The statement was delivered at the opening of the public discussion and book launch of "Indonesian Presidency of the UN Security Council May 2019".
Ruddyard argued that Indonesia's leadership during its presidency as an elected member of UNSC was a concrete contribution to the improvement in the working method of the UN Security Council.
"Indonesia's presidency at the UN Security Council is a manifestation of its leadership role in the international arena," he remarked.
Indonesia's presidency in May took the theme of "Investing in Peace", in which it highlighted its efforts to maintain international peace and security.
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Furthermore, Ruddyard stressed the importance of improving the working method of the Security Council that would provide more opportunities for the 10 elected member states to work in an innovative environment.
Indonesia has made significant contributions not only through a series of signature events, but it has also helped to improve the working method of the UN Security Council.
Indonesia introduced the "informal sofa talk" which was inspired by the traditional concept of discussion and "regional wrap up session" which put forward the concept of togetherness. (INE)
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