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UN Security Council passes resolution demanding ‘an immediate ceasefire’ in Gaza during Ramadan

The UN Security Council on Monday (March 25, 2024) passed a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire for the month of Ramadan, the immediate and unconditional release of hostages and "the urgent need to expand the flow" of aid into Gaza.

Effort to restart Iran nuclear deal ‘at a standstill’ Security Council hears

Despite appeals to all those involved in the stalled deal to ensure Iran does not develop nuclear weapons, “diplomatic efforts remain at a standstill”, the UN’s political affairs chief told the Security Council on Monday.

UN: Security Council agrees to terminate UN mission in Sudan

The Security Council on Friday decided to terminate the mandate of the UN political mission in Sudan from next Monday, after Khartoum called for its immediate withdrawal last month.

Security Council meets over Israel-Gaza: 'Very real risk' of conflict expanding warns top envoy Play video

UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland on Wednesday highlighted the need for an inquiry into the strike against a Gaza hospital that killed hundreds, including patients, staff and displaced people seeking shelter.

Security Council authorizes ‘historic’ support mission in Haiti

In what is being hailed as an historic first, the UN Security Council on Monday authorized the deployment of an international security force to help Haiti’s national police quell surging gang violence and restore security across the strife-torn Caribbean nation.

Ukraine: ‘Latest attacks signal a calamitous turn’, Security Council hears

The recent wave of devastating Russian attacks targeting Odesa and other key Ukrainian port cities marks a “calamitous turn” in the 17-month war, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Security Council fails to reach consensus on Syria aid lifeline

New York: Life-saving assistance to millions in northwest Syria is at risk after the UN Security Council on Tuesday failed to adopt either of two competing resolutions to extend cross-border aid delivery from Türkiye.

MINUSCA chief to Security Council: Decade-long cycle of conflict can be broken

Despite deteriorating border security, humanitarian and human rights challenges, the Central African Republic (CAR) is committed to a constitutional referendum and local elections, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

Security Council urged to step up on financing for AU peace operations

New York: The UN political affairs chief on Thursday appealed for the Security Council to ensure reliable funding for African Union (AU) efforts towards greater peace and security on the continent.

Security Council veto should be ‘very last resort’: General Assembly President

New York: One year after the General Assembly adopted its so-called “veto initiative”, Member States met on Wednesday to discuss how it could contribute to a more efficient and impact-oriented UN.

Security Council veto should be ‘very last resort’: General Assembly President

New York: One year after the General Assembly adopted its so-called “veto initiative”, Member States met on Wednesday to discuss how it could contribute to a more efficient and impact-oriented UN.

Mali: Civilians paying the price as terrorist violence flares up, Security Council hears

The security situation in Mali remains quite volatile, marked by pockets of terrorist violence, with devastating consequences for civilians, the top UN official there said on Wednesday.

International system crucial to countering threat of weapons diversion, Security Council hears

New York: Implementing the many global tools aimed at controlling the trade and transfer of weapons – ranging from tracing instruments, to export rules, to safe storage guidelines and beyond – is crucial to prevent arms from falling into the wrong hands, the UN’s senior disarmament official told the Security Council on Monday.

Diplomacy in Yemen reaches new pitch following year of relative calm, Security Council hears

New York: With the holy month of Ramadan fast approaching, warring parties in Yemen must build on relative calm across the country and the April 2022 truce – which is largely holding, despite its official lapse in October – to negotiate a nationwide ceasefire and address the dire humanitarian needs there, senior UN officials told the Security Council on Wednesday.

UN Security Council hears echoed demands to end war in Ukraine

New York: The UN chief told the Security Council on Friday that “we need peace” in Ukraine, calling for urgent action on multiple fronts.