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.
Security Council urged to support efforts to end M23 insurgency in DR Congo
New York: The recent resurgence of the M23 armed group in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) constitutes a serious threat to peace, security and stability in the region, and urgent action towards curbing the violence is needed, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Tuesday.
UN Syria Commission: ‘unconscionable to consider closing last border crossing’
New York: The UN Syria Commission of Inquiry said on Thursday that not extending current cross-border aid to Syria along the remaining route, would be a “failure of the highest order”. The warning to the Security Council comes as humanitarian needs throughout Syria are at their highest, since the start of the devastating 11-year war.
‘Grim reality’ of war’s deadly toll on civilians laid bare in Security Council
New York: Conflict continues to inflict “widespread civilian death and injury” a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday, outlining the “grim reality” for those caught up in the crossfire of war.
Security Council votes to bolster UN priorities in Afghanistan
New York: Seven months after Afghanistan’s fall to the Taliban, the Security Council on Thursday renewed the mandate of the UN special political mission in the country, charging it with a robust set of priorities, ranging from coordinating humanitarian aid delivery to human rights monitoring and facilitating dialogue.
Investing in women’s empowerment yields major peace, prosperity dividend, Security Council hears
New York: Investing in women’s economic empowerment yields enormous dividends for peace and prosperity, the head of UN Women told the Security Council on Tuesday, stressing that countries where women are economically marginalized and shut out of the workforce are much more likely to go to war.
Human Rights Council to establish Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine
New York: In a resolution adopted on Friday, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva agreed to establish a commission to investigate violations committed during Russia’s military attack on Ukraine.
Security Council debates Russian strike on Ukraine nuclear power plant
New York: Heavy fighting reported overnight at Ukraine’s largest nuclear power is both unacceptable and “highly irresponsible,” the UN’s senior political affairs official told the Security Council during an emergency meeting on Friday, while assuring members that radiation levels are normal and the facility’s cooling system was not affected.
Security Council vote sets up emergency UN General Assembly session on Ukraine crisis
New York: The Security Council voted on Sunday to call for a rare emergency special session of the 193-member UN General Assembly on Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, which will be held on Monday.
Russia blocks Security Council action on Ukraine
New York: Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Friday that would have demanded that Moscow immediately stop its aggression against Ukraine and withdraw all troops, a move several Council members said was deplorable, but inevitable.
Security Council ‘deeply concerned’ by expanding clashes in northern Ethiopia
New York: The Members of the United Nations Security Council expressed “deep concern” about the expansion and intensification of military clashes in northern Ethiopia.