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Security Council renews mandates of UN force monitoring separation area between Israel and Syria; AU-UN hybrid mission in Darfur

New York,July 1 (IBNS): Adopting separate resolutions, the United Nations Security Council has extended the mandates of the Organization’s Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) and the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

Top UN political official updates Security Council on Iran nuclear deal

New York, June 28 (IBNS): Notwithstanding “the continued adherence by Iran” to its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement is “at a crossroads” the United Nations top political official said on Wednesday.

Security Council urged to act with ‘one strong voice’ on raft of ills plaguing Middle East and North Africa

New York, June 26 (IBNS): Ambassadors in the Security Council have been urged by the United Nations Secretary-General to find ‘much-needed consensus’ to resolve the myriad challenges in the Middle East and North Africa.

Security Council calls for efforts to boost role of young people in peace efforts

New York, June 7 (IBNS): The international community is being urged to increase the role of young people in negotiating and implementing peace agreements, in line with a resolution adopted unanimously by the Security Council on Wednesday.

Judges urge Security Council to serve interests of all UN Member States

New York, May 18 (IBNS): The Security Council should act on behalf of the entire United Nations membership rather than prioritizing their own national interests, or those of close allies, international court judges said on Thursday, as the 15-member body debated how to effectively counter numerous threats to world peace.

Security Council extends support for African Union force in Somalia

New York, May 16 (IBNS): The Security Council on Tuesday gave its backing to the African Union force in Somalia, AMISOM, extending its deployment until at least the end of July.

‘Fabric of society’ at risk in Bosnia and Herzegovina, UN Security Council told

New York, May 9 (IBNS): With elections looming, tensions across Bosnia and Herzegovina are rising alongside inflammatory rhetoric against the country’s long-standing peace agreement, a senior figure monitoring its implementation has warned.

Prevent terrorists profiting from cross-border crime, urges UN Security Council

New York, May 9 (IBNS): The United Nations Security-Council on Tuesday called on all countries as well as international organizations to do more to stop terrorists enriching themselves through cross-border organized crime.

At Security Council, UN chief calls for ‘quantum leap’ in funding activities to prevent conflict, address root causes

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): Peacebuilding and sustaining peace require a more coherent United Nations strategy, as well a ‘quantum leap’ in funding activities that prevent the outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of conflict, Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday.

UN officials urge action to prevent sexual violence in conflict; Rohingya lawyer says ‘Security Council failed us’

New York, Apr 17 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council has failed to prevent the Rohingya refugee crisis, and the 15-member body must refer sexual violence and other crimes against the ethnic group to the world’s top criminal court, a Rohingya lawyer said on Monday.

Security Council rejects Russian request to condemn airstrikes in Syria

New York, Apr 15 (IBNS): In an address to an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres cautioned against the crisis in Syria “spiraling out of control."

At Security Council, UN chief pushes for creation of body to determine perpetrators of chemical attacks in Syria

New York, Apr 14 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday again called for the creation of an independent panel that could determine who used chemical weapons in Syria, as the absence of such a body increases the risks of a military escalation in a country already riven by “confrontations and proxy wars.”

Security Council fails to adopt three resolutions on chemical weapons use in Syria

New York, Apr 11 (IBNS): Days after alleged chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, the United Nations Security Council failed to adopt two competing resolutions that would have established a mechanism to investigate use of such weapons in Syria, as well as another concerning a fact-finding mission in the war-torn country.

Security Council urged to prevent ‘uncontrollable escalation’ in Syria

New York, Apr 10 (IBNS): The recent escalating violence across Syria, including allegations of chemical weapons use in a Damascus suburb, could have consequences so devastating they are “difficult to even imagine,” a United Nations envoy warned Monday, calling for unity among global powers to prevent a chain of events that could draw in actors far beyond the region.

As Security Council debates Salisbury chemical attack, Russia calls accusation absurd; UK stands by charge

New York, Apr 6 (JEN): During a heated debate in the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, Russia again rejected allegations levelled by the United Kingdom that Moscow was behind a deadly nerve-agent attack in the English city of Salisbury on 4 March.