Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the UN in New York

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Non-permanent Member of the Security Council (1994-1995)

The Czech Republic, for the first time in its history, was elected to the UN Security Council for the period of 1994-1995. During this biennium, the Security Council dealt, on a regular basis, with approximately twenty conflicts in various parts of the world, along with other issues such as the conduct of peacekeeping missions, non-proliferation of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, as well as a reform of working methods of the Council.

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The Czech Republic, for the first time in its history, was elected to the UN Security Council for the period of 1994-1995. During this biennium, the Security Council dealt, on a regular basis, with approximately twenty conflicts in various parts of the world, along with other issues such as the conduct of peacekeeping missions, non-proliferation of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, as well as a reform of working methods of the Council.

The Czech delegation, headed by Mr Karel Kovanda, the then Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, was actively contributing to the work of the Council and focused particularly on the situation in former Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Georgia, and on the genocide in Rwanda and Burundi. During its membership in the Security Council, the Czech Republic held twice the Presidency of the Council - in January 1994 and in April 1995. Furthermore, the Czech Republic chaired the Security Council Sanctions Committee on Libya, and actively participated in activities of other Council's sanctions committees, particularly those focusing on former Yugoslavia and Iraq.