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Security Council strengthens measures against DPRK’s nuclear, ballistic missile activities

New York, Dec 1 (Just Earth News): Strongly condemning the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 9 September, the Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted measures that United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described as “the toughest and most comprehensive sanctions regime ever” against that country.

Security Council authorizes UN Mission in Colombia to verify ceasefire

New York, Nov 2 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council has sent a letter to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon authorizing the UN Mission in Colombia to verify the ceasefire and cessation of hostilities, following a request from the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP).

In unanimous vote, Security Council extends mandate of UN-OPCW body on chemical weapons use in Syria

New York, Nov 1 (Just Earth News): The UN Security Council on Monday extended by just under three weeks the mandate of the United Nations- Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Joint Investigative Mechanism, the body tasked with identifying those behind chemical weapons attacks in the Syrian civil war.

Security Council welcomes initiative to end political crisis in Guinea-Bissau

New York, Oct 21 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council has welcomed a recent inclusive dialogue, convened in Conakry, by Alpha Condé, the President of Guinea, that involved political leaders, civil society and religious communities of Guinea-Bissau as part of a regional efforts to end the political crisis in the country.

Security Council dispatches UN special envoy to Burundi for talks on political crisis

New York, Oct 14 (Just Earth News): The Security Council will dispatch a senior United Nations envoy to consult with officials in Burundi to “find a way forward on all issues related to peace and security and UN activities in the country,” after the Government earlier rejected a Council resolution on establishing a police officers’ component there and amid reports that it will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Security Council fails to adopt resolutions on ending violence in war-torn Syria's eastern Aleppo

New York, Oct 9(Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Saturday failed to adopt two resolutions to end the bloodshed in Syria's besieged eastern Aleppo.

Security Council recommends former Prime Minister of Portugal Guterres as next UN Secretary-General

New York, Oct 7(Just Earth News): The Security Council on Thursday formally chose the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as its nominee to be the next Secretary-General of the United Nations for a five-year term when incumbent Ban Ki-moon steps down on 31 December.

Security Council calls on Somali parties to address political challenges amid latest election delay

New York, Sept 29 (Just Earth News): Regretting an extension to the 2016 electoral process in Somalia announced by the country’s electoral body, the United Nations Security Council has called on all parties in the country to upload their commitments on the elections and to come to an agreement on the remaining political challenges without further delay.

Security Council adopts resolution on nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament

New York, Sept 24 (Just Earth News): Reaffirming that proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and their means of delivery, threatens international peace and security, the United Nations Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution urging all States who haven’t done so to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

Angolan Vice-President calls for urgent UN reforms to keep Security Council’s credibility from ‘crumbling’

New York, Sept 23 (Just Earth News): Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the Vice-President of Angola on Thursday underlined the urgency of reforming the global Organization, in particular the Security Council, to strengthen the UN’s capability in promoting international peace and security, and to increase its ability to respond quickly in conflicts and challenges.

Security Council adopts resolution on countering terrorist threats to civil aviation

New York, Sept 22 (Just Earth News): The global aviation system is of vital importance to economic development and prosperity, and all States must strengthen, both individually and collectively, aviation security measures, in order to secure a stable and peaceful global environment, the United Nations Security Council declared on Thursday.

Security Council approves three-month extension for UN Mission in Liberia

New York, Sept 15 (Just Earth News): The Security Council this morning extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) through the end of the year, while reaffirming its readiness to consider withdrawing the operation and transitioning to a future UN presence there following a proposed mid-November review of situation on the ground in the country.

Security Council urges warring parties in Yemen to resume talks with UN envoy

New York, Sept 9 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Thursday urged the parties to the conflict in Yemen to immediately resume talks with the UN envoy for that country and discuss his proposal for a comprehensive agreement covering both security and political issues.

INTERVIEW: Upcoming visit a chance for the Security Council to see, firsthand, the challenges facing the people of South Sudan

New York, Sept 2 (Just Earth News): A delegation from the United Nations Security Council is expected to visit South Sudan next week. The visit comes after the 15-member Council recently approved the deployment of a 4,000-strong protection force responsible for providing a secure environment in and around Juba, under the authority of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in the wake of recent violence stemming from political differences.

Security Council extends mandate of UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon

New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday unanimously extended the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), until the end of August 2017.