United Nations - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (25 February 2019)

France will take up the Security Council presidency on March 1. What are the challenges of that presidency? What issues will be dealt with?

France will assume the monthly UN Security Council presidency in March.

It will focus on active support for peacekeeping, especially in Mali; conflict resolution and the commitment to peace; strengthening humanitarian access and protecting humanitarian personnel working in dangerous areas; compliance with international humanitarian law; and the defense of women in armed conflict and boosting their participation in the peace process.