July 14, 2020

The UN Security Council will meet with Trump this Thursday

Members of the UN Security Council will visit Washington on Thursday to meet at a lunch with US President Donald Trump, the US ambassador Kelly Craft announced on Monday.

Craft, who chairs the main decision-making body of the United Nations this month, did not give details of the issues that diplomats will deal with Trump, whose official trips are much more often destined for conflict zones.

In addition to Washington, the US ambassador will take her colleagues to the state of Kentucky during December, where she is originally from and where a playful program is planned, with attendance at a university basketball game and a whiskey distillery.

The fifteen members of the Security Council approved on Monday their work agenda for the month of December, which Craft plans to present in detail to the press next Friday.

Among other matters, the body is expected to address the Iranian nuclear issue, the wars in Syria and Yemen, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict or the situation in Afghanistan.

Also included in the program are the renewal of the mandate of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, measures against piracy off the coast of Somalia and discussions about the situation in Sudan and South Sudan.

As a novelty, USA organize a debate on the role that philanthropy can play in post-conflict situations.

The US ambassador said that her main priority for this month is to work on a "credible" Council that is capable of making decisions and showing results, she said in brief statements to journalists.

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