Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UN Security Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his priorities have been during the UK’s Presidency of the UN Security Council in March 2017.

Answered by: Alok Sharma                          Answered on: 28 March 2017

The theme of the UK Presidency of the UN Security Council has been conflict prevention in Africa, with focus on the Lake Chad Basin, South Sudan, and Somalia. The UK has also held an open debate on modern slavery, to place the issue firmly on the Council’s agenda. Throughout our Presidency, we have been action-oriented, transparent and consultative.