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The United Nations Security Council expressed concern for continued insecurity in Colombia on Thursday and called on the national government to assume territorial control. The Security Council said so in a statement after mission chief Jean Arnault informed the international body of progress in ...
MOSCOW, April 20. /TASS/. Moscow needs to enhance the offensive feature of its foreign policy in light of Washington's actions, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said at a meeting of the Council's Inter-Agency Commission on Strategic Planning. "Given the changes in the US ...
The Security Council bid farewell on Thursday to veteran diplomat Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue, the Ivory Coast's ambassador to the United Nations who died just months after starting a two-year term on the UN's most powerful body. Council members opened their meeting by standing in silent tribute to ...
SC/13310. The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Peru):. The members of the Security Council reiterated their full and unanimous support for the peace process in Colombia and shared the assessment of the Secretary-General set ...
Following the completion of the 14‑year‑long mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) on 30 March, the Security Council stressed today that the Organization would remain an important partner for the West African nation as it continued to consolidate peace and stability in the future.

After a week of bitter acrimony over Syria, UN Security Council ambassadors are heading to a farmhouse in southern Sweden for a retreat to try to break the deadlock over how to end the war. US Ambassador Nikki Haley and her Russian counterpart Vassily Nebenzia will be among the 15 ...
A technical team deployed by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the site of an alleged Chemical weapons attack in the United Kingdom had identified toxic agents consistent with that Government's initial investigation, said the United Nations top disarmament official in ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Friday it has secured the support of the U.N. Security Council for a new package of sanctions designations that target smuggling at sea by North Korea. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the North Korea Sanctions Committee, which comprises all members of the ... Syria
(Asharq Al-Awsat) – The UN Security Council heard fears of a further escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence in the Gaza Strip during emergency talks Friday despite a failure to agree a joint statement on clashes that have left at least 16 people dead. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an ... Syria
The UN Security council holds emergency talks following clashes in the Israel-Gaza border. File photo by UN/Mark Garten ... His call came as the UN Security Council heard fears of a further escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence in the Gaza Strip during emergency talks. "The Secretary-General calls for ... Syria
Grenell stated that Richard Holbrooke, the deceased former US ambassador to Germany and the UN, orchestrated the agreement. Germany is currently one of three countries campaigning for two rotating Security Council seats from the WEOG region. Belgium and Israel are each also vying for a seat, which ... Syria
Palestine's permanent observer to the UN, Riyad H. Mansour, called on the Security Council to “shoulder its responsibility and take opposition” in the wake of the deadly violence during the 'March of Return' protests along the Israel-Palestine border on Friday. Mansour made the comments in New York City, ... Syria
A high-ranking UN official on Friday warned of a possible worsening situation in the Gaza Strip in coming days and urged Israel to fulfill its responsibilities in the framework of international human rights and human laws. The Security Council on Friday convened an emergency session at Kuwait's request ... Syria
The United Nations Security Council has blacklisted dozens of ships and shipping companies over oil and coal smuggling by North Korea, boosting pressure on Pyongyang as leader Kim Jong-un plans to meet with his South Korean and US counterparts. Syria
On 2 March, Council members issued a press statement condemning the 19 February Boko Haram kidnapping of 110 school girls in Dapchi, Nigeria, and a 1 March attack in Rann, Nigeria that led to the deaths of at least three humanitarian workers, four Nigerian soldiers, and four Nigerian police ... Syria

