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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
Security Council
4 August 2014




Press Conference



PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT ON WORK PROGRAMME FOR AUGUST

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The crises in Gaza, Syria and eastern Ukraine would be among the Security Council’s top priorities in August, Mark Lyall Grant (United Kingdom), Council President for the month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

Unveiling the 15-member Council’s August work programme, Mr. Lyall Grant said the third week of the month would be “exceptionally busy”. That period would include briefings on the Middle East and the United Nations…

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He expected meetings on the crises in Gaza and eastern Ukraine to be added to the work plan during the course of the month as new elements arose in both those areas.

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Responding to questions about Gaza, he said he could not predict if and when the Council would next take action. The Arab Group had met today on the matter, and he was not certain if it planned to bring the issue back to the Council or take it to the General Assembly. There was no consensus on referring war crimes in Gaza to the International Criminal Court, but the Human Rights Council in Geneva had launched a commission of inquiry into abuses committed by both Israel and the Palestinians.

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