WORKING VISIT OF YB MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO NEW YORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH MALAYSIA'S PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2015
YB Dato' Sri Anifah Aman, Minister of Foreign Affairs, is undertaking a working visit to New York in conjunction with Malaysia's Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of June 2015.
YB Foreign Minister will be presiding over a UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict on 18 June 2015. The Open Debate will provide a platform to discuss the 14th annual report of the Secretary General on children and armed conflict as well as highlight the issue of abduction of children. The Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution that will strengthen available mechanisms to hold perpetrators of abductions accountable. This includes listing parties to armed conflict that abduct children in the annual report of the Secretary General.
While in New York, YB Foreign Minister is also scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with his Ministerial colleagues to discuss bilateral cooperation as well as regional and international issues of common concern.
Aside from the Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict, Malaysia, as President of the Security Council will also convene an Open Briefing on Peacebuilding on 25 June 2015 and co-chair an informal session with Spain on climate change on 30 June 2015.
The Open Briefing on Peacebuilding, which will be chaired by the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the UN, will be followed by an Informal Interactive Dialogue (IID) involving members of the Security Council and Peacebuilding Commission as well as countries contributing troops to UN peacekeeping missions. The IID is aimed at encouraging exchanges of ideas between these countries on enhancing cooperation in peacebuilding.
The informal session on climate change will involve the participation of UNSC and non-UNSC members as well as experts on the subject of climate change. The session will deliberate on the issue of “The Role of Climate Change as a Threat Multiplier to Global Security”. The convening of a session on climate change during Malaysia’s Presidency is also to deliver on the promise made by YB Foreign Minister to the Pacific Island States on taking forward the issue of climate change at the Security Council.
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
17 June 2015