General McMaster carried out a slow-rolling purge of hard-liners at the National Security Council who had been installed by Mr. Flynn and were allied ideologically with Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump's former chief strategist, earning the ire of conservatives who complained that his moves represented the ... Syria
NEW YORK, Mar 22 2018 (IPS) - There is nothing controversial about saying the UN Security Council has failed Syria. Diplomats have openly admitted it, journalists have written about it, human rights organizations have declared it – several times over in the past seven years. But what happened this week was deplorable ... Syria
The UN Security Council elections, slated for this coming June, will see two of the five available seats for the 2019-20 term go to two WEOG members, which includes almost all western European nations, as well as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and, since 2000, Israel. The race will come to a runoff this ... Syria
The United Nations Security Council adopted four Resolutions during the Artsakh war in 1993 calling for the withdrawal of Armenian forces, cessation of all hostilities and urging a negotiated settlement of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. These four Resolutions are often cited by the Azerbaijani ... Syria
The members of the Security Council met on 19 March 2018 to discuss the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They were briefed by the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, as well as by Jeanine Bandu Bahati, Coordinator of “Encadrement des ... Syria
It is critical to shore up areas of Africa's Lake Chad Basin freed from the grip of Boko Haram, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General told the Security Council on Thursday, as she also called for efforts to rebuild the lives of women and girls that have suffered at the hands of the terrorist group. Syria
A Madman on the National Security Council. John Bolton is that most ludicrous of creatures: the unreconstructed Bush-era foreign policy thinker. By Matt Purple • March 23, 2018 ... Syria
NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 21 March, on Nowruz, which resulted in at least 33 people killed and 65 injured, for which the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ... Syria
Russia used a procedural vote on Monday to prevent UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein from presenting on human rights conditions in Syria to the UN Security Council (UNSC). Why it matters: To date, Russia has vetoed nine resolutions aimed at intensifying pressure on Syria's Bashar al-Assad, ... Syria
The Jewish state has never held a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council. For the first 50 years of its existence, it was denied membership in any of the UN's regional groups, which control candidacies for these rotating seats. Then it was finally admitted to the Western European and Others ... Syria
Moscow's called an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting, which is happening right now. Another diplomatic showdown, the council has been divided throughout the war. That was clear again today. We're now joined by NPR's diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen. Michele, thanks so much ...
High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein called out the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for invoking their veto power in the face of "some of the most prolific slaughterhouses of humans in recent times." "Second to those who are criminally responsible — those who kill and ...
This is my last briefing to this Council before the end of my assignment as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen. I began my assignment in April 2015, with Yemen already embroiled in a conflict that has gradually destroyed the economy, healthcare services, housing, roads and schools ...
Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas' speech at the Security Council last Tuesday was carefully designed. It was clearly moderate, it did not hint at any change in Abbas' pacifist negotiating strategy, it kept the door wide open for negotiating a settlement although in a different format, and even when ...
Russia has blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have called out Iran for violating an arms embargo against Yemen's Houthi rebels. During a vote Monday, Russia wielded its veto against the British-drafted text. Bolivia joined Russia in voting against the measure, and China and Kazakhstan ...
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mansour Ayyad Sh. A. Alotaibi (Kuwait):. The members of the Security Council met on 22 February 2018 to discuss the situation in the Central African Republic and the activities of the United Nations Multidimensional ...
There is nothing really special about the news that Indonesia wants to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in 2019. Although some observers in the country have characterized this bid as unique, the Southeast Asian country has been a non-permanent member of the ...
When it adopted the measures, the UN Security Council reaffirmed in its resolution 2397 (2017) that the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, as well as their means of delivery, constitute a threat to international peace and security. The EU has repeatedly expressed its expectation that ...
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Saturday in favor of a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, after days of bombardment by the Syrian government on a Damascus suburb left hundreds of civilians dead. The resolution called for all parties to “cease hostilities without delay” across the country ...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a resolution demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire across Syria until Saturday in hopes of closing a gap over the timing for a halt to fighting. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia has called an immediate cease-fire ...
"We refuse categorically any initiative that includes getting the residents out of their homes and moving them elsewhere," Ghouta rebel factions wrote in a letter to the Security Council. Eastern Ghouta has 400,000 people spread over a larger area than other enclaves the government has recaptured. Late on ...
The Palestinian official's remarks came few days after Abbas presented to the Security Council a plan calling for convening an international peace conference in mid-2018, with wide international participation involving the concerned parties and regional and international players, in particular the permanent ...
23 (Xinhua) -- The Security Council has postponed a vote on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire across Syria till noon on Saturday, said Kuwaiti ambassador to the United Nations Mansour Al-Otaibi. Otaibi, who is president of the Security Council for February, said the council members failed to ...
The present report is the forty-eighth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2258 (2015), paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016) and paragraph 6 of resolution ...
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council delayed a vote on Friday on a resolution demanding a 30-day truce in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations, said ... Russia has cast 11 vetoes on possible Security Council action on Syria since its civil war began in 2011.
The UN Security Council is expected to meet to vote on a draft resolution seeking a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, as the death toll in the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta continues to rise. The meeting, however, has already been delayed multiple times as negotiations continue over the wording of the ...
Updated at 6:28 p.m. ET. The United Nations Security Council is delaying until Saturday a vote to approve a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. The move came after diplomats had scheduled a vote for midday Friday but were unable to come to an agreement on a draft resolution on when the ...
Gustavo de Carvalho, senior researcher in the Peace Operations and Peacebuilding unit at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria, believes the theme of Silencing the Guns will be a good entry point for strengthening interaction between the UN and the AU – 'the role played traditionally by the ...
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mansour Ayyad Sh. A. Alotaibi (Kuwait):. The members of the Security Council were briefed on 14 February 2018 by the Special Representative of the Secretary‑General and Head of the United Nations Integrated ...
By happy coincidence, South Africa will take a seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council in 2019 with Cyril Ramaphosa at the helm of the country. This, combined with the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth in 2018, provides an opportunity for the country to recover some of the international cachet ...
NPR's Michele Kelemen reports the U.N. Security Council is still debating a resolution calling for a truce. MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: The scene has become familiar in a war now entering its seventh year. The U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock pleads for a pause in fighting so aid workers can reach ...
The United Kingdom has proposed a presidential statement on the situation in Yemen which the Security Council will discuss this week. While Security Council resolutions are binding on all member-states, presidential statements are not. “The Security Council has been shamefully silent for months on ...
Jared Kushner Jason Greenblatt Nikki Haley Jared Kushner, left, and Jason Greenblatt, right, listen as American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. AP Photo/Mary ...


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