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Ambassador Sylvie Lucas participates in the Security Council’s open debate on the interdependence between security and development

Published Friday February 11 2011

In her intervention, the Permanent Representative underlined that the intrinsic link between security, development and the respect for human rights and the rule of law was the cornerstone of Luxembourg’s engagement for a multilateral system with the UN at its heart. Through its development cooperation, which has been exceeding 0.7% of its GNI since 2000 and 1% since 2009, Luxembourg strives to end poverty and realize the MDGs, including as a long-term investment for peace and security, and to prevent the outbreak of new conflict. 

The Permanent Representative encouraged the Council to draw on the expertise of the whole UN system when it works on a peacekeeping mandate in order to define, in close coordination with all stakeholders, including full involvement of the women, the best instruments to allow a country to get out of conflict and kick-start its socio-economic development.

The Peacebuilding Commission and ECOSOC can be key partners for the Council in this respect. Peacekeeping missions must lay the ground for sustainable peace through the establishment of security and the creation of an enabling environment for peacebuilding and development tasks. 

The Permanent Representative closed on climate security, calling on the Council to pursue its consideration of the important issue of how the adverse impacts of climate change can have implications for the security and development of States, in particular Small Island Developing States.

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