Security Council open debate on the victims of ethnic and religious violence in the Middle East (March 27, 2015)

On March 27 in New York, Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, chaired a UN Security Council debate on the victims of ethnic and religious violence in the Middle East.

The minister called for the urgent mobilization of the international community in the face of the systematic persecution of Eastern Christians and other minorities by terrorist groups.

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, as well as religious and civil society representatives, took part in the opening session of this debate, in which all UN member states were able to participate.

The goal of the meeting was to propose, under the auspices of the United Nations, a charter for action on putting an end to Daesh’s actions to eradicate and slaughter populations and to preserve diversity in the Middle East.

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