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Debate on Cooperation between the UN and the CSTO, the CIS, and the SCO

Tomorrow morning (19 July), the Security Council will hold a debate on cooperation between the UN and regional and subregional organisations, focusing on the role of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in maintaining international peace and security. Russia, a founding member of these three organisations, is convening the debate as a signature event of its July Council presidency, and its Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin will chair the meeting. CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov, CIS Secretary General Sergey Lebedev, and SCO Secretary General Zhang Ming are expected to brief.

Strengthening cooperation with regional and sub-regional organisations—as envisioned in Chapter VIII of the UN Charter—has become an increasingly prominent theme for the Security Council. The AU, the EU, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) are some of the organisations that have developed more institutionalised relationships with the Council.

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