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.
Korean Peninsula ‘must be an area for cooperation’, Security Council hears
A senior UN official has underlined the need for unity in the Security Council in the wake of the latest missile launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Syria: Security Council advised to extend cross-border aid access ‘without delay’
New York: UN agency chiefs appealed to the Security Council on Tuesday to extend a deal guaranteeing cross-border aid access to northwest Syria, that’s due to expire in eight days.
Security Council examines rising terrorism threat globally
New York: A UN Security Council meeting on Thursday focused on terrorism began with a sobering reminder of the danger posed by this persistent threat to international peace.
Security ‘one of the most significant challenges’ in DR Congo, Security Council hears
New York: Despite the resilience of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), security is “one of the most significant challenges” it faces, the head of the UN mission in the country, MONUSCO, told the Security Council on Friday.
Security Council debates Russian withdrawal from crucial Ukraine grain deal
New York: The landmark agreement to export grain and related foodstuffs from Ukraine must be kept alive amid the ongoing war and the global cost of living crisis, two senior UN officials told the Security Council on Monday.
Security Council counter-terrorism body to review growing threat posed by new technologies
New York: The United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee holds a special meeting in Mumbai and New Delhi beginning on Friday, focused on the growing threat posed by new and emerging technologies.
Humanitarian needs ‘growing exponentially’ across Sudan, mission chief warns Security Council
New York: Civilians are in increasing danger, while humanitarian needs across Sudan “are growing exponentially”, the head of the UN mission in Sudan told ambassadors in the Security Council on Tuesday.
Security Council hears top concerns of displacement, global security and civilians in Ukraine
New York: As the war in Ukraine “continues to rage,” the UN political and peacebuilding chief updated the Security Council, saying on Wednesday that 5,718 people have been killed, including 372 children.
Path to peace ‘forged by dialogue and cooperation’ Guterres tells Security Council
New York: Recommit to “dialogue, diplomacy and mutual trust”, Secretary-General António Guterres urged ambassadors in the UN Security Council on Monday, describing them as “the eternal tools of peace”.
Da’esh, affiliates remain ‘global and evolving’ threat, Security Council hears
New York: In a joint briefing to the Security Council on Tuesday, UN counterterrorism officials confirmed that the threat posed by Da’esh terrorist fighters and their affiliates remains “global and evolving”.
Security Council examines capacity building for sustaining peace in Africa
New York: Greater investment in State institutions is critical to counter peace and security challenges in Africa, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Monday.
‘Good strides’ being made towards inclusive peacebuilding, Security Council hears
New York: The UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) aims to adopt a more “ambitious and forward-looking agenda” in 2022, the body’s Chair told the Security Council on Wednesday.
Five countries elected to serve on UN Security Council
New York: Five countries have been elected to serve as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council following a vote in the General Assembly on Thursday.