Colombia concluded Friday its presidency of the UN Security Council which it preceded over during the month of July.
“The delegation of Colombia to the United Nations and the ambassador Nestor Osorio received testimonies […] and recognition from all the Council members.”
During the month that Colombia preceded over the presidency, eight resolutions were approved in Syria, Darfur, Ivory Coast, Iraq, Somalia/Eritrea, Cyprus and South Sudan, said a press statement from the presidential office.
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos said assuming the role of leading of the Security Council ”was an immense honor, but an immense responsibility for the country.”
During July, Colombia’s foreign minister Maria Angela Holguin preceded over a debate about the problems facing consolidation and peace in countries that have suffered conflicts. Over 46 countries participated in the debate, said the statement.
The deteriorating security situation in Syria was highlighted as the most important issue during Colombia’s presidency.
“Unfortunately the efforts of the whole international community to search for a peaceful solution have been unfruitful,” the statement continued.