33 of 46 Security Council Meetings in 1967 Devoted to Middle East

The Middle East crisis dominated the deliberations of the Security Council in 1967, with 33 of its 46 sessions during the year devoted to events in that part of the world, the United Nations reported today. The busiest months were June and November, when the Security Council held 17 and 12 meetings respectively on the Middle East. In 1966, the Council held a total of 70 meetings, of which 28 were concerned with the Middle East.

The composition of the Security Council changed today, as a new slate of non-permanent members began a two-year term. They are Algeria, Hungary, Pakistan, Paraguay and Senegal, which replaced Argentina, Bulgaria, Japan, Mali and Nigeria. The president of the Council for January is Ambassador Agha Shahi, of Pakistan who replaced Chief Adebo, head of the Nigerian delegation. The presidency rotates each month among all members of the 15-nation body.

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