Ireland has today become the president of the UN Security Council for the next 30 days.
The main focus of the next month will undoubtedly focus on Afghanistan and the humanitarian crisis in the region.
The UN Security Council presidency rotates between members of the Security Council each month, with Ireland now taking on the role from India.
Ireland plans to hold a meeting of foreign ministers, with a particular focus on peacekeeping missions.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will chair the debate.
Coveney is today meeting India’s Foreign Affairs Minister today, to ensure a seamless transition from India to Ireland on the Afghanistan file.
“Getting a resolution in the Security Council is never easy in the best of times, but on something as important as Afghanistan we need unity now, and a small country like Ireland always works hard to try to build consensus,” Coveney said.