Security Council Holds First Summit-Level Meeting and Issues Declaration on its Central Role in Maintaining World Peace and Security
At a time of momentous change, the first summit-level meeting of the United Nations Security Council was held today. The meeting reaffirmed the central role of the Security Council in maintaining world peace and upholding the principle of collective security as envisioned in the United Nations Charter. Attending the meeting were 13 Heads of State and Government, as well as two Foreign Ministers, representing the members of the Security Council. Council members issued a declaration that commits their governments to measures intended to halt the spread of weapons of mass destruction. The declaration also invites Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali to make recommendations on ways to strengthen the capacity of the united Nations in preventative diplomacy, for peace-making and peace-keeping.
A general view of the summit-level meeting of the Security Council.