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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
S/2010/286
4 June 2010

English
Original: French

Letter dated 1 June 2010 from the Permanent Representative of France 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 France in February 2010 (see annex). The document was prepared under my responsibility, following 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 ) Gérard Araud
Annex to the letter dated 1 June 2010 from the Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council


Assessment of the work of the Security Council during the presidency of France (February 2010)


Introduction


Under the presidency of the Permanent Representative of France, Ambassador Gérard Araud, in February 2010, the Security Council engaged in an extensive programme of work.

During the month, the Security Council held 8 closed consultations of the whole and 12 meetings. The Council adopted one resolution and produced four presidential statements.

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Middle East

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The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question

On 18 February, the Council heard a briefing regarding the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, from the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, B. Lynn Pascoe, who called on the parties to take the necessary measures to begin indirect talks as proposed by the United States of America. He also expressed the belief that an active quartet would be vital to support the process. During subsequent consultations of the whole, the members of the Council expressed their concern at the impasse of the peace process and underlined the importance of resuming negotiations in order to move as soon as possible towards a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East.

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