehensive peace in the Middle East. They also stressed the need for Israelis and Palestinians to fulfil their road map obligations, including a complete freeze of settlement activity by Israel and an end to violence instigated by Palestinian militants. Council members expressed concern about the continuing humanitarian situation in Gaza. They called for implementation of resolution 1860 (2009), and for the opening of the Gaza crossing points within an appropriate monitoring framework.

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