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‘Credibility and relevance’ of UN on the line over Security Council reform, warns Assembly President

New York: The entire credibility and relevance of the United Nations will be called into question unless the General Assembly finally takes a lead on reforming the Organisation’s most powerful body responsible for peace and security issues, the Security Council.

Outgoing ICC Prosecutor urges Security Council to keep focus on justice in Darfur

New York: The international community must stay focused on achieving justice and peace for the people of Darfur, the outgoing Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Security Council upholds role of multilateralism in a complex world

New York: The President of the UN General Assembly on Friday urged countries to “do better” in making COVID-19 vaccines available to everyone, everywhere, warning that “good intentions are no match for vaccines in arms.”

Security Council renews Syrian cross-border relief convoys amid ongoing challenges for aid workers

  New York, Dec 20(Just Earth News): The Security Council on Tuesday 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.  

Security Council considers measures to support regional force in the Sahel

New York, Dec 9 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution clarifying the ways in which the international community, including the UN mission Mali – known by its French acronym MINUSMA – is expected to provide support to a multi-country joint military force conducting counter-terrorist operations in the Sahel.

Security Council hears calls for ‘all of UN’ approach to stop destruction, smuggling of cultural heritage

New York, Dec 1(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday focused its attention on global efforts to stop the traffic in and destruction of cultural property, with the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) laying out steps to protect cultural heritage and ensure that it can serve “as a source of belonging and peace for all people in times of conflict.”

At Security Council, UN chief urges cooperation to tackle security challenges in Mediterranean

New York, Nov 18(Just Earth News): The Mediterranean – a confluence of civilizations, cultures, religions, trade and migration – is facing multiple security challenges, such as terrorism, illicit trade in narcotics, environmental degradation and forced displacement, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday.

Security Council recognizes contributions of police components to UN peacekeeping

New York, Nov 7(Just Earth News):The Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution stressing the important contribution that United Nations policing can provide in peacekeeping and special political missions throughout the conflict cycle.  

Security Council considers boost in UN peacekeepers numbers in Central African Republic

New York, Nov 7(Just Earth News): The Security Council is deciding whether to increase the number of United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), one of the recommendations put forward by Secretary-General António Guterres for strengthening the operation, which was discussed at on Monday’s meeting in New York.

Security Council re-authorizes operations to disrupt migrant smuggling off coast of Libya

New York, Oct 6(Just Earth News): The Security Council on Thursday extended by one year the authorization for Member States to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya that they have reasonable grounds to suspect are being used for migrant smuggling or human trafficking.

At Security Council, UN official urges greater cooperation for more effective aviation security

New York, Sept 28(Just Earth News): Highlighting multifaceted threats to aviation security in the context of international peace and security, the head of the United Nations civil aviation body urged greater cooperation among Member States, at all levels, to make global aviation security more effective.

Security Council approves probe into ISIL’s alleged war crimes in Iraq

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Thursdayauthorised the establishment of an investigation team to support Iraq’s domestic efforts to hold the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) accountable for acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed in the country.

Security Council approves one-year extension of UN political mission in Libya

New York, Sept 15(Just Earth News): The Security Council on Thursday extended for one year the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), focused on supporting the North African country's political process and key national institutions, as well as coordination of international assistance.

Security Council calls on Guinea-Bissau leaders to 'find common ground' for swift resolution of political crisis

New York, Sept 14(Just Earth News): Concerned by the political crisis in Guinea-Bissau, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday urged political actors to “put the interests of [the people] above all other consideration” and called on the country's leaders to engage in genuine dialogue, find common ground and implement the Conakry Agreement of 14 October 2016, including by appointing a consensus Prime Minister, as required by that accord.

Security Council extends African-led mission in Somalia, targets handover to national security forces

New York, Aug 31(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday extended its authorization of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2018, approving a reduction of its uniformed personnel to a maximum 21,626 by 31 December 2017, with an eye towards the gradual handover over of responsibilities to Somali security forces.