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THE National Security Council is expected to meet today to consider and operationalise crime-fighting strategies coming out of the government's three-day Cabinet retreat, which ended on Friday. "Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the Cabinet examined current crime and public order challenges and ...
Kabul - The UN Security Council undertook a visit to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from the 13th to 15th of January 2018. The first Council visit to Afghanistan since 2010, the visit was an opportunity to reiterate the Security Council's support for the government and people of Afghanistan and their ...

The Afghan government says President Ashraf Ghani has met with a top-level UN Security Council delegation that included the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. The statement on January 15 said Ghani and Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah met with the UN diplomats at the ...
It is my honour to be here with you today to introduce the Secretary-General's report on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel. Despite continuous progress in West Africa and the Sahel, notably regarding democratic and peaceful political transitions, the security situation in ...
And the UN Security Council has never been willing to acknowledge Rwanda or Uganda's presence in the Congo, which is a violation of national sovereignty that the UN Charter would oblige them to stop if they did. So it's really up to the Congolese people, right? There are no other significant players on ...
Members of the United Nations Security Council are considering a visit to Afghanistan to show solidarity with the Afghan people, meet Afghan government officials and assess the situation in the country, head of the UN Security Council said this week. Kazakhstan Ambassador Kairat Umarov told reporters ...

UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for establishing "balance of power" in the Security Council to make the world body more "democratic". Speaking at a ceremony on Friday at which Egypt took over the chairmanship of the G77 and China from Ecuador, the UN Secretary-General called for a more ...
11 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Thursday voiced concern over the security situation in West Africa and the Sahel region, particularly the threat of terrorism and violent extremism. "Council members expressed their concern over remaining security challenges, including the threat of terrorism and ...
Photo taken on Dec. 22, 2017 shows the United Nations Security Council voting on a resolution on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) at the UN headquarters in New York. (Xinhua/Wang Ying). United Nations, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Wednesday welcomed the ...
The president of the UN Security Council says members are considering a visit to Afghanistan to get a better understanding of the war-torn country's prospects and needs. "We think it's important for Security Council members to get the update of the situation from the ground," Kazakh Ambassador Kairat ...
Meeting today to discuss the updated situation in Darfur, Security Council members focused on the first of two phases for the reconfiguration of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), while noting developments with regard to the political process and the humanitarian ...
10 January 2018 - Colombia's peace efforts remain challenged by the task of reintegrating 14,000 former rebel combatants, the top United Nations official in the country said Wednesday as he also reported to the Security Council that the UN will 'closely follow' reports of a just-broken ceasefire between the National ...
The members of the Security Council congratulated the Liberian people and government, as well as political leaders, civil society organizations, and the media for the peaceful conduct of the December 26 presidential runoff election. They congratulated the two candidates for the responsible conduct of their ...
... refusal to compromise will only result in further delays in preparations for elections and deepening of the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been gripped by a recent spate of violent protests, the United Nations peacekeeping chief told the Security Council Tuesday.
A United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday to discuss recent protests in Iran turned into criticism of the United States for requesting to meet on what some member states said was an internal issue for Tehran, Reuters reports. France's ambassador to the UN said the protests do not threaten ...
U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has met privately with the U.N. Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told reporters that McMaster gave a "very good" and "very helpful" briefing on Afghanistan to the council Tuesday. Nebenzia says ...

When the UN Security Council meets this week to discuss chemical weapons use in Syria, its 15 members should send a strong message to the Syrian government that those responsible for dozens of chemical weapon attacks will be held accountable and may face future prosecution. It should do so first by ...
The UN Security Council's (UNSC) meeting on Friday requested by the US on the current wave of unrest and demonstrations across Iran, turned out to be inconclusive. Members of the UNSC were first split on the issue of whether the council has jurisdiction over the Iranian situation but they voted, ...
A view of Kabul, the centre of Afghanistan's social and political life. Photo UNAMA/Fardin Waezi. 5Share. Print. 6 January 2018 - The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" terrorist attack that took place in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on 4 January, killing at least 15 people and ...
United Nations -- The United Nations Security Council was to hold an emergency meeting Friday afternoon on what U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has described as the "troubling and dangerous situation in Iran." At least 450 people have been arrested and 21 killed in anti-government protests that swept ...
On 4 December, Council members issued a press statement condemning an attack on a MINUSCA detachment in Bria that day by suspected anti‑Balaka elements, which resulted in one Mauritanian peacekeeper killed and two other Mauritanian peacekeepers and one Zambian peacekeeper injured ...
The Arab League yesterday completed a draft proposal to block Israel's 2019-2020 bid to join the UN Security Council, the Bahraini news agency reported. Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has never obtained a non-permanent Security Council seat. According to the news agency, the ...
"The last time we were members of the Security Council was 20 years ago," Waszczykowski said, adding that "the international situation has changed drastically, and for the worse" since then. Issues that Poland will have to tackle in the upcoming year include the development of territories reclaimed from ...
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 28 December, which resulted in more than 40 people killed and 80 injured, for which the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) has claimed ...
The Security Council responded by creating in August 2015 a Joint Investigative Mechanism between the United Nations and the chemical weapons organization to identify perpetrators of these atrocious crimes. From August 2015 to October 2016, a team of investigators looked into eight cases of the use ...
Ignoring the avalanche of evidence that prior sanctions on the DPRK are causing a devastating humanitarian crisis for the people of North Korea, especially the most vulnerable, on December 22, despite warnings of the catastrophic consequences to the people, the UN Security Council passed a new set of ...
United Nations -- The United Nations Security Council placed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday that significantly choke off fuel supplies and order North Koreans working overseas to return home, in what may prove the last test of whether any amount of economic pressure can force the isolated ...
On December 5, 1975, the United States supported Israel in the Security Council for the first time, as it vetoed a resolution condemning Israel's violation of Lebanon's sovereignty and territorial integrity, warning of taking appropriate measures if Israel does not abide by previous decisions of the Security ...
In an official statement, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid expressed Egypt's welcoming of the Security Council's success in adopting the resolution sponsored by his country, along with Japan and Sweden. He added that the resolution reflects the international response towards the crisis in ...
United Nations (AP) U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. Security Council to punish Iran for what the Trump administration calls its "dangerous violations" of U.N. resolutions and "destabilizing behavior," but Russia says what is needed is dialogue not threats or sanctions. Haley told a ...
The members of the Security Council welcomed Prime Minister Saad Hariri's return to Lebanon and his decision to continue his term. In that context, they commended the convening in Paris on 8 December 2017 of a ministerial meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon, chaired by the United ...
19 December 2017 - The Security Council today renewed the authorization for United Nations relief agencies and their partners to use routes across conflict lines and border crossings to deliver lifesaving assistance to millions in north-west and southern Syria through Turkey and Jordan. In a resolution adopted by a ...
19 December 2017 - The United Nations political chief told the Security Council Tuesday that the UN Secretariat is not yet in a position to confirm whether the ballistic missiles launched at the Saudi cities of Yanbu and Riyadh were Iranian Qiam-1 missiles, as assessed by Saudi authorities. "Almost two years after ...
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on Monday. The Council voted on a resolution that expressed "deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem," without mentioning the U.S. by name. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption.
Punctuating America's increasing international isolation, the United Nations Security Council demanded on Monday that the Trump Administration rescind its decisions to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to put the United States Embassy there. The demand, in a resolution that its backers knew ...
Nearly five years after parties signed the cooperation framework for The Great Lakes region, the Security Council reiterated today its call for States to abide by the commitment to non‑interference in the internal affairs of neighbours and the prohibition against abetting armed groups or war criminals.
Members of the Security Council were briefed this morning by the Chairs of various subsidiary bodies, who reported on the Committees' activities on such matters as counter‑terrorism efforts and the sanctions regimes in a range of countries from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Yemen. Abdellatif ...
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack against the Company Operating Base of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) at Semuliki, North Kivu on 7 December 2017, which caused the death of 15 ...
The Security Council Committee established pursuant to Resolution 1718 (2006), in order to dispel any potential misunderstandings about the Security Council sanctions regime on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and better facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the Democratic ...
In the resolution adopted today, the 15-member Security Council welcomed progress achieved in the operationalization of the FC-G5S and underlined the need for FC-G5S operations to be conducted in full compliance with international law, including international humanitarian, human rights and refugee ...
A Security Council resolution in December said the body would "not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations." The United States declined to use its veto power on the council to block that resolution, ...
But then, you might ask, why is Britain still a member of that exclusive club called the Security Council? Why are other equally eligible nations such as India, Germany, Japan and Brazil -- the G-4 members -- or African countries denied admission to the club to reflect an equitable geographical distribution?
International pushback against America's unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital is gathering steam, especially in Western European countries. The UN Security Council will hold a special meeting on the issue at 6 P.M. Israel time on Friday, at the request of eight member states: Britain, France ...
7 December 2017 - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the slave trade of African migrants in Libya as "heinous human rights abuses which may also amount to crimes against humanity," and called on those responsible to be held to account. In a statement read out to a formal meeting by ...
"The people of South Sudan have simply suffered far too much for far too long and we must not take their resilience against incredible odds for granted," Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told the Security Council today, about a week before the current mandate ...
President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel not only upends decades of American policy. It also appears to put the United States at odds with the United Nations Security Council. The 15-member council has adopted a number of resolutions, dating back 50 years, aimed in part at ...
"The Security Council condemns such actions as heinous abuses of human rights which may also amount to crimes against humanity. The Security Council calls upon all relevant authorities to investigate such activities without delay to bring the perpetrators to justice and hold those responsible to account.".
6 December 2017 - After more than 24 years of operations, the United Nations tribunal set up to prosecute crimes committed during conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990s, has now completed all judicial work, the court's President told the UN Security Council on Wednesday. "Despite all the sceptics, the naysayers, the deniers ...
The United Nations Security Council will meet on Friday at the request of eight states. The meeting will focus on US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The UN has given Jerusalem a special legal and political status, and rejects Trump's decision.


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