International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa did a sterling job heading up the United Nations Security Council this past month. The Chief diplomat oversaw resolutions such as the mobilisation of youth and silencing of guns by 2020, the role of preventative diplomacy in Africa and closer cooperation between the UN and the African Union.

Pandor says womens’ issues also got the attention they deserve.

“I think South Africa has acquitted itself well. I’m particularly pleased at the adoption of the resolution on women, peace and security which was by unanimous agreement of all member states that are members of the Security Council. We had some ups and downs with formulations in the resolution but in the end we had an agreement.”

Pandor spoke to SABC News correspondent in New York, Sherwin Bryce-Pease: