Luxembourg making its mark on the UN Security Council

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Nearly one year after taking its seat on the UN Security Council, Luxembourg has been able to make its mark on international current affairs, said Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn and Luxembourg’s UN representative Sylvie Lucas at a press conference on 23 of December.

The Grand Duchy drew up a statement calling on Syria for improved access for humanitarian organisations to help people trapped in the conflict.

Other hot topics up for discussion on the Council include the conflict between Israel and Palestine, Mali and the Central African Republic.

As part of its mandate Luxembourg also chairs a working group on the protection of children and women in armed conflict, as well as overseeing sanctions against North Korea.