Jul 7, 2011
The members of the Council acknowledge the efforts made by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the authorities of the Central African Republic to organize peaceful presidential and legislative elections. They note that the near absence of a political opposition in the democratic institutions of the Central African Republic since the elections may constitute a considerable challenge to the process of national reconciliation and nation building.
Security Council Press Statement on the Central African Republic
Jul 5, 2011
Germany has taken over the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in what will be an eventful month. Alongside the changes sweeping the Arab world, work will focus primarily on South Sudan’s imminent declaration of independence. Speaking on the eve of Germany’s month as President, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said, “The architecture of the world is undergoing dramatic changes – and this has to be reflected in the work of the United Nations.”
German Presidency - UN Security Council in July