April 8, the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Open Debate on “Overcoming Post-war Explosive Remnants” was held in the form of a videoconference under the chairmanship of Vietnam, the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council in 2021.
ietnamese Foreign Minister Pei Qingshan presided over the meeting.
The meeting focused on the new threats and challenges posed by explosive remnants after the war. Participants exchanged views on proposing further measures and actions. The participating countries affected by explosive remnants of the meeting exchanged experiences with donor countries for explosive remnants clearance operations and United Nations subsidiary bodies.
The United Nations Security Council reaffirms its commitment to the clearance of explosive remnants and will strongly support the continued work of members of the National Action Coordination Group in this field. UN Security Council expressed concern about the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on explosive remnants clearance operations.
Regarding the harm caused by explosive remnants to the people of the countries concerned, the United Nations Security Council calls on all parties to armed conflict to immediately stop the installation of explosives in violation of international humanitarian law.
Vietnam has presided over various official activities as the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council since April 1, 2021. This is the second time that Vietnam has held a rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member.
Under the agenda of the United Nations Security Council for April, Vietnam will also host three events: the debate on sexual violence in armed conflict, the debate on cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations, and the debate on protecting the necessary infrastructure